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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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A Taxing Situation: The IRS Has Billions in Enforcement Money and Increased Scrutiny Is Expected in 2024 
Dallas-based tax experts have tips for both corporations and startups.
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The Last Word: Quincy Preston On the ‘Most Innovative People in Artificial Intelligence’ in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Feb 22, 2024
At Capital Factory's "Future of AI" salon Tuesday, the AI 75 list—a new program recognizing the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth—was officially announced by Dallas Innovates in partnership with the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI.
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Techstars Fort Worth Picks 10 Physical Health Startups in Year Two of Accelerator

by | Sep 30, 2023
The Techstars program pumped up the volume in its second year, reviewing more than 3,500 applications—four times more than last year. Founders from around the world will travel to Fort Worth for the "one-of-a-kind," whole health-focused program.
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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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Texas A&M System Approves New Tarleton State Biotech Institute in Downtown Fort Worth
by | Sep 1, 2023

Tarleton State University received the go-ahead for a new biotechnology institute as part of Texas A&M-Fort Worth’s burgeoning downtown research campus.

Approved in mid-August by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, the biotech institute is situated in one of the nation’s fastest-growing life sciences hubs....

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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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New Workshops Help Plano ISD Parents Learn to Save for Success
by | Oct 25, 2022
Plano ISD partners with Capital One for the Savings Success program to take some of the myths out of money and turn them into financial facts.
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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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