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Opportunities for North Texas Innovators

You'll find deadlines coming up for a new accelerator program; and many more opportunities.

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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks. Plus, you'll find more selections to "save the date."
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Tarleton State University Powers Up North Central Texas Innovation Engine With NSF Grant; Eyes Award From DoC
by | Sep 24, 2023
Fort Worth's Rupa Iyer is expanding Tarleton State University's research and innovation impact in the region and beyond. The Stephenville university new "GRANTED" initiative picks up momentum following the recent approval of Tarleton's new Biotechnology Institute in downtown Fort Worth.
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Dallas Startup Week 2023: Where Big Names and Big Ideas Power North Texas Entrepreneurs
by | Sep 6, 2023
The DEC Networks' eighth Dallas Startup Week, hosted at UNT Frisco from September 10-14, features entrepreneur and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, AOL's Steve Case, Nextdoor Co-founder Nirav Tolia, rapper-turned-investor Chamillionaire, and BuzzBallz CEO Merrilee Kick among its 200 speakers and 100 events.
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DART Electrifies Transit with EV Charging Hubs at Stations in Southern Dallas and Glenn Heights

by | Aug 31, 2023
A new DART project can help commuters catch a train and a charge. Collaborating with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, DART has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Illinois Station in Southern Dallas and at the Glenn Heights Park & Ride station.
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Global Angel Investor Network Launches First Texas Chapter in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Aug 29, 2023
Keiretsu Forum—one of the largest angel investor networks in the world and the No. 1 most active in the U.S. in 2022—says it's building on the momentum of the region's startup ecosystem. The new North Texas Chapter will kick off with its first meeting in September. 
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Dallas-Based Pacific Elm Properties Buys St. Paul Place Office Tower in Downtown Arts District
by | Apr 26, 2023
Jonas Woods' Pacific Elm Properties said it has bought the 22-story St. Paul Place office tower at Ross and St. Paul in the Dallas Arts District. The purchase was financed with a $66.7 million loan from MetLife Commercial Mortgage.
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16 Biotech Companies in Dallas-Fort Worth ‘Putting the Tech in Bio’ to Drive Breakthroughs

Dallas-Fort Worth is well known for its tech expertise. Now it being recognized as the place where technology meets life science—a convergence that’s driving rapid growth in the biotech ecosystem....

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Meet the 43 Finalists for the 2022 Tech Titans Awards

Every year, Tech Titans highlights the top movers and shakers in the North Texas technology ecosystem. Here are the finalists in 11 categories. Winners will be announced at the group's signature gala in October.
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Fort Worth TV Star and Hotelier Jonathan Morris Is an Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur
by | Sep 2, 2021
The charismatic host of "Self-Employed" on Chip and Joanna Gaines' new TV network didn't set out to be a celeb. But with new episodes streaming and the opening of his boutique Hotel Dryce, the spotlight is on the business owner of Fort Worth Barber Shop and The Lathery. He says interest in starting businesses has never been stronger. Morris talks about his opportunity with Magnolia Network, and how representation matters, in both business and media.
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‘Age of Empires’ Legend Wants to Make Dallas the Center of the Gaming Universe
by | Jul 29, 2021
PeopleFun Founder and CEO Tony Goodman says his company has experienced explosive growth with mobile games like Wordscapes. In 2020, PeopleFun nearly doubled its staff over seven months, and that growth has only continued in 2021, says Goodman—who wants to make Dallas a destination for the gaming industry.
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From a COVID Breathalyzer Test to Chemical Weapons Detection, UNT Professor Develops Sensors that Sniff Out Diseases and Dangerous Substances
by | Jul 19, 2021
Verbeck and his team at UNT have developed sensors that detect chemical weapons, COVID on people's breath, and chemicals in smoke that help firefighters know how to respond. The chemical sensors he creates could prove to be game changers in diagnosing diseases.
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Dallas Invents: 128 Patents Granted for Week of May 18

by | Jun 2, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Apple’s adaptive multiplexing and transmit/receive diversity, Flypsi’s telephone network system, Micell Technologies’ coatings containing multiple drugs, Polte’s multi-path mitigation in tracking objects using a distributed antenna system, rewardStyle’s affiliate link generation, Tesla Laboratories’ mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event, TMGCore’s liquid immersion cooling, Twitter’s swipe-to-like, and USAA’s biometric authentication on push notification.
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1091 Pictures Acquires “No Ordinary Love” by Fort Worth Filmmaker Chyna Robinson, sets June 15th release date
by | May 27, 2021
Chyna Robinson's film "No Ordinary Love," has already earned multiple festival accolades. Next up, she wants to break into new genres like sitcoms, romance, and sci fi.
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Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of May 11
by | May 25, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven’s event trigger based on region-of-interest near hand-shelf interaction, American Airlines’ monitoring/alert system for airline gate activities, Danco’s smart water system, Dell’s method to manage file access rights in an information handling system, Discourse.AI’s training of chatbots , Fresh Innovations’ avocado tray, Lintec of America’s tear-resistant nanofiber sheet, IBM’s managing transparent windows, Rain Bird’s volumetric budget based irrigation control, and RFCyber’s payments between two mobile devices.
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Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of May 4
by | May 19, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Allied Bioscience's aqueous antimicrobial coatings, American Leather Operations convertible furniture, Caris Science's method for measuring the amount of at least one molecule in a bio sample, Siemens Industry Software 's environmental perception in autonomous driving STMicroelectronics' NFC antenna switch, Toyota's collaboorative robot hand bearing for high-torque tightening applications, and vSpatial's method for creating a collaborative virtual session.
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