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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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Fort Worth’s City Hall Bitcoin Mine Went Viral—and Companies Nationwide Have Taken Notice
by | Nov 2, 2022
In April, Mayor Mattie Parker turned on three Bitcoin mining machines in Fort Worth City Hall. Since then, the six-month pilot has netted the city $1,019.31. But the real payoff came when the story swept the country—and companies in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey took interest. “We tallied nearly 753 million media impressions from this project, which has now branded our city as innovative on a global scale," says Carlo Capua, the city's chief of strategy and innovation.
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Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport Named a Top 20 U.S. Cargo Airport by the FAA
by | Oct 11, 2022
The airport moved up three spots to No. 20 in the FAA rankings. It landed more than 2.4 billion pounds of cargo in 2021, a volume increase of nearly 46% from the previous year.

Fort Worth Pledges $15M to Advance the National Juneteenth Museum Project

by | Sep 16, 2022
Slated to be built in Fort Worth's Historic Southside neighborhood, the planned $70 million museum will get the city funding once the balance for the project has been raised. Designed by the New York office of Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group, the building will house the museum on its second level, with a business incubator, restaurant, 250-seat amphitheater, and storefronts at ground level. “Literally and figuratively, it was designed to be a beacon of light in an area that has been dark for a very long time,” says Jarred Howard, principal of the project's developer.
The Last Word: American Airlines CEO Robert Isom on Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker’s Podcast
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker is back with her Go Time podcast after a summer break—and her first fall episode is a chat with American Airlines CEO Robert Isom.  One of the things that came up: American's $350 million, 300-acre Fort Worth headquarters campus, which opened in 2019 after a project more than five years in the making.
The Last Word: Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke on Hiring a New Chief of Strategy and Innovation
"I'm keen on challenging why and how we do things," Cooke says. He proved it recently by asking Carlo Capua to take on the new role of Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth. Capua—who had previously been deputy chief of staff in the city's Mayor and Council Office—has a diverse background that Cooke believes suits him for this role
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Developers Look South: Onu Ventures Plans New 12‑Acre Project in Southern Dallas

by | Jul 18, 2022
Onu Ventures' residential and retail development at the intersection of I-20 and I-45 will include a grocery store and amenities centered around green space to create community.

The Onu Ventures project adds to other developments looking to build in the southern part of the city. Last month, Hoque Global announced its 270-acre University Hills development located next to the University of North Texas at Dallas campus.
Horned Frog Investment Network Aims to Boost Deal Flow in Fort Worth and Beyond
by | Jul 12, 2022
The Horned Frog Investment Network—which launched earlier this year through TCU's Neeley School of Business—aims to fund startups across the country and lift up Fort Worth's entire venture funding ecosystem.
Fort Worth’s JukeStrat Launches First Firm, Aims to Develop Thought Leaders
by | Jul 7, 2022
JukeStrat, a Fort Worth-based venture studio and consulting firm, has launched The Fossicker Group—a research firm focused on building business leaders into thought leaders in their fields. The goal: Help leaders build stories around insights that will help “move the needle” on a company’s business objectives and shape the direction of an industry.

“There are lots of people who are good at analyzing data, but when it comes to taking that data, extracting insights from it, and building a story around it, that's what we do best,” Co-Founder Christie Zwahlen told Dallas Innovates.
Hook, Line, and Sinker: Fort Worth Lands Top Fishing Brand’s First Brick‑and-Mortar Store
by | Jun 16, 2022
The first-ever outpost of Karl's Fishing & Outdoors aims to hook you with Mystery Tackle Boxes, interactive "bait tech" experiences that play for each lure you grab off the wall, and a 40-foot "Bassmobile" parked outside today through Sunday. Karl's "promises to deliver an experience that hasn’t been seen in the outdoor category," says the retail experience director for its parent company, Catch Co.

Molson Coors Breaks Ground on $65M Hard Seltzer Packing Plant at Fort Worth Brewery

by | Jun 8, 2022
Ever since the 2019 "summer of seltzer," the hard seltzer category has exploded, with endless varieties, brands, and flavors cramming store aisles coast to coast.

Despite some dips in the segment last year, Molson Coors is betting the hard seltzer trend will continue—and its new $65 million, 200,000-SF Fort Worth facility has one key goal: using a "state-of-the-art variety pack system" to repack up to 1.5 million barrels of varied flavors annually.
Fuel Delivery Startup with Fort Worth Ties Lands $125M to Push for Renewable, Alternative Options
by | May 26, 2022
Launched in 2014 out of Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development, Booster provides delivery of traditional and alternative fuels to fleets, corporate campuses, and retail properties.

The $125M funding round included a longtime Booster backer—Dallas-based venture capital firm Perot Jain.
Fort Worth Immunotherapy Startup Gets $1.8M Grant Ahead of First Clinical Trials
by | May 12, 2022
AyuVis, an immunotherapy startup, is set to get a $1.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The funding will support the pre-clinical research of its drug candidate to treat the second-leading cause of death in premature babies.

Founder Suchismita Acharya calls the timing "perfect."