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Plug and Play’s Triple Launch in Frisco and McKinney Aims to Boost North Texas as ‘Global Innovation and Technology Leader’

by | Mar 13, 2024
The global innovation platform is ready to showcase "revolutionary technology" in a splashy two-city, day-long event on March 26. To be held at the McKinney Cotton Mill and at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, the day will feature pitches, speakers, and panels on SportsTech, FinTech, and Enterprise & AI.
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Plug and Play Launches Fintech Startup Accelerator in Frisco and McKinney
by | Feb 7, 2024
The global innovation platform opened offices in the two North Texas cities late last year, announcing accelerators for Sportstech and Enterprise & AI. Now Plug and Play is banking on a new way to make Frisco and McKinney key players in another disruptive industry.
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How Plug and Play Aims To Spearhead Innovation in North Texas, One Startup and Sector at a Time
Sherif Saadawi, VP of partnerships at Plug and Play, calls his platform "the most active VC in the world by volume of deals"—and that's just one of three pillars it's bringing to Frisco and McKinney, along with corporate-startup matchmaking and sector-focused accelerators. "In almost every metric that we look for that makes a good ecosystem, DFW really ticks all the boxes," he tells Dallas Innovates.
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The Last Word: Dude Perfect’s Coby Cotton on Jumping from YouTube to a $100M Theme Park
Dude Perfect told the Wall Street Journal they've sent out bid requests for their proposed $100 million theme park/HQ "to Frisco and other cities" and asked for responses within two months. Meanwhile, the team said, they've been talking with potential fundraisers for the project. 
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Frisco EDC’s First Director of Innovation Will Focus on Startups, Tech, and Venture Capital

by | Mar 25, 2022
Entrepreneur Jasmin Brand will take on the newly created role. The goal? To make Frisco a “major national hub” for venture capital and innovation.
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Expert Views: How Dallas-Fort Worth Punches Above Its Weight in Commercial Real Estate
Dallas-Fort Worth is a contender—not only nationally, but on the global stage.

Here's what real estate and economic development leaders have to say about the region's 'X factors.'
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Freakonomics Does Dallas, Part 2: Why Frisco is Dallas’ ‘Frenemy’
by | Jan 27, 2022
Last week, Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner asked "Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?" In part two of his podcast this week, he looks north to Frisco, learns why it's Dallas' "frenemy," and asks a big question: Is Frisco the future of the American city?
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‘We Believe Cities Like Frisco Will Benefit by the Return of Growth To the Suburbs,’ Says Economic Developer Jason Ford
by | Oct 13, 2020
The Frisco EDC prioritizes efforts on four main target sectors: corporate attraction and expansion; gaming and new media; the business of sports; and innovation.
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