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Here Are the Winners of The Innovation Awards 2023

by | Jan 17, 2023
Dallas Innovates and D CEO celebrated 68 honorees and revealed the winners of our fourth-annual Innovation Awards at an event held at On the Levee in the Dallas Design District. Here's a full list of winners and finalists.
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2023, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Nov 3, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 68 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas. Finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com. Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
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Follow the Money: Southlake Biotech Raises $14.9M, American Airlines Invests in Innovative Engine Maker, and More
by | Aug 8, 2022
Plus: 7-Eleven acquires last-mile delivery startup; American Heart Association invests in $43M healthcare innovation fund; Fort Worth real estate investors raise $32.4M for new fund; Dallas College Lands $8.8M to boost biotech workforce; UT Southwestern researchers land funding for hypothermia therapy study; and more North Texas deals.
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From Innovative Ice Cream to Energizing Kombucha, SKU Dallas Accelerator Aims to Grow the Next Batch of Consumer Brands
by | Aug 4, 2022
SKU Dallas set up shop in North Texas in 2020, partnering with DFW CPG as a local arm of the Austin-based CPG-focused accelerator. It's graduated 12 companies since then, including local plant-based jerky brand All Y’alls Foods, along with Texas-based mmmpanadas and Meli’s Monster Cookies. Now it's announced its third lineup of CPG startups. All female-founded, they range from a Brooklyn sexual wellness and body product company to a California-based Vietnamese cold-brew coffee brand.
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DI People: Frisco’s EDC, Vistra, Lennox International and More Make Moves

by | Mar 25, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Cicis, Complexity Gaming, Digit7, Design Connect Create, Vaxxinity, and more.
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7-Eleven, Nuro Pilot California’s First Autonomous Delivery Service
by | Dec 1, 2021
The Irving-based convenience store chain is partnering with robotics company Nuro to deliver goods to customers' doors in Mountain View, via autonomous Priuses. Nuro was the first autonomous vehicle company to receive a deployment permit from the California DMV in December 2020.
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2022, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
Now in its third year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 78 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas.
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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Is Leading 7- Eleven’s ‘Superfan Influencer Team’ With Juju Smith-Schuster and Erin Andrews
by | Aug 25, 2021
Dak is teaming up with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Fox Sports NFL sideline reporter Erin Andrews to lead the Superfan Influencer Team. 7-Eleven's goal: draft and train NFL fans across the country to hone their social media influencer skills—with $11,000 "signing bonuses" and a 2-day "training camp."
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Charging Forward: Irving-based 7-Eleven Will Build 500 Fast-Charging EV Ports by End of 2022

7-Eleven's expanded supply of direct current fast charging (DCFC) ports for electric vehicles will give it one of the largest, most compatible fast-charging footprints of any U.S. retailer, the company says. It's just one of 7-Eleven's efforts to build a sustainable future.
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7-Eleven Opens Its First Corporate-Owned Drive-Thru With a Laredo Taco Company at an Evolution Store in Dallas
by | Mar 23, 2021
Coming to 7-Eleven's Evolution Store on Park Lane and Abrams Road is the first-ever Laredo Taco Company drive-thru restaurant. It marks the latest innovation at one of the Irving-based retailer's 'lab stores,' an experiential testing ground for patrons to try new concepts.
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Stryve ‘Biltong’ Maker Hires CFO, Plans to Go Public in $170M SPAC Deal
by | Mar 1, 2021
Founded in 2017, Plano-based Stryve—the company behind convenience snack biltong, a better, healthier alternative to beef jerky—is making big moves. 7-Eleven veteran Scott McCombs joins the executive team as the air-dried meat maker merges with Andina Acquisition Corp. and eyes a new ticker on NASDAQ.
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Meet 12 Women Shaking Up the Future of Startup Investment Funding in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Jan 12, 2021
A constellation of North Texas female funders has emerged. They're bringing new perspectives and new deals to the table.
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Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim to Star on ‘Undercover Boss’ This Friday

by | Oct 20, 2020
Coppell-based Smoothie King is the latest North Texas brand to send its top executive undercover to see what truly happens on the front lines. Tune in Oct. 23 on CBS (and get an early sneak peek with our photo gallery).
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‘Brands with Heart’: 7-Eleven is Looking for Food and Bev Companies to Stock its Shelves
by | Sep 9, 2020
For the third annual 7-Eleven Brands with Heart event (this year held virtually), emerging brands will pitch to 7-Eleven leaders, attend workshops, and network. The application to participate is due Oct. 1.
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7-Eleven Pilots Cashierless Concept Store at its Irving Headquarters
by | Feb 7, 2020
The test store uses a mix of algorithms and predictive technology to separate individual customers and their purchases from others.
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DI People: OrderMyGear, Modo, Compass Datacenters Make Leadership Moves
by | Feb 12, 2019
You’ll also find news from 7-Eleven, Riata Capital Group, Adeptus Health, the Amynta Group, and Momentus Institute in this roundup of personnel and leadership news by companies and organizations with ties to North Texas.
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