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Dallas’ Buff City Soap Names Former Topgolf COO Craig Kessler To Be Its New CEO

by | Jul 30, 2021
Kessler helped Topgolf triple in size to nearly $1 billion in revenue, growing its venues from 25 to 70. Now he's bringing his track record of experiential innovation and franchise-building to the world of plant-based personal care.
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DI People: Buff City Soap, Comerica Bank, Sally Beauty, and More Make Moves
by | Jul 30, 2021
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from Accolite Digital, Pursuant, Dynamic Infusion Therapy, Omni-Threat Structures, WiNGS, Zirtue, and RBA.
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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today
Top 10 stories of the week; Applied Blockchain launches crypto hosting biz; firefighter air system mandate; Snapple and ASAP Ferg help corner stores hurt by COVID; Buff City Soap gets new CEO; and more news from North Texas.

Plus, you’ll find our top 10 most popular stories.
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BILT Raises $9M in Funding to Expand 3D Intelligent Instruction App
by | Jul 29, 2021
The investment from Silverton Partners will help the North Texas-based company scale.

"BILT has created a technology the world desperately needs. I can't imagine in five years, we'll still be dealing with paper instructions," says Silverton Managing Partner Morgan Flager.
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Plano-based Martin UAV to be Acquired by Shield AI

by | Jul 28, 2021
The local aerospace company, which specializes in unmanned aircraft systems and associated flight control software, is getting snatched up for its V-BAT vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft. Shield AI plans to integrate its autonomy software into the aircraft, positioning V-BAT to meet current and future defense industry needs.
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Watch Out Wyoming: Could the Texas Blockchain Council Turn Texas Into America’s Blockchain and Crypto Capital?
by | Jul 28, 2021
The council's president, Lee Bratcher, helped get blockchain and crypto laws passed by the Texas Legislature. Now he's planning for a big blockchain summit in Austin on Oct. 8, and hoping to make Texas "the jurisdiction of choice" for blockchain innovation.
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Winners Announced for the Children’s Health Innov8 4 Kids Hackathon
by | Jul 28, 2021
High schoolers who focused on the mental, emotional aspects of health care dominated the hackathon. That's especially impressive, considering that of the 14 teams competing, four were high school teams, eight were college teams, and two were professional teams. See the top three winning submissions here.
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Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of July 13
by | Jul 27, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: No7-Eleven's object assignment during image tracking, Air Distribution Technologies' floor air diffuser, Alight Solutions' more-intelligent health care advisor, BNSF's avalanche slide detection , Cornerstone Automation Systems' secure portable pill canister for order fulfillment, GHW Solutions' comprehensive dry flood proofing system to mitigate inland flooding risk, Globus Medical's intervertebral fusion implant, Lennox's refrigerant leak detection, Meadow Burke's lifting and leveling insert for a precast concrete slab, Raytheon's architectures for vehicle tolling, Textron Innovations' angle-of-attack flight computer systems, and TouchPay Holdings' machines and process for managing a service account.
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