It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.
As we wrapped up February, we reflected on the stories behind the people and places grabbing readers’ attention the most. From our annual publication (The Future 50), to power couples (Jamie and Melbourne O’Banion), to new startups out of stealth (Worlds), our most popular stories highlighted what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Here’s a roundup of our top 10 most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com for February 2020.
No matter which of our six buckets you look at—startup, enterprise, invention, education, innovation, or creative—you’re sure to find leaders capable of disrupting industries, benefiting society, or changing the world.
The contract is the largest ever for a Spanish government-run company outside of Spain. The proposed rail line could be operational by 2026 and would speed passengers between the two cities in roughly 90 minutes.
Jamie’s BeautyBio and Melbourne’s Bestow are two Dallas-based startups in the cosmetic and life insurance industries, respectively. But while they both hold the same job—CEO and co-founder—the power couple, dubbed MOJO, makes it work by operating as a team.
The test store uses a mix of algorithms and predictive technology to separate individual customers and their purchases from others.
CarOffer, which says it’s the retail automotive industry’s first instant trade platform, has reached $60M in monthly sales within the startup’s first six months.
The pharmaceutical company, which raised $505 million through the sale of shares last year, has already leased 327,400 square feet of space in the under-construction tower.
The startup, spun out of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, plans to use the funding to power its “first-of-its-kind” Extended Reality environment, which can be used to build AI-models to give businesses and organizations a new way to view their physical world. “It’s almost like turning real life into a video game,” says CEO and co-founder Dave Copps.
8. Career Connection: New Search Engine Helps ‘Often‑Overlooked Talent’ Find Training for In-Demand Jobs
Meritize Connect—launched in a statewide pilot—aims to bridge the gap between job-seekers, training providers, and employers.
We asked a few locals what makes Texas, and Dallas-Fort Worth, a great place for black entrepreneurs—and what challenges still remain.
FusionFlight, which received a $50,000 seed investment in 2016, has built and tested “the world’s smallest and most powerful jet-powered drone with vertical take-off and landing capabilities.”
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