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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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1091 Pictures Acquires “No Ordinary Love” by Fort Worth Filmmaker Chyna Robinson, sets June 15th release date
by | May 27, 2021
Chyna Robinson's film "No Ordinary Love," has already earned multiple festival accolades. Next up, she wants to break into new genres like sitcoms, romance, and sci fi.
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Future Forward: A UTD Director Aims To Transform How People Learn through Virtual Human Hologram Technology

by | Apr 1, 2021
By bringing together sensor capture, Internet of Things technology, and 5G, Majorie Zielke and her team at the Center for Simulation and Synthetic Humans are working to create true virtual human holograms to interact naturally with people.
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This Goes On Your Permanent Record: GreenLight Credentials Uses Blockchain for Students’ ‘Life Transcript’
by | Mar 29, 2021
GreenLight Credentials connects students, educators, and businesses by making records secure and shareable. The startup's tech expands beyond grades to certifications, job experiences, and verified skills.

UT Southwestern has taken notice of the North Texas company's tech and is partnering with GreenLight to launch software tools to identify depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses in primary care settings.
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Landing Talent Amid COVID-19 and Beyond: HR Tech Startup in ‘Great Position’ to Make Hiring Easier on Everyone
by | Mar 18, 2021
From improving software tools and opening global data centers to acquiring three companies, OutMatch had a busy 2020 and is poised for more growth in 2021.
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Uworld expands with the aim of making leaning easier
High-Stakes Exam Prep Company Expands With the Goal of ‘Making Really Hard Stuff Easy to Understand’
by | Mar 17, 2021
UWorld set “the gold standard” in the healthcare education industry. The company has grown its empire beyond healthcare to accounting, law, finance, pharmacy, and college prep.

Now Dr. Chandra Pemmasani and his team are applying their knack for teaching tough subjects to distance learning in public schools.
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Here’s How the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation is Working to Help Dallas Move Beyond the Pandemic

by | Mar 15, 2021
PCCI President and CEO Steve Miff says his team used machine learning and geomapping to visualize the progression of COVID-19 and to develop a Vulnerability Index to better target resources. In recent weeks, PCCI published a report saying their data shows the region should reach herd immunity sometime in June.
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A ‘Swiss Army Knife’ in the Sky: This Fort Worth Company Develops Next-Gen Equipment for Aerial Firefighting
by | Mar 10, 2021
Trotter Controls' electric equipment replaces the heavier, more expensive to maintain hydraulic systems. Recently, the equipment received FAA approval for use by firefighting aircraft.
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Mavenir CEO Pardeep Kohli
Mavenir is Opening the Innovation Pipeline for Better, Faster 5G with Interoperability at the Forefront
by | Mar 8, 2021
CEO Pardeep Kohli says that OpenRAN—a flexible radio access network—will change the future by fueling invention and driving down costs.

The Richardson-based company provides cloud-native network software for the wireless industry. In November, they were selected by DISH Network to deliver 5G nationwide.
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Lighter, Faster, Stronger: Dallas‑Based Materials Company Aims to Revolutionize Aviation, Defense, and Space With Aluminum Alternative
by | Mar 4, 2021
Alpine Advanced Materials' patented HX5 weighs half as much as aluminum and is easier to produce.

Less weight means less fuel, along with a smaller carbon footprint and lower operating costs, says President Roger Raley. That makes it a gamechanger.
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Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Financial Services at Capital One, was the Corporate Innovator of the Year and a Dallas Innovates Future 50.

Capital One Financial Services President Sees Big Business as a Catalyst for Change

Sanjiv Yajnik says the bank is reimagining the car-buying process and finding opportunities to help communities in need.

He expects the "digital first" approach to financial services and the attention to social justice to continue beyond COVID-19.
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AT&T VP Talks about Trust and Transformation in Telecommunications
Providing cell service in all the ERs in a city and helping the FCC track down and stop robocallers are top recent accomplishments from Kate Hopkins' telecom tech team.
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Jennifer Benson Raytheon
Raytheon Intelligence and Space Chief Engineer Motivated by Supporting U.S. Military
Jennifer Benson's team, which spans from D.C. to California, develops communications systems that use lasers to carry secure messages and other innovations that are critical for national security.

The McKinney-based engineer also wants to help expose students of all backgrounds to possibility: "The lack of diversity in STEM stops with us."
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Through Roles at UTSW and Pegasus Park, Claire Aldridge Leads Efforts to Make DFW a Key Center for Healthcare Innovation
With an entrepreneurial mindset, Aldridge turns scientific discoveries into real-world solutions. Here's how Aldridge is playing a large role in making Dallas a destination for biotech and life sciences.
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