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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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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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Report: Dallas-Fort Worth Has One of the Top 5 Fastest-Growing Economies in the U.S.
by | Oct 19, 2022
“More intense innovative activity leads to higher rates of economic progress," researchers for an international conference noted last year. That's certainly true of Dallas-Fort Worth, which had the No. 5 fastest-growing economy of any U.S. metro this year, according to the American Growth Project. DFW and the other top four metros on the list share a key distinction: They're all hubs for tech and innovation. The report says DFW's attractiveness helps bolster its existing “diversity and strength across industries,” while noting that health care is a “major driver of economic growth” in the region.
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Metroplex Civic & Business Association, Building Partnerships Today for A Better DFW Tomorrow
The MCBA helps businesses and their employees become more connected to their communities, so both they and the region continue to thrive.
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Dallas Innovators you need to know this week, including Bill Britian, Frank Deutschmann, Grant Griffin, and Alex Shootman.

DI People: Alkami, Perot Museum, Buff City Soap, and More Make Moves

by | Nov 5, 2021
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from BBG, Imaginuity, Eyemart Express, JAMCO Interests, The Nonprofit Alliance, RGT Wealth Advisors, Mohr Partners, and Complexity Gaming.
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Symposium Highlights North Texas’ Black Tech Talent, Potential
by | May 11, 2021
Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”
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Dallas Innovates 2021 Thought Leaders: Deloitte
by | Jan 25, 2021
As Deloitte's Kevin Knowles puts it, "Organizations face a choice between returning to a post-COVID world that is simply an enhanced version of yesterday OR building one that is a sustainable version of tomorrow. The risk is more than that of falling behind—it’s the possibility of never catching up at all."
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Gig Wage Raises $2.5M Follow-On to Its Recent $7.5M Series A Round
by | Jan 19, 2021
The latest round brings the Dallas-based fintech's total Series A funding to approximately $10 million, the startup told us. Founder and CEO Craig J. Lewis plans to quadruple his team by the end of 2021.
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Dallas Jewelry Brand Grows $100 Investment to $1M+ Revenue—In About a Year

by | Jan 19, 2021
The co-founders behind Dallas-based Allie + Bess have announced their first collaboration with a fellow Texas-based female entrepreneur, despite operating mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Meet the Future 50: Dallas-Fort Worth Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know in 2021
These standouts—entrepreneurs, leaders, inventors, creatives, and educators—are disrupting industries, solving challenges, and making Dallas-Fort Worth (and beyond) a better place in a year like no other.
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S.M. Wright Project in South Dallas
Dallas’ First Test Bed for Smart‑City Transit Tech Receives Funding Through $4M Federal Grant
by | Jan 12, 2021
Dallas' S.M. Wright Highway is being rebuilt into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, complete with advanced smart-traffic capabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant was key in getting the tech added to the highway.
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The Future of Office for Financial Services: Continuing COVID Impact—and a Need To Take a Breath

by | Dec 28, 2020
Sensitive transactions make offices a must for financial services firms, but the amount and design of spaces will be impacted for the foreseeable future.
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UT Dallas Computer Scientists Create Video Game Mechanism To Detect Cheating
by | Dec 22, 2020
Using popular video game Counter-Strike, researchers have created a cheat detection mechanism that can be used in a variety of games. The research is especially important as it has the potential to affect the near $1 billion esports industry.
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Hypergiant Industries Adds Former WiPro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala to its Executive Advisory Board
by | Dec 21, 2020
Neemuchwala will be joining an all-star advisory team that includes Bill Nye, a former astronaut, and a retired four star general among its ranks.
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Music to Your Ears: The Beauty of Art, Innovation During a Pandemic
by | Dec 21, 2020
In the fourth installment of a five-part series, Capital One shines a spotlight on nonprofit innovation in 2020.
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