Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

Follow the Money: Renibus Therapeutics Nets $16.3M, Shiftsmart Raises $12.75M, Traxo Receives Equity Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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A Cloud Solution for Resumes Takes the Top Prize at UTD’s Annual Big Idea Competition

Posted by Maddie Preston

From affordable and applicable STEM products for everyday life to a dating app that equips user with a wingman and encourages in-person interactions, UTD students presented a variety of startup ideas during Tuesday’s Big Idea Competition.

The University of Texas …

Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

All companies are tech companies.

Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, a special edition of the Dallas Innovates magazine, looks at how companies in Dallas-Fort Worth are attracting and retaining the best talent. Startups, corporates, nonprofits, and organizations work hard …

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 12

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Cooklist’s New Thanksgiving Meal Planner Decides Your Dinner in Under a Minute

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Cooklist is an application that provides automatic grocery shopping with the option to view recipes, compare prices, and order curbside pickup. Now, the app is also doubling as a Thanksgiving meal planner.

This Dallas startup is connecting its users with …

Recap: Startups Take the Stage at Health Wildcatters’ Pitch Day

Posted by Lance Murray

Pitch Day at Health Wildcatters last week signaled the finale of the Dallas accelerator program’s season. More than 175 people listened to pitches by seven teams from the fall cohort, three of which are based in North Texas.

The event …

TMGcore Unveils its Transformative Data Center Platform—And it’s About the Size of an SUV

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based TMGcore, a provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware, has unveiled what it calls evolutionary technology that could transform the data center industry.

TMGcore’s OTTO platform—debuted at Supercomputing 2019 in Denver—is a completely automated, self-contained, …

DI People: RoboKind, rewardStyle, Jacobs, and Idea Grove Make Leadership Announcements

Posted by Lance Murray

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied

Plano-Based 5G Solutions Company Nets $85M in Series C Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based small cell tech company BaiCells Technologies has received $85 million in Series C funding from two Chinese investors, bringing the startup’s total funding to $99.6 million, Crunchbase reported.

Earlier this year, a reported $14.6 million investment from Qualcomm Ventures …

My Startup Story: How a McKinney Couple Wants to Change the View on Healthcare

Posted by Kathryn Chavez

Reid Rasmussen thought there had to be a better way to navigate and understand healthcare. So, he co-founded freshbenies with his wife, Heidi, as a way to make doctors only a call or an email away to answer medical questions

UTD and TCU Rank Among Top 50 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Maddie Preston

The UTD Jindal School of Management’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) ranked No. 13 for the top 50 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship in Entrepreneur Magazine. The TCU Neeley School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ranked at

bigBANG! 2019 Encouraged Conversations Surrounding an Inclusive Economy

Posted by Maddie Preston

bigBANG! says it’s Dallas’ longest-running event for game-changing social innovation. The theme of this year’s bigBANG! event is inclusivity, focusing on the deep conversations that encourage innovative solutions for positive change in Dallas. bigBANG! hopes to serve as an incubator

North Texas Team Chosen for Federal AI Healthcare Challenge

Posted by Alex Edwards

A team from North Texas is joining national giants like IBM, the Mayo Clinic, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Geisinger in an inaugural federal challenge.

Lightbeam Health Solutions and DocSynk, which are both based in Irving, are participating as one team …

TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs Awards Ten Microgrants

Posted by Maddie Preston

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University has announced the ten recipients of its 2019 microgrant program. The grants are meant to help Texas women launch and expand their businesses.

TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs, which says it’s …

UNTHSC Launches Innovate Fort Worth Podcast to Highlight Local Startups

Posted by India Edwards

Brought to you by the Office of Brand and Communication at UNT Health Science Center, the Innovate Fort Worth Podcast features local startups and entrepreneurs from across Fort Worth.

Hosted by Fort Worth-based Cameron Cushman, the director of Innovation Ecosystems …

Coffee Company NuZee Files for $12M Initial Public Offering

Posted by Lance Murray

Specialty coffee company NuZee Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $12 million initial public offering, and has also raised $2 million in private equity financing.

Plano-headquartered NuZee, which packages and sells single-serve coffee products, …

Follow the Money: Actuate Raises $6.5M in Series B Funding, Kanarys Raises $1.5M; Topgolf Inks Franchise Deal

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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How Richardson’s Shardus is Solving Problems Behind Traditional Blockchains

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Shardus Association is an open source decentralized network project involving a core team of developers, with five in Richardson and ten more in countries worldwide. Its senior-level expertise includes Dallas-based co-founder Omar Syed, Andrew Foster, and Sameer Siddiqui who

Three Dallas Companies Join Capital Factory’s VIP Accelerator

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Capital Factory recently announced its latest batch of VIP Accelerator startups including three with North Texas ties: GuestX, Kanna, and Symphion.

Through its accelerator program, which accepts tech startups across industries monthly, Capital Factory provides support via its Investor …

Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 5

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of