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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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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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DRC Life Science Economic Development Guide Website
Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Life Science Recruitment Campaign
by | Feb 22, 2023
The campaign builds on the region's thriving tech sector as the foundation of Dallas-Fort Worth's growing biotech and life science ecosystem. “What we’re seeing now is the cumulative effect of convergence across industries—and that gives DFW an edge," says Mike Rosa, the DRC's economic development chief.

The DRC's new VP of Economic Development, Kelly Cloud, is spearheading efforts to attract startups and established life science companies to Dallas-Fort Worth.
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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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Arlington’s First Rate Launches $25M VC Fund to Boost Seed-Stage Fintech Startups
by | Dec 8, 2021
First Rate Ventures says it's the first fintech-focused venture capital firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that will focus on investments in early-stage startups in wealth, investment, regulatory, and mortgage technologies.
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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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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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Southern Dallas County’s IPTMA Appoints an Executive Director
by | Jan 19, 2021
Laura Freeland will lead the membership organization that works to address transportation issues affecting employers and employees in the Southern Dallas County Inland Port.
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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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Empathic School Design Is Creating Healthier, More Resilient Communities
by | Dec 29, 2020
By designing schools that challenge the status quo, HKS is creating a safer, truly inclusive environment for the benefit of learning for all, says Leonardo González Sangri, the firm's director of education.
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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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