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UWorld Cares Grant Deadline Looms: Nonprofits Can Apply Now to Support Education in Dallas
by | Mar 22, 2023
The UWorld Cares grant program aims to strengthen the pathway to higher education, address workforce skills gaps, and eliminate barriers to higher education by partnering with community organizations.
Center for Women Entrepreneurs seeking Texas Veteran Women to Apply for Grant Program
by | Mar 7, 2023

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University in Denton will be accepting submissions for its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program starting March 31.

The grant program supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one....

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Accepting Applications for ‘Blue Impact’ Grants
by | Feb 28, 2023

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is accepting applications for a new $2.93 million grant program as part of a refreshed community investment strategy focused on social determinants of health....


Unleash Your Inner Artist: Submit to the 2023 El Corazón Art Exhibit

by | Dec 21, 2022
The El Corazón exhibition—inspired by a card from the beloved Mexican game of Lotería—features a stunning array of artistic interpretations of the human heart, from the fiery passion of love to the heart-wrenching sorrow of loss.

Artists can submit entries for the unique show through Jan. 7.
USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program
by | Dec 15, 2022

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced the new Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program, in an effort to accelerate innovation in the health and medical fields....

Now Open: The Bosai-Tech Open Innovation Challenge Is Looking For Startups in Emerging Tech
by | Nov 24, 2020
Applications are open until Dec. 16 for the contest, which involves four leading Japanese firms on the search for foreign enterprises in IT, IoT, AI, fintech, sensors, satellites, healthcare, drones, and robotics.
Denton is Getting a New Startup Incubator Exclusively for Female Entrepreneurs
by | Aug 18, 2020
Launched by TWU and Stoke, the AccelerateHER incubator program reflects Denton's culture with a focus on creative, education, and lifestyle early-stage startups.

Tech-Focused On the Road Garage Gets $3M Seed Funding From Perot Foundation to Rebuild More Than Cars

by | Jul 21, 2020
Founded by social entrepreneur Michelle Corson, On the Road Garage intends to fix cars affordably, while tackling underemployment and transportation challenges among vulnerable populations. The first location in Irving is now open, and applications for technology-forward apprenticeships and training are online.
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DFW De Novo Bank Approval Still on Track: Execs Discuss COVID-19’s Industry Impact
by | Mar 23, 2020
Tyme Bank executives Joe Hansen and Ken Judd discuss how its de novo bank—the first in North Texas since 2009—could be part of the solution as small businesses eventually come back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Applications Open for Impact Ventures’ Minority-Focused Technology Accelerator
by | Oct 2, 2019
The nonprofit’s accelerator is intended to boost minority- and women-run startups in the tech sector. The deadline for startups to apply is Nov. 22, with the program set to kick off in March.
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ECi Software Acquires Maine-based Inventory Management, Point-of-Sale Provider
by | Jul 5, 2019
The Fort Worth-based software provider says the acquisition will significantly expand its presence in Australia.

Look Inside: Travel Startup The Guild is Creating Hotels of the Future

by | Dec 7, 2018
The Guild will "bring the 200,000-year-old hotel industry into the new age" in Dallas, and will soon lease rooms in Uptown's new The Christopher tower and beyond. With amenities including innovative technology and smartphone application outsourcing, the boutique hotel creates specialized experiences for guests.
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Case Study: Expediting Software Patent Applications via Track One
by | Jun 12, 2017
Polsinelli’s Adam Rehm compares how long the process for U.S. Patent No. 9,536,054 might have taken, had it not been filed under the USPTO’s Track One program — and shares how to take the fast track.
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Inc. 5000 Application Deadline Draws Near
by | Apr 25, 2017
The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies over a three-year period based on percentage growth of revenue.
Patent Office to Hire More Examiners, Ease Backlog
by | Aug 19, 2016
To combat that backlog, the USPTO will hire 100 new employees at its regional offices in Dallas, Cornell University, Denver and Detroit, but just about 70 in Silicon Valley.