In July, stories on pivots, expansions, fundings, and fighting COVID with UV light rose to the top of our list.
From our piece on how the 54-year-old Dallas County Community College District became a single accredited institution called Dallas College (making it the largest community college in the state after official confirmation in the fall) to the unveiling of a 23-acre hub for biotech innovation and social impact, here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com for July 2020.
Dallas County Community College District is now allowed to unify as a single institution named Dallas College. Pending a site visit in the fall, Dallas College will be the largest community college in the state by students served and number of employees.
Engineering company EnginSoft is expanding its headquarters at Adriatica, a 45-acre mixed-use development inspired by a Croatian village. Driving EnginSoft’s growth is the work it does for companies such as NASA, Xerox, Toyota, and more.
Capital 54 was founded to specifically focus on investing in boutique professional services firms. New CEO Sean Magennis will be responsible for expanding the family office’s portfolio of companies and supporting their CEOs.
“Although the effect of UV lights for killing the COVID-19 virus is still not known,” Air Pros’ founder says, “installing UV lights is the single best thing a homeowner can do to take pro-active measures to enhance the indoor air quality.”
The funding will go to Equalizer Games’ Quarterback Equalizer, a virtual training game app that uses gamification to help quarterbacks better understand their position.
6. COVID-19 Community Toolbox: Resources for Small Business, Nonprofits, and Entrepreneurs in North Texas
Here’s a weekly roundup of updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
7. As Demand for HRAs Surges, Dallas-Based Take Command Health Grows its Team and Closes Fundraising
In response to an increased interest in health reimbursement arrangements as companies shift from employer-sponsored health insurance, health tech startup Take Command is growing—fast.
The heavy-equipment entertainment company featured on Shark Tank is moving its only Texas site to The Station in Sachse in September. Here’s a look at what you can expect in our gallery.
9. First Look: Amazon Picks Las Colinas as the First Location for its New Neighborhood Health Center Pilot Program
It’s the first of six to be established in the Dallas region this year. Amazon is collaborating with Crossover Health to establish health centers near its fulfillment centers and operations facilities. Each center will provide full-spectrum acute, chronic, and preventive primary care for employees and their families.
10. Pegasus Park: Lyda Hill Philanthropies Unveils Details of 23-Acre Hub for Biotech Innovation, Social Impact in Dallas
The mixed-use social purpose project—designed to boost local biotech, nonprofit, and corporate innovation—has been in the works for years. Expected to open in early 2021, the future-focused campus is located near the Dallas Medical District.
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