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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 our selections to "save the date."
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Opportunities for North Texas Innovators
You'll find deadlines coming up for a new accelerator program; and many more opportunities.

NEW!: Apply for an accelerator for startups with industrial and manufacturing tech.
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Call For Developers To Build Around DART Stations Closing Soon
by | Nov 16, 2022
Six Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations were deemed by the city to be underutilized and prime spots for development of mixed-income housing, including five locations south of Interstate 30.

Developers have until Friday, Dec. 16, to submit their proposals.
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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022
by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 300 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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HackDFW Brings Over 500 Brilliant Young Minds Together to Showcase Their Talents

by | Oct 12, 2022
The eighth annual HackDFW, powered by Say Yes to Dallas and presented by Google, connected hundreds of aspiring technologists to several Fortune 100 companies. It was a unique 48-hour marathon that challenged more than 550 people from 80 universities. Tech teams created ways to innovatively tackle waste management, climate change, better understand decisions from the Supreme Court, and much more. Our future workforce is in this room,” said James Harding, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Customer Engineer at Google.
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JLL’s DFW Life Science Snapshot: What’s Driving the North Texas Biotech Boom
by | Oct 4, 2022
The North Texas biotech boom just keeps booming—and a new "DFW Life Science Snapshot" from JLL shows why. From the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park to a string of accelerators to local universities, DFW Airport, and more, here's a deep dive into what's behind the boom. "We are showing up in the rankings and in the data," says Mike Rosa of the Dallas Regional Chamber. "It results in more opportunities and more looks for us."
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Venture Dallas Brings ‘the Premier Venture Capital Conference in North Texas’ to George W. Bush Presidential Center this November
by | Oct 4, 2022
Venture Dallas 2022—a full-day conference to be held Nov. 3 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center—will connect investors from all over the U.S with the “best founders in our region” with the goal of sparking “collisions” and “meaningful connections," co-founder Aaron Pierce says. He adds that those could potentially lead to fundings—and successful exits. Here's a look at why the North Texas startup and VC scene is hopping, and what Venture Dallas 2022 could mean for you.
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A Texas Delegation Is on a Business Development Trip Across Europe This Week
by | Sep 26, 2022
The delegation—including Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Texas' secretary of state; leaders from TxEDC, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and EDCs from across North Texas; and more—will travel to London, Paris, and Frankfurt in the next few days. Its mission: sell three of Europe's leading business centers on doing business in Texas. "We look forward to strengthening our business relationships in Europe as well as developing new ones," says Robert Allen, TxEDC president and CEO.
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At BIO International Convention, Companies Eye Relocation to DFW

by | Jun 30, 2022
At the 2022 BIO International Conference in San Diego, representatives from North Texas met "the greatest minds in biotechnology"—and discovered some of them are interested in relocating their companies to DFW.

"We connected with them to explore opportunities and increase investments in the Dallas region,” said a VP with the Dallas Regional Chamber.
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DFW Airport CIO: Most Important Innovation Is Employee Mindset
by | May 26, 2022
Engaging in passionate debates “sounds pretty typical if you’re a tech company,” said DFW Airport Executive Vice President of Innovation Paul Puopolo. “But if you’re a large, regulated organization—healthy debate, that’s different." Having people around the table is one thing, he says. Getting them to challenge each other and not be offended, well, that’s another thing. "To do innovation effectively, you’ve got to have healthy conflict," Puopolo said.
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With a New CEO at the Helm, Bottle Rocket Creates Three Leadership Roles
by | Apr 29, 2022
Addison-based Bottle Rocket has promoted three execs into the new roles as it eyes continued growth.

The leadership moves come after the experience consultancy and app maker began the year with a new CEO. Founder and former top executive Calvin Carter is working on a new, stealthy venture called Talon Labs.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Investment Recruitment Tool for Southern Dallas County
by | Mar 28, 2022
The website is a "growth tool" that highlights the communities, real estate, employers, and talent pool in Southern Dallas County with the aim of spurring investment and economic development in the region.
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New Spinoff Company Aims to Create Digital Solutions with ‘Next-Gen’ Technology

by | Mar 23, 2022
InfoVision, a Richardson-based digital transformation and consulting firm, is spinning out its Digit7 business—which focuses on developing customizable and scalable digital solutions through “next-gen” tech—as an independent entity.

Last year, Digit7 set up a 15,000 square-foot “innovation lab” in Richardson. The company also has offices in India.
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State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.
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Local Innovators Take Home Awards at Dallas’ State of Entrepreneurship 2022 Event
by | Mar 14, 2022

At the Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s State of Entrepreneurship event last week, individual innovators and local startups were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. And, according to the numbers, there was a lot to celebrate....

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DI People: Jacobs, DRC, Dallas College, Megatel, JLL, ENO8, and More Make Moves
by | Mar 4, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from XpressDocs, Alternative Biomedical Solutions, Ventra Health, VAZATA, Medecision, Firehouse, Six Flags, TCU, nDivision, and Gamestop.

Plus, The Real Estate Council unveils its 2022 board and executive committee.
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