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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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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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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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Asana Partners Acquires Fort Worth’s Foundry District from M2G Ventures

by | Sep 26, 2022
Asana Partners shares M2G Venture's vision for innovative adaptive reuse projects, the developer says, making it "the ideal ownership group to continue the Foundry’s trajectory as a North Texas icon."
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Meet the Inaugural Board of Directors of the Dallas Economic Development Corporation
by | Aug 24, 2022
The newly created Dallas Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit aimed at attracting new businesses to the city, while supporting economic and workforce development. Formed with the help of $7 million in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dallas EDC now has its first board of directors, after receiving approval from the Dallas City Council. “The corporation will play an integral part in growing the Dallas business community, and we need passionate and qualified people at the helm,” said Councilmember Tennell Atkins, chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee.
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Dallas-Based Nada Closes $8.1M Seed Round to Make Real Estate Investments More Accessible to All
by | Jul 27, 2022
Nada's Cityfunds enable people to invest in single-family rental homes and fractionally invest in owner-occupied homes in Dallas, Austin, and Miami. With the new funding, Nada plans to expand Cityfunds to six new cities, grow its Oak Lawn-based staff to around 60, and develop a home equity-accessing debit card.

“We fundamentally believe that we can make a material difference to people's lives by making real estate as an asset more accessible,” co-founder and CEO John Green told Dallas Innovates.
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Dallas Startup TestFit Lands $20M for AI-powered Building Configurator Technology
by | Jul 26, 2022
Co-Founder Clifton Harness says TestFit is the first company to connect pro forma, construction cost, and asset design through building configurator software. The technology allows companies to "de-risk decisions" and log critical time savings when they develop new real estate. The funding will help the startup expand its R&D, quadruple its product and engineering teams, and build a new HQ.

“With TestFit, we see a disruptor driving a paradigm shift in the real estate industry,” said Gregg Hill, co-founder and managing partner at Parkway Venture Capital, which led the funding round.
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Report: Dallas Among the Best Places in the U.S. for ‘Wellness Workcations’

Many people have begun to work remotely while they travel—whether they're discovering America or exploring the world. Icelandair calls that a “wellness workcation,” and it's released a list of the best destinations in the U.S. to take one. It placed Dallas at No. 7 on the list—making it the only Texas city to appear in the Top 10.
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Dallas Startup Quiltt Emerges from Stealth to Help Businesses Build Their Fintech Infrastructure
by | Jul 11, 2022
Quiltt, a low-code financial tech platform that "lowers technical barriers for innovators," announced its beta launch for other startups and small businesses. The company closed a $4 million seed funding round earlier this year. “Quiltt's vision is to make fintech development more accessible so that more growing businesses and startups can create seamless experiences for their customers,” says Ruben Izmailyan, Quiltt co-founder and CEO.
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CompTIA: Despite Tech Job Postings Declining, Metro Dallas Holds Onto Its No. 3 Spot
Despite turmoil in the markets and layoffs making headlines, the tech job market remains relatively strong in Dallas, according to a new report.

Across the country, technology companies added 20,300 net new workers in June, marking the 19th consecutive month of growth, according to nonprofit CompTIA’s latest Tech Jobs Report. And among metros, Dallas ranks among the top three for new job postings, though the number of new jobs added month-over-month has declined.
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U.K. Report: Dallas Is One of the World’s 10 Most Resilient Cities
by | Jul 6, 2022
The 2022 London-based Savills Resilient Cities Index ranks 500 global cities. The Dallas region jumped up 11 spots on the list since 2016, thanks to its many assets and its recovery from the worst of the pandemic. Dallas' highest ranking on the list is in real estate investment, where it placed No. 3, behind only Los Angeles and New York City.
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Dallas’ Lupagen Aims To Change the Way Cancer, Other Disorders Are Treated

by | Jun 2, 2022
Instead of shipping a patient's blood to a lab for customized cell therapy, Lupagen does the procedure "in vivo," using a dialysis-like treatment at the patient's bedside. Now it's collaborating with Umoja Biopharma to use its drug-delivery tech to place targeted immunotherapies in patients.

“We're able to deliver different types of gene therapies in a closed system," Lupagen's CEO says, calling the tech a "bridge to the future."
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Medical Device Startup Raising $2M for ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Tourniquets
by | May 18, 2022
Compression Works, a medical device company founded by two military veterans, developed its innovative conical-bladder tourniquet for use by U.S. special forces in Iraq and Afghanistan back in 2008. Now it's expanding the device's use for EMS teams and fire departments in Dallas and other large U.S. cities, and raising $2 million to help fuel the company's growth.
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CBRE Report: DFW Leads the U.S. in Multifamily Real Estate Investments
by | May 13, 2022
A new report from Dallas-based CRE services and investment firm CBRE shows that DFW was No. 1 in the U.S. in multifamily investments over the last four quarters. Nationwide, Q1 2022 saw the strongest multifamily absorption since 2000. And Texas is leading the U.S. in multifamily completions, as rent growth continues to gain momentum. “The rise in demand has been fueled by household formation, job and wage growth, and sharply rising home prices,” the report said.
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With $4M in Funding, Dallas Startup Aims to Streamline the Hiring Process
by | May 11, 2022
Dallas-based software startup HireLogic aims to improve the job interview process with its AI- and machine learning-powered platform, designed to help automate the screening process. Its CEO says he wants to help companies "gain insights from interview data to make faster, better hiring decisions."
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