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World Cup Appetizer: TOCA Social Is Coming to Grandscape in The Colony

by | Jul 18, 2024
The first TOCA Social immersive soccer entertainment venue opened in London in 2021, attracting cast members of "Ted Lasso" and top Premier League stars. Next summer, the first U.S. venue will kick its way into Grandscape in The Colony, thanks to a partnership with Major League Soccer in advance of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
German Sports Tech Company Plants Its U.S. Headquarters in Arlington
by | Apr 3, 2024
Based in Munich, Sportec Solutions maintains a long-term agreement with Major League Soccer as the official provider for live data and video assistant referee services.
The Last Word: Dallas Sports Commission’s Monica Paul On World Cup Strategy — ‘Like an Onion We’re Still Peeling’
by | Mar 28, 2024
NTXIA's new Urban Resilience Fellowship Program, launched in partnership with UT Arlington and UT Dallas, connects students from universities and higher education institutions across Dallas-Fort Worth with community and industry partners. The pioneering initiative "aims to nurture emerging leaders and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to address critical challenges facing the North Texas community."
FC Dallas Just Opened Its 2024 Season with AI- and Sensor-Based Security Screening Tech
by | Feb 28, 2024
The next time you go to an FC Dallas MLS match, you won't get bottlenecked by a long line of fans waiting to empty their pockets at a metal detector. AI- and sensor fusion-based technology called Evolv Express now lets fans flow into each Toyota Stadium entrance "at pace."
Anurag Jain and Clark Hunt on stage at Venture Dallas in October 2023. [Image: Grant Miller Photograph/Venture Dallas]

Billionaire Blueprint: Chiefs and FC Dallas Owner Clark Hunt on Winning, Leadership, and Taylor Swift

by | Oct 27, 2023
NFL and MLS titan Clark Hunt shares the playbook for transforming the KC Chiefs into reigning champions. In a wide-ranging conversation, the lifelong Dallasite talks with Anurag Jain about attracting young female "Swifties" to the NFL, his family's 90-year sports and business roots — and how his dad named the Super Bowl and the Lombardi trophy.

Hunt kicked off the first installment of the Venture Dallas "Conversations with Champions" series.
The Last Word: Clark Hunt On DFW’s Chances To Land a Big, Maybe THE Big, World Cup Match
by | Oct 26, 2023
Dallas billionaire Clark Hunt, owner of the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, sat down with Anurag Jain at the Venture Dallas Summit on Wednesday. Hunt—the chairman and CEO of both the Chiefs and FC Dallas—was the headliner for the first event at the annual summit for innovators and investors at the Bush Center.
TOCA and FC Dallas Youth Soccer Club Launch Player Development Partnership
by | Oct 18, 2023
As part of a multi-year deal, California-based TOCA will install its proprietary training technology in the UMB Bank Performance Center in Frisco, the home of FC Dallas Youth. The tech will be used for both professional player development as well as on-site evaluation for youth players, the partners said.
Grammy-Winning Rapper and Entrepreneur ‘Killer Mike’ to Speak at The DEC Network’s State of Entrepreneurship Event
by | Mar 14, 2023
The DEC Network, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, is gearing up for its 2023 State of Entrepreneurship event—the first-ever in Frisco. Dubbed 'the Super Bowl for Entrepreneurs' in North Texas, the annual gathering brings together game-changing startups and innovative business leaders.

First Look: Coworking With Stadium Views at Spark Arlington

by | Jun 2, 2022
Entrepreneurs who park their laptops in Spark Arlington this winter will get more than the usual coworking amenities. They'll also get two-level views of Choctaw Stadium's playing field, as well as views of the Texas Rangers' new home right next door.

The 30,000-square-foot coworking facility is part of nearly $1 billion in new development in the Arlington Entertainment District.
Follow the Money: D.R. Horton Acquires Public Water Resources Firm, Critical Start Raises $215M, Fort Worth Biotech VC Raises New Funds, and More
by | Apr 15, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
‘Doing Good While Doing Well in Business’: Addison Consumer Analytics Platform Raises Funds to Help Nonprofits
by | Apr 13, 2022
HundredX, a data analytics firm that gives brands access to millions of “ethically sourced” consumer experiences, has landed a Series D round that brings its total funding to more than $80 million. Its big-name investors include billionaire Charles Schwab and Clark Hunt, the chairman and CEO of FC Dallas and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Forces for Good: SMU Kicks Off $1.5B Fundraising Campaign, Southwest Airlines Launches Contest for Nonprofits, and Frito-Lay Provides Food to Students
by | Sep 17, 2021
You'll also read about the FC Dallas Foundation opening a soccer field for My Possibilities, Hari Mari partnering with St. Jude's, North Texas Food Bank Starts Its New $500M Campaign, and more organizations making a difference in Dallas-Fort Worth right now.

900lbs of Creative VR Soccer Game Puts You in Goal

by | Oct 17, 2016
The FC Dallas Goalie Simulation game is the first of its kind for the HTC Vive headset.