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DI People: JCPenney, Sabre, Toyota Connected, Magellan Health, Sonrava, and Dallas Next Make Moves

by | Aug 12, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UNT Dallas, 49 Financial, Daseke, Rogers Healy Commercial, CrossFirst Bank, and more.
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dallas innovates tech and innovation news updates: what's new and next in dallas fort worth
ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today
Dallas Regional Chamber named National Chamber of the Year; Better Balance brings vegan snacks to Frisco RoughRiders' ballpark; new NIL group will help SMU athletes get paid for appearances; Mavericks donate a new tech center to Ring of Hope Boxing Club; and more news from North Texas.

 Also, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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Opportunities for North Texas Innovators
Check out this curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and impact innovators in North Texas.

You'll find deadlines coming up for NPower's free virtual training: the Governor's Volunteer Awards; LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program: Technology & Innovation; Lone Star Film Festival; and many more opportunities.
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THE LAST WORD on Dallas Innovates. Find "who said what" in our collection of quotes on Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation.

Every Last Word: Quotes About All Things North Texas

Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including DS+R's Elizabeth Diller; Wired's Steven Levy; Mark Cuban on the metaverse; John Goff of Goff Capital; SMU's Dr. Simon Mak; CITI apprentice Rasheda Walker; McKissack and McKissack's Deryl McKissack; Articulation Art's Lesli Marshall; Hillwood's Reid Goetz; and more.
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The Last Word: SMU’s Dr. Simon Mak on Entrepreneurship as a Calling
Besides his role at the Caruth Institute, Dr. Mak is a professor of practice in the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics at the SMU Cox School of Business, and much more. The Cox School is ground zero of North Texas entrepreneurship this week, as the site of Dallas Startup Week.
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The Last Word: Rasheda Walker on NPower Texas’ Tech Fundamentals Program
A recent graduate of the NPower Texas Tech Fundamentals program, Walker is a testament to what the nonprofit's free 16-week training course can offer. Before joining the program, Walker was facing the most difficult period of her life. When she saw the organization at a veteran’s job fair, she grabbed the opportunity for its free training and the opportunities it could provide. She ended up getting not only tech instruction, but much-needed social support as well.
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NPower Texas Expands Free Tech Fundamentals Program to Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Aug 5, 2022
The extended deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is August 15. NPower Texas is the state arm of a national nonprofit offering free tech training to 18- to 26-year-olds and military veterans and spouses.

80% of the program's graduates find full-time jobs or continue their education—with an average salary boost of 384%. In March, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $15 million to NPower, its largest donation ever.
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