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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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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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HackDFW Returns for 2022 to Connect Tech Talent to Companies
by | Aug 17, 2022
The Dallas Regional Chamber's talent-attraction arm — Say Yes to Dallas — powers the event. 

A roster of company sponsors expands career opportunities for HackDFW participants, says DRC's Duane Dankesreiter. “Last year we gave over 600 resumes to participating companies."
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First Look: Waymo’s New Self‑Driving Trucking Hub Opens in Lancaster
by | Jul 6, 2022
Waymo's new hub—built from the ground up—is a $10 million investment in Lancaster that will bring "hundreds of jobs" to the community, a Waymo exec announced at its opening last week.

"This operation and Waymo's investment in the region further cements Dallas-Fort Worth as the home to autonomous vehicles in the U.S.," added Duane Dankesreiter, SVP for research and innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber.
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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.

Last year, the region saw more than $2 billion in funding go to more than 90 seed- and early-stage entrepreneurs in North Texas—nearly double the amount in 2020....

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Mayor Eric Johnson at the State of Entrepreneurship: ‘I Believe That Dallas Needs To Be a City That Leads’
by | May 6, 2021
Here's our rundown of each speaker, award, and Q&A from the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship.
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2021, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Oct 13, 2020
Now in its second year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for North Texas.
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Venture Dallas Announces Month-Long Virtual Experience to Connect Texas Startups and Investors Across the Country
by | Aug 5, 2020
Venture Dallas 2020 is "not your typical virtual conference." The 34-day event is an experience—one that will connect companies and investors with a curated networking platform. Applications are now open to participate.
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Dallas To Host National Restaurant Innovation Summit

by | Oct 29, 2018
Robots. Gamification. UX. CX. Blockchain in the kitchen. Tech trends of all kinds are on the radar for the National Restaurant Association's first summit in Dallas.
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‘Big Ideas in Biotech’: Federal Conference to Focus on Research, Tech Grant Programs
by | Oct 12, 2018
For researchers and early-stage biotech companies looking for federal grant funding—this could be the opportunity to find it.
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Aaron Enton of Insight Optics holds the winner's check at the Health Wildcatters Pitch
Insight Optics Takes Top Spot in Health Wildcatters Pitch Contest
by | May 17, 2018
Insight Optics beat 10 startups participating in the pitch as part of Healthcare Dealmakers, one of the nation’s premier events bringing together health-care providers, their capital sources, and advisers.
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City of Dallas Seeks ‘Transformational’ Chief Innovation Officer
by | Mar 6, 2018
The job posting says the ideal candidate will “manage and develop a culture of innovation, professionalism, and continuous improvement in the city organization."
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Series: Dallas-Fort Worth’s Innovation Economy

by | Jan 25, 2016
Not so long ago, the most important consideration in a headquarter relocation or expansion project was real estate. Today, it is all about labor.
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Welcome: The State of Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Dec 13, 2015
A collaboration of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine Partners, Dallas Innovates is an online media platform promoting the region as a hub of innovation.
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