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Google Career Certificates Now Available for UT, Texas State University Systems
by | Dec 15, 2022

Google has announced the Google Career Certificates are available to students across The University of Texas and Texas State University systems, bringing with them the potential to reach tens of thousands of students across the state....

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Hedera Governing Council Adds 2 Leaders to Executive Team
by | Dec 9, 2022

The Hedera Governing Council has appointed two new members to the executive team. The council is a consortium of leading organizations that operate the open source, hashgraph-powered, carbon-negative Hedera network for Web3 applications....

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The Last Word: Google’s James Harding on the Promise Shown at the HackDFW Marathon
The eighth annual HackDFW, powered by Say Yes to Dallas and presented by Google, connected hundreds of aspiring technologists to several Fortune 100 companies. It was a unique 48-hour marathon that challenged more than 550 people from 80 universities. Tech teams created ways to innovatively tackle waste management, climate change, better understand decisions from the Supreme Court, and much more.
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Follow the Money: Adwoa Beauty Raises $4M to ‘Keep Up With Demand,’ Dallas Venture Capital leads $5M in Revenue Growth Solutions Startup, and More

by | Sep 9, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Dallas startup VRGL raising $15M six months after launching, S2 Capital’s $400M multifamily investment fund, CBRE leading $125M Series E for proptech firm VTS, CVS Health acquiring Signify Health for $8B, BenefitMall’s latest acquisition, and more.
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Dallas Startups Deposits.com and DUKE.AI Land Google As New Backer
by | Sep 8, 2022
Two Dallas companies have been awarded $100,000 each by the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, which aims to help close racial disparities in VC funding given to diverse founders. The startups will also receive Google Cloud credits and hands-on support from Google. They join several other North Texas companies that received earlier grants from the fund. “Across the U.S., there are amazing Black startup founders who are building great companies yet are locked out of access to the funding that's critical to their success,” Google wrote in a blog post.
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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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Google Creates New Cloud Region in Dallas, Expanding Capacity and Flexibility
by | Jun 13, 2022
The new Google Cloud region in Dallas is part of Google's $9.5 billion investment in data centers and Google offices across the U.S. in 2022, which it says will create 12,000 jobs. $600 million data centers in Midlothian and Red Oak are also part of the project.

A Google exec says the new Dallas region will offer Google Cloud customers "the speed and availability you need to innovate faster and build high-performing applications that cater to the needs of nearby end user."
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Digital Seat Media Aims to Expand Beyond the Stadium as it Eyes New Funding

by | May 3, 2022
The Fort Worth-based startup already engages with fans at college and NBA games and PGA Tour events. Now, as it raises a $5 million funding round to accelerate its growth, it's seeking to move beyond sports contests and into big concert events, a Digital Student service, and even suicide prevention.

Dallas Innovates talked to Co-Founder and CEO Cameron Fowler about his vision for his technology as an "all-in-one solution."
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Hedera Will Open-Source Its Hashgraph Code to ‘Capitalize on Growing Demand for Public DLT’
by | Jan 20, 2022
The Hedera Governing Council will buy the IP from Swirlds, a startup co-founded in 2015 by the inventor of the Hashgraph algorithm. Dallas mathematician and computer scientist Leemon Baird created the distributed ledger technology to outperform other protocols in power, security, and speed.  This could be a breakout moment.  
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Waymo Via and J.B. Hunt Announce Long-Term Alliance, More Pilot Runs on I-45
by | Jan 14, 2022
The expanded collaboration will lead to multiple pilot tests of robotically driven freight on I-45 between Fort Worth and Houston "in the same lane" as those conducted in 2021. The two companies plan "to complete fully autonomous transport in Texas in the next few years."
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This Dallas Data Marketing Automation Startup Wants to Lead the Way in Restaurant-Focused ‘Know Your Customer’ Technology
by | Oct 25, 2021
CustomerX.i launched 2019, but saw its explosion during COVID. With new partnerships with Google and Microsoft and fresh funding on the way, the startup wants to be the leading platform for giving restaurants the best data-driven marketing decisions.
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Alphabet Biotech Unit Verily to Open Dallas Operations Hub in Cypress Waters

by | Oct 14, 2021
It's the San Franciso company's first office in Texas. Verily expects to hire as many as 115 employees by the end of 2022.
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Three Dallas Startups Join Google for Startups’ Black Founders Fund
by | Sep 22, 2021
Fêtefully, Safer Management, Inc. and XR Sports Group received a total of $300,000 in funds as three of 50 founders chosen for the program focused on boosting Black entrepreneurs leading high potential startups.
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AT&T Partners With Google Cloud to Expand Edge Solutions for Businesses
The two tech giants are releasing new solutions across their edge computing portfolios to help businesses "deliver unique experiences to their customers"—today and into the future.
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Three Google Career Certificate Programs Are Now Available in Texas to Help Job Seekers
by | Mar 11, 2021
Google is adding three new online courses in user experience design, project management, and data analytics—and 100,000 need-based scholarships to go with them—to its Career Certificates program. The intent is to equip Texas' workforce with new skills and resources needed to land a job in today's everchanging economy.
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