Duane Dankesreiter

Partners Kick Off AI 75 2024: Dallas‑Fort Worth’s ‘Most Innovative’ People in Artificial Intelligence

by | Feb 20, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI are teaming up to launch the new AI 75 program at Capital Factory's Future of AI Salon today. The first-ever list will recognize Dallas-Fort Worth innovators in artificial intelligence. Nominations are open through March 11.
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16 Biotech Companies in Dallas-Fort Worth ‘Putting the Tech in Bio’ to Drive Breakthroughs

Dallas-Fort Worth is well known for its tech expertise. Now it being recognized as the place where technology meets life science—a convergence that’s driving rapid growth in the biotech ecosystem....

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The DEC Network Adds Seven New Members To Its Board, Announces Awards
by | Feb 10, 2023

Seven new members of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s fiduciary board were announced by The DEC Network Board Chair Tim Hill.

The nonprofit said that the new members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in various industries and will be instrumental in helping it achieve its mission of helping entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses....

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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 400 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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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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State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.
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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....

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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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Capital Factory
UT Dallas, Capital Factory Partner on Incubator to Boost Students’ Ventures
by | Mar 1, 2019
As part of the partnership, select UT Dallas student-founders and their teams will get coworking memberships at Capital Factory to further their ventures.
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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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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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Natalie Fletcher
With New Hire, Chamber Aims to Expand Innovation in Dallas Region
by | Sep 12, 2017
As Director of Innovation, Natalie Fletcher will connect entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators to the business community at large.
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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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