Frisco and McKinney Rank Among the Top 5 Cities in the U.S. to Rent New Apartments

by | Jan 20, 2023
The report by RentCafe—"Top 50 Cities for Finding New Apartments in 2023"—ranks Frisco and McKinney as the No. 4 and No. 5 cities in the U.S. for finding an apartment that only a limited number of people, or maybe even no people, have lived in before. Two other Dallas suburbs made the list as well: Richardson at No. 25 and Plano at No. 42.
Republic Property Group Proposes McKinney Development With 10K Homes, $2B in Taxable Value
by | Jan 9, 2023
Republic Property Group presented a proposal in December to the McKinney City Council for Honey Creek, a property west of Highway 75 and next to the future U.S. Route 380 bypass. Along with the proposed homes, the development would include commercial and office space.
Aiden Technologies Adds 5 to its Board of Advisers
by | Dec 9, 2022

McKinney-based Aiden Technologies has added five industry leaders to its board of advisers, bringing with them expertise in a variety of fields including finance, risk mitigation, insurance, legal, cybersecurity, data privacy, and management of high-growth companies.

Aiden is a provider of modern, intelligent software packaging and deployment for Microsoft Windows.

Aiden’s new board members include:

  • Adam Abresch, CIC, CLCS, CCIC, is the National Cyber Risk Practice Leader at Acrisure, one of the world’s largest insurance brokerages, and he is widely respected as an expert in cyber security and digital risk mitigation.
Texas-Sized Fitness: Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch Opens
by | Dec 5, 2022
Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch encompasses more than 100,000 square feet with 12 lighted outdoor pickleball courts, 50-meter outdoor pool, studio boutiques, training floor, restaurant, spa and more. It's the Minnesota-based company's eleventh location in DFW and its 29th in Texas.

In-Seat Ordering App StadiumDrop Finds a Home in McKinney

by | Nov 2, 2022
Via the StadiumDrop App, fans order food and beverages straight from their seats. Runners then deliver food directly to them, ensuring they never miss a moment of the event they're attending. Venues and events using the app include AT&T Stadium, Concacaf, Oklahoma State University, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys, the University of Oklahoma, Nissan Stadium, and Wrestlemania.
Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Production Line Opens in McKinney, Aims to Bolster Texas Supply Chain
by | Oct 25, 2022
McKinney's Wistron GreenTech has partnered with New Jersey-based Princeton NuEnergy on a lithium-Ion battery direct recycling pilot production line, which officially opened in McKinney today. PNE founder Dr. Yan Chao calls it a "powerful next step" in a vision for covering a nationwide close-loop recycling supply chain for the batteries.

The line will use PNE's patented process to recycle everything from phone batteries to full EV battery packs.
McKinney’s SRS Distribution Partners With HOVER to Streamline Contractor Orders with 3D Digital Twins
With supply chain issues causing construction delays—and a renewed focus on reducing materials waste—ordering the correct amount of roofing and siding may be more important than ever for contractors. Today, HOVER and SRS announced a renewed partnership that enables contractors to use HOVER's app-powered digital twins to order SRS materials from right in the app. "The adoption of digital technology within the building industry is accelerating rapidly," notes SRS' Kent Gardner, who says the partnership "ensures added value in the digital space" for both companies' customers.
‘Affecting Every Aspect of Our Society’: McKinney Startup Aims to Identify Mental Health Issues
by | May 31, 2022
Many who are diagnosed with a mental health condition had no idea the symptoms they suffered were related to mental health. McKinney-based Connected Mind aims to change that with technology that screens people for the most common types of mental health conditions. “It's like being interviewed by a psychologist, but it's a computer,” says CEO and CTO Christian Lehinger.

A Laser Built in McKinney Can Destroy Drones, Mortar Rounds, and More

by | May 18, 2022
Raytheon's Intelligence & Space campus in McKinney is producing 50kW-class high energy laser systems that can blast enemy drones, mortar rounds, and other dangerous targets right out of the sky, before they can endanger U.S troops.

The directed energy weapon system was recently tested while mounted on a U.S. Army Stryker at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It successfully acquired, tracked, targeted, and defeated multiple targets.
After Opening a New Office in Miami Beach, CourMed is Bringing its Concierge Health Care Platform Home to North Texas
by | Feb 23, 2022
McKinney-based CourMed, a concierge health care services delivery company, has expanded with a regional office in Miami Beach and a growing presence in several Western states. “There's an opportunity for us to really create something new in the marketplace that doesn't exist,” its founder and CEO Derrick Miles tells Dallas Innovates. “This is a totally different type of care. We call it the antithesis of seven-minute medicine.”
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Follow the Money: MLTPLY Makes Second Investment Since Launching Last Year, RumbleOn Finalizes $130M Acquisition of Fort Worth Powersport Dealer, and More
by | Feb 23, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
EV Fintech Xcelerate Auto Relocates Headquarters to McKinney
by | Aug 18, 2021
Xcelerate is a sustainable transportation company that offers funding support and ancillary products to EV manufacturers like Tesla. With the move, the team hopes to "put McKinney on the EV map."
Rey Colon, founder and CEO MyTelemedicine.

Pandemic Pushes MyTelemedicine Into Fast‑Growth Mode

Rey Colón's virtual health tech platform has more than 3 million members nationwide, completing more than 250,000 remote consultations to date. The McKinney-based startup's latest offering? Telehealth for pets.
McKinney-Based Beauty Tech Startup ShearShare Closes $2.3 Million Seed Round
by | Nov 9, 2020
The announcement comes during a time of rapid financial growth for the company, as ShearShare reaches $3.4 million in overall funding.
AI Startup for the Land and Title Industry Expands Its Headquarters in McKinney
by | Oct 26, 2020
SaaS startup, which uses artificial intelligence software to simplify land and title transactions, will use a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation to add 3,000 square feet and 20 high-tech jobs at its headquarters.
MyTelemedicine telehealth startup McKinney innovation fund
Fast-Growing Telehealth Startup Expands HQ With McKinney EDC Innovation Fund Grant
by | Oct 12, 2020
The incentive-based innovation fund, launched just this year, continues to fuel the growth of tech startups in McKinney. The latest is MyTelemedicine, a SaaS platform that powers modern remote healthcare technologies.