Posts Tagged ‘Frisco’

Follow the Money: Caris Raises $150M, Meritize Gets $13.2M, iDonate Secures $10M, BenefitMall Buys Phoenix Firm

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Summit: Experts Talk Balancing Realities With ‘Gee-Whiz Tech’ for Smarter Cities

Posted by Dave Moore

Sensors that detect customers, buildings that self-regulate and cars that drive themselves are here.

Flying car-sharing, the common use of electric vehicles and nearly speed-of-sound travel aren’t far behind.

With any new gadgets come downsides.

Who’s to blame if an …

Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents

Posted by Heather Noel

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TWU GETS RECORD $10M GIFT FROM FRISCO BUSINESSWOMAN

Texas Woman’s University received an historic donation of more than $10 million last week from Frisco businesswoman Mary L.A. Stanton.

The university said Stanton’s gift marked the single largest …

Child Development App, Countertop Remnant Retailer Named CodeLaunch Winners

Posted by Rachel Linch

A child development app and online marketplace for countertop remnants claimed the grand prizes at the 6th annual CodeLaunch Wednesday in Frisco.

Both of the winning finalists received $50,000 in seed services and will have their startup be the focus

UNT Unveils New Partnership With Leading Chinese Tech Firm

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorThe University of North Texas System has been bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and evidence can be found in just about every corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth region. From Dallas to Denton to Fort Worth to Frisco, our three universities

DFW Welcomes First Freestanding Emergency Room at U.S. Airport

Posted by Kerry Curry

Code 3 Emergency Partners of Frisco opened a first-of-its-kind, freestanding emergency room and 24-hour urgent care center at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, an innovative care option that the company says it may replicate elsewhere if it proves to be

On Tap: Social Innovation Lunch, WeWork Open House, Women’s Leadership Events & Innovation in Talent Attraction

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

St. Louis Sports Accelerator Launching Program in Frisco

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

A St. Louis, Missouri sports startup accelerator is making its move into North Texas. 

Stadia Ventures announced Friday that it’s aligning with LaunchPad City in Frisco to launch its first accelerator program in the region, which will debut a new …

Dallas to Test Smart, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets Within a Year

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesOne day, Dallas streets will be lit with diodes and loaded with sensors that detect pedestrians and cyclists, allow buses to bypass stoplights, and might even be able to charge electric vehicles as they whisk by.

That day might …

Celebrating Earth Day Around Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Taylor Lowder

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, April 22, we’ve found local events celebrating sustainability. Highlights include EarthX at Fair Park, the award-winning Denton Redbud Festival, Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, as well as various community …

Serendipity Labs Coworking Space to Open at HALL Park in Frisco

Posted by Katie Kelton

Serendipity Labs is expanding its presence across North Texas with its latest venture — a new coworking space at HALL Park in Frisco that will launch in September.

Dallas-based HALL Group, which focuses on developing innovative spaces across Dallas …

Fort Worth’s Cameron Cushman Selected as Mentor for New International Startup Program

Posted by Heather Noel

Cameron Cushman, a champion for Fort Worth’s startup community and director of innovation ecosystems at UNT Health Science Center, has been selected as a mentor for a new international startup program.

In April, Cushman will travel to Istanbul, Turkey as …

Follow the Money: Door Inc. Raises $8.7M in Equity Funding, Highland Homes Brings in $7.5M

Posted by Lance Murray

REAL ESTATE FIRM DOOR INC. RAISES $8.7M IN EQUITY FUNDING

Door Inc., the Dallas-based tech-enabled residential real estate brokerage firm, announced that is has sold nearly $8.7 million of a $10 million equity offering.

Door, which was founded in 2015, …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

California’s REX Real Estate Plans Expansion into Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

A Woodland Hills, California-based real estate brokerage that operates outside the multiple listing service is planning to enter the Dallas market some time in the third quarter this year.

REX Real Estate Exchange recently launched in Austin.

“We are extremely …

Blue Star Sports Rolls Out Youth Sports Management Platform

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Frisco-based sports technology company Blue Star Sports announced the launch of Blue Star Sport Connect, a youth sports league management software platform, along with the acquisition of five companies: TEAMINN, Crazy Raise, Eclipse Timing, Skyhawks Sports, eCamps Sports Network.

Those …

Applications Open for CodeLaunch Seed Accelerator

Posted by Katie Kelton

Code Authority is looking to turn entrepreneurs’ ideas into reality in its annual seed accelerator competition. 

The Frisco-based software firm is accepting applications through May 31 for CodeLaunch. Code Authority has hosted the seed accelerator competition since 2013 to …

Thought Leaders: Five Pack Creative

Posted by Five Pack Creative

Five Pack Creative (FPC) is a mobile app development agency based in Frisco, and we’ve been building beautiful, innovative mobile apps since 2008. We’ve worked on hundreds of apps over the years, across multiple industries, and have had the pleasure

Society Honors Frisco’s 4 Traffic Data Programs

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Anyone who has been in North Texas for a while knows that the city of Frisco has grown by leaps and bounds in a very short amount of time. 

After all, Frisco is the home of the so-called $5 Billion …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check DallasInnovates.com for upcoming dates for 2018.

Codelaunch

CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …