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The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.

Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
Breaking, a ‘Plastic Degradation’ Startup, Emerges from Stealth with $10.5M After Gestating at Colossal
by | Apr 17, 2024
Breaking is developing X-32, a breakthrough microbial discovery that destroys multiple types of plastic by breaking down hydrocarbon chains across different chemical structures quickly. The startup's goal is for X-32 to help address the global plastics crisis.
Colossal Biosciences Adds Renowned Ancient DNA Expert as Chief Science Officer
by | Mar 19, 2024
Dallas-based Colossal said that in her new role, MacArthur Award winner Beth Shapiro will oversee continued expansion of the company's de-extinction and conservation science teams. The company previously announced plans to "de-extinct" the woolly mammoth, the Tasmanian tiger, and the dodo bird.

Hollywood Brand Veteran Takes CMO Helm at Colossal Biosciences to Bring De-Extinction to the Global Stage

by | Feb 2, 2024

Veteran marketing executive Emily Castel has joined Colossal Bioscience, the world’s first de-extinction company, as its first chief marketing officer, bringing her global entertainment and consumer brand experience to Colossal where she will lead global efforts to scale the company’s brand, experiences, consumer products, and emerging media properties.

The bioscience and genetics startup achieved “unicorn” status about a year ago with a $150 million Series B fundraise and has made headlines for its plans to de-extinct the woolly mammoth, dodo bird, and Tasmanian tiger. ...

D CEO and Dallas Innovates revealed the winners of the 2024 Innovation Awards at an event on January 24, 2023 held at On the Levee in the Design District.
Meet the Winners:
D CEO, Dallas Innovates Honor Top Innovators at 2024 Awards
At the annual Innovation Awards event, Dallas Innovates and D CEO revealed the winners in 17 categories and recognized all 74 North Texas finalists.
Colossal Partners with Mauritian Wildlife Foundation To ‘Rewild’ the Dodo, as Another Bird Gets a ‘Genetic Rescue’
by | Nov 27, 2023
“The dodo is the symbol of man-caused extinction,” Dallas-based Colossal Co-Founder and CEO Ben Lamm said last January. “It’s only fitting that Colossal works to reverse that.” The newly announced partnership with the MWF could help advance Colossal's efforts by restoring the dodo's natural habitat.

Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2024, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

by | Oct 13, 2023

Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for its fifth annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth an innovation hub.

All finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at;...

Edge of Extinction: Pioneering Texas Biotech Colossal and BioRescue Race to Save the Northern White Rhino Species
With only two known living female northern white rhinos left, Colossal Biosciences and BioRescue have joined forces to fend off a looming extinction of the species. At the cutting edge of science, they're harnessing genetic technologies to rewrite the rhino's fate.
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The Last Word: Dallas Serial Entrepreneur Ben Lamm Exits Another Company
by | Aug 22, 2023
Dating apps can be a great way to find romance. But increasingly, according to the Wall Street Journal, users are finding something else instead: business come-ons from tech recruiters, networkers, children's book authors, and more.

Colossal Biosciences, Vertebrate Genomes Project Publish First High-Quality Reference Genome of African Elephant

by | May 19, 2023
Last year, the partnership announced a near complete sequence of the Asian elephant genome. Colossal and VGP said the sequencing work is part of a long-term effort to ensure the survival of elephant species in the face of climate change, deforestation, and disease.
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Hypergiant Awarded Over $16M from U.S. Air Force for Cloud-Based Command and Control UX
by | May 5, 2023
Hypergiant Galactic Systems Founder and Board Member Ben Lamm—who's also the co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Colossal Biosciences—tweeted out six rocket emojis to congratulate the Hypergiant team.
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.