Emmitt Smith

Dallas Nonprofit Founder Named One of Top 5 ‘Benevolent Beards’ in the U.S.

by | Sep 6, 2023
Ben Davis, co-founder of Frisco-based men's grooming clubs The Gents Place, also operates the Dallas nonprofit Operation Gentleman, providing veterans with business attire and meals and homeless people with free haircuts.
Frisco-Based Healthcare Highways Adds 2 New Members to its Board of Directors
by | May 12, 2023

Frisco-based Healthcare Highways, an innovative PPO network and health plan partner, has added Jack Martin, the founder of Public Strategies Inc., and Carlos Zaffirini, president of Adelanto Healthcare Ventures, to its board of directors as the company said it continues to expand already strong partnerships in the Austin community.

Martin and Zaffirini will serve on the Healthcare Highways board of directors alongside other prominent Texas leaders, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and Austin-based Santé Ventures founding partners Doug French and Dr....

‘Air’ Producer Skydance Sports and NFL Films Are Doing a Docuseries on Jerry Jones
by | May 4, 2023
Skydance produced the hit movie “Air,” directed by Ben Affleck and starring Affleck, Matt Damon and Viola Davis, about the birth of the Air Jordan Brand. With "Jerrah" as the star of its new project, Skydance aims to mine "never before seen content" from the NFL Films vaults to reveal the Dallas Cowboys owner like never before.
Emmitt Smith and UNT Dallas Celebrate Opening of New Expansion at Southern Dallas Innovation Center
by | Jan 28, 2022
Dallas political leaders and UNT Dallas officials were among the speakers at the opening. Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith purchased the property in 2019 through his real estate company, E Smith Communities, as a place to build and incubate talent. UNT Dallas has now joined Dallas College and other organizations in setting up programs at the renovated center.

Venture Dallas: Emmitt Smith on Why Retirement is Overrated, Off-Season is Key, and DFW is the ‘Center of the Universe’

Here's how one man rose from hardscrabble beginnings to build a career in sports and real estate.
Look Ahead: Venture Dallas’ 2019 Conference Schedule
by | Sep 6, 2019
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, startups and investors will gather in Dallas to embark on a first-of-its-kind journey in our city: to connect with innovators, business luminaries, and investors from around the nation and showcase the things that make Dallas’ entrepreneurial landscape fertile.
Don Morphy Founder Daniel Mofar aims to change the landscape of men's fashion.
‘Rising Star’ Fashion Label Don Morphy Opens First Pop-Up Store
by | Mar 20, 2018
The fashion startup's clientele now includes notables such as former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith, actor Morris Chestnut, mega-pastor T.D. Jakes, and NBA players Dwight Howard and Tyson Chandler.
Ben Davis and Emmitt Smith
Jerry Jones-Affiliated Firm Invests in The Gents Place
by | Dec 6, 2017
The Gents Place, an upscale Dallas lifestyle club that offers men's grooming and other services, plans to open 150 franchised locations over the next five years.