innovation

Report: Dallas-Fort Worth Has One of the Top 5 Fastest-Growing Economies in the U.S.

by | Oct 19, 2022
“More intense innovative activity leads to higher rates of economic progress," researchers for an international conference noted last year. That's certainly true of Dallas-Fort Worth, which had the No. 5 fastest-growing economy of any U.S. metro this year, according to the American Growth Project. DFW and the other top four metros on the list share a key distinction: They're all hubs for tech and innovation. The report says DFW's attractiveness helps bolster its existing “diversity and strength across industries,” while noting that health care is a “major driver of economic growth” in the region.
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Fort Worth: The Frontier of Innovation
Entrepreneurs and industry leaders benefit from the city's business-friendly approach.
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#DSW22 Schedule: Your Definitive Guide to Dallas Startup Week’s 100+ Events
by | Aug 8, 2022
Dallas Startup Week—The DEC Network’s annual flagship event, sponsored by Capital One—had its kickoff party Sunday at The Star in Frisco. You'll find 100+ events and sessions running Monday through Thursday, August 8-11, both online and in person at SMU’s Cox School of Business. Here you'll find Dallas Innovates' handy, one-sheet guide to each day of DSW.
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Innovative Spaces:
Space, Place, and Culture in Business
Manufacturing facilities to data centers. Startup hubs to coworking centers. Food incubators to boutique hotels. Here are spaces and workplaces that inspire in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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A Supply Chain Revolution Is Driving Mobility Innovation
New technologies and fervent consumer demand are creating a burst of growth opportunities; they call for collaboration, investments, and resources for startups.
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The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas
by | Oct 14, 2021
The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park—the largest shared nonprofit space in Texas — is a place designed to accelerate impact, together.

From Big Thought to SVP Dallas to The Trust for Public Land, the 15 ‘exceptional nonprofits' were picked after an application process last summer. They’ll join Water Cooler's five founding tenants.
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CarMax Is Boosting Its North Texas Footprint With a New Tech Innovation Center, Auction Facility, and 300 Hires
by | Aug 31, 2021
CarMax is tapping into the talent in the Dallas region to support its company-wide growth, digital innovation, and enhanced customer experience.
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Capital Factory’s Texas Startup Manifesto 2.0 Highlights How Texas Competes with Silicon Valley

by | Mar 9, 2021
Founder and CEO of Capital Factory Joshua Baer declared that “Texas is the most promising technology market in the United States." Here’s why.
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Meet the Future 50: Dallas-Fort Worth Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know in 2021
These standouts—entrepreneurs, leaders, inventors, creatives, and educators—are disrupting industries, solving challenges, and making Dallas-Fort Worth (and beyond) a better place in a year like no other.
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Taysha and UTSW Launch Innovation Fund to Advance the Development of New Gene Therapies
by | Jan 13, 2021
The expanded alliance between Taysha and UTSW, which dates back to when Taysha emerged from stealth in April 2020, will support the discovery of novel gene therapy candidates and technologies in new disease areas.
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New North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies Will Fuel Innovation With Industry-University Collaborations
by | Dec 8, 2020
North Texas’ research universities will offer their expertise in artificial intelligence, composite materials, wireless vehicle tech, IOT, big data, and more.

Under the umbrella of the Texas Research Association, the new center aims to solve mobility challenges faced by industry, nonprofits, municipalities, and transportation agencies—here and beyond.
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‘Not Making a Decision Is Making a Decision,’ and More Business Lessons From Startup Mentors in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | Oct 7, 2020
Here are 10 lessons from TechFW mentors.
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UNT to Advance 3D Printing for Automobiles Through a $1.5M Department of Energy Grant
by | Oct 6, 2020
University of North Texas researchers received more than $400,000 of the $1.5 million grant to develop a 3D printed material equipped with embedded sensors for use in car structures.
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Is Your Community Ready To Be Connected?
A connected community of care uses technology to connect government, medical and community based organizations to help direct resources to help support those who need the most help. Marshalling the right resources at the right time is especially important today, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Out of Stealth, Dallas ‘Smart Computing’ Platform Joins Highly Selective 5G Open Innovation Lab—and Wins a Global Competition
by | Sep 23, 2020
Taubyte wants to make edge computing easier: "There are still too many Ops, and that doesn't scale in a 5G world," founder Samy Fodil says. That’s why the bootstrapped startup has developed a "NoOps" computing platform to help businesses adopt IoT and infrastructure software.

In joining the 5G Open Innovation Lab founded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, the startup hopes to become the de facto computing platform for IoT.
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