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Reimagine Communities: How Engaging with Passion, Empathy, and Respect Can Bring About Lasting Change
by | Dec 20, 2022
Game-changing leaders share insights on ways nonprofits can recover from pandemic-related setbacks and build resilience for long-term success at Capital One’s seventh annual summit.
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Innovative Educator and CCBA Leadership Award Winner Michael Sorrell Has a Simple Request: ‘Please Say Yes’
by | Dec 9, 2022
Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell has a vision for a global network of Urban Work Colleges that take aim at intergenerational poverty and "smash it." The first one opened in Plano in 2018.

Accepting a leadership award from the Collin County Business Alliance, Sorrell asked his staff and students to stand up. Why? Because "they're going to come see you and talk to you about hiring students to work at your companies," Sorrell told the audience filled with local business leaders. "And I want everyone to practice this with me: 'Yes.'
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Former Dallas Fed CEO Robert Kaplan: U.S. Workforce Growth Is Decelerating, But Texas and Collin County Are ‘Bucking That Trend’
by | Dec 8, 2022
Kaplan was the keynote speaker at last week's 11th annual luncheon of the Collin County Business Alliance. Here's a look at how he views the U.S. economy, and why he believes education and workforce skills training are the biggest keys to a "successful city" going forward. Government spending, printing money, and keeping interest rates near zero was like "driving your car at 120 miles an hour," Kaplan said. "And right now, we're in the process of slamming on the brakes."
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Why is the Dallas skyline green, orange, and white? Downtown Dallas skyline lights up for India's Independence Day.
Lighting Up a Growing Bond: The Indian American Impact on Business in North Texas and Beyond
On the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence Day on Monday, the tricolor Dallas skyline was the glow of success for 220,000 Indian Americans who've made North Texas their home. A new report from the Indian American CEO Council shows the positive impact they've made on our economy, our jobs, and our communities.

Co-Chairs Sanjiv Yajnik and Arun Agarwal started the IACEO in 2018 after accompanying Governor Abbott on a trade mission to India. "The governor realized the power of India, and India realized the power of Texas. We could make a difference."
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McKinney Auto Enthusiast App Autix Wins Capital One Pitch Competition at Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 15, 2022
The last day of Dallas Startup Week offered a competitive edge—the Capital One Accelerator Pitch Competition. Eight startups from across the U.S. who'd completed the accelerator program took part. The big winner: Autix, which won the CodeLaunch DFW pitch competition just last November. Taking second place was California-based nonprofit-branded credit card startup Higher Rewards, while the Crowd Favorite prize went to Atlanta's Simple Money Academy.
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Check Out the Emerging Tech Trends This Dell Technologies Leader Is Tracking

by | Aug 10, 2022
Rakesh Apte, Dell's director of product management and innovation strategy, lays out the emerging trends driving the future of innovation in the technology space that companies big and small should have their eyes on.
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Dallas Medical Device Company Wins Top Prize at Dell for Startups Pitch Competition
by | Aug 9, 2022
“Opioids are diabolical, because they actually change the structure and function of your brain; they change the way your reward system works,” said Daniel Powell, CEO at Spark Biomedical.

Meet Powell and six other startup leaders.
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#DSW22 Schedule: Your Definitive Guide to Dallas Startup Week’s 100+ Events
by | Aug 8, 2022
Dallas Startup Week—The DEC Network’s annual flagship event, sponsored by Capital One—had its kickoff party Sunday at The Star in Frisco. You'll find 100+ events and sessions running Monday through Thursday, August 8-11, both online and in person at SMU’s Cox School of Business. Here you'll find Dallas Innovates' handy, one-sheet guide to each day of DSW.
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Black Girl Magic Digital Summit Premieres on Amazon’s Prime Video August 27
by | Aug 3, 2022
Dallas' Boss Women Media and Capital One are presenting the fourth consecutive Black Girl Magic Digital Summit. This year they aim to reach more entrepreneurs than ever before by premiering the pre-recorded event on Amazon's Prime Video.

The summit will feature 26 founders, CEOs, and executives with advice on how to turn your side hustle into a main hustle, and much more. From a $100K pitch competition (apply by August 12!) and live watch parties across the U.S., get ready for the magic.
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See What’s in Store at Dallas Startup Week’s Corporate Startup Innovation Summit

by | Jul 27, 2022
The DEC Network’s flagship event—Dallas Startup Week—will be held August 7 through August 11 both virtually and in person at SMU's Cox School of Business.

Bringing together the local ecosystem’s “breadth and diversity” of corporations and startups, the Corporate Startup Innovation summit will feature Jim Adler, founding managing director of Toyota Ventures, and Steven Levy, editor at large at Wired—plus a deep dive in the funding landscape, an accelerator pitch competition, and more.
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See What’s on Tap for Dallas Startup Week’s Disrupt Dallas Summit
by | Jul 20, 2022
The Disrupt Dallas summit will highlight "champions who are disrupting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pipeline,” says The DEC Network. The summit on August 8—part of Dallas Startup Week's multi-day event—offers education and programming from local entrepreneurs of color on how to help support and grow a business. Dear Fathers, a media platform for Black fatherhood, was co-founded by Jesse Alex and Lamar Johnson Jr., who "turned their pain of not having real father experiences growing up" into a positive mission. [Image: Dear Fathers] Dear Fathers is a platform “dedicated to telling stories of black fathers from all angles while also empowering our community with tangible resources that inspire, heal, and strengthen the Black man.” Odell Beckham, Sr. Lamar Quinn Dessie Brown, Jr. LaDarius Campbell
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Women of Innovation Dallas Startup Week 2022
Here’s What’s Happening at Dallas Startup Week’s Women of Innovation Summit
The Women's Innovation Summit during Dallas Startup Week celebrates women who transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality.

The summit, powered by Toyota Financial Services, features a dynamic group of leading visionaries to give all women in business greater insights and knowledge into the trends and possibilities of the future. The goal? To set women leaders up for success, says Toyota's Stacey Gee-Miller. Here's what you can look forward to on August 10.
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Capital One Aims to Go ‘Fully Hybrid’ by Opening All U.S. Offices September 6
by | May 19, 2022
Capital One's founder and CEO, Rich Fairbank, says his company has faced difficulties and challenges in the last two-plus years—but also found "new ways to adapt and thrive." Now, nearly a year after saying Capital One would become a "hybrid work company" moving forward, he expects all company buildings and campuses to be open to all associates beginning September 6—with most employees working both in-person and virtually.
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