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‘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.
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Capital One Aims to Go ‘Fully Hybrid’ by Opening All U.S. Offices September 6
by | May 19, 2022
Capital One's founder and CEO, Rich Fairbank, says his company has faced difficulties and challenges in the last two-plus years—but also found "new ways to adapt and thrive." Now, nearly a year after saying Capital One would become a "hybrid work company" moving forward, he expects all company buildings and campuses to be open to all associates beginning September 6—with most employees working both in-person and virtually.
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Small Business Owners Exhausted, but Optimistic, Heading into 2022
by | Feb 22, 2022
Takeaways from the latest Capital One Business Survey, capturing the sentiment among small business owners experiencing burnout and their enduring optimism for the year ahead.
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Top Dallas Bedding CEO Taps Into His Roots, Connecting Indian Artisans to U.S. Shelves with New Platform
by | Feb 17, 2022
Arun Agarwal, the Dallas-based CEO of Nextt, one of America's largest home textile companies, is about to launch Expo Bazaar USA. The B2B marketplace—a joint venture between Nextt and exporter India Exposition Mart Ltd.—will connect artisans and craftspeople in India to specialty stores and designers across the U.S. 
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State of Public Education Is the Biggest Challenge Facing Texas

by | Nov 2, 2021
"It's larger than every other problem that we face, probably combined," says Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. The long-term economic impact of pandemic-driven learning loss in Texas could total as much as $2 trillion.

An expert panel discusses the challenges—and what's being done about it.
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Dallas’ Vigilant Software Launches Verify Labeling Platform for Hospital ICUs Overwhelmed by COVID
by | Oct 19, 2021
Many hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic have dealt with patient medication labeling the old-fashioned way—with quickly scrawled, handwritten info taped to syringes and IV bags. Vigilant's new platform improves patient safety and medication workflows, reducing time spent managing infusion lines so the focus can remain on the patient.
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Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans
by | Feb 19, 2021
Here's a round up of resources that can help in North Texas' unprecedented winter storm.

You'll also find updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Dallas-Based Work Shield Adapts Its HR Tech to the New Workplace—Home

Jared Pope's HR tech startup offering technology to streamline workplace harassment and discrimination claims increased its client base by 250 percent. But it's more than a "check-the-box" compliance company. Next up, the startup plans to move its headquarters to a new Dallas location, double its staffing, and raise a Series B funding round. 
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Gig Wage Raises $2.5M Follow-On to Its Recent $7.5M Series A Round
by | Jan 19, 2021
The latest round brings the Dallas-based fintech's total Series A funding to approximately $10 million, the startup told us. Founder and CEO Craig J. Lewis plans to quadruple his team by the end of 2021.
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Dallas Jewelry Brand Grows $100 Investment to $1M+ Revenue—In About a Year
by | Jan 19, 2021
The co-founders behind Dallas-based Allie + Bess have announced their first collaboration with a fellow Texas-based female entrepreneur, despite operating mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Expects Economic Recovery To Accelerate as Texas Receives More Vaccines and Treatment Options
Gov. Abbott foresees an increase in business activity by the early part of next year. With recent corporate headquarters moves to Texas, including Charles Schwab and CBRE, he believes that there has never been a more exciting time for economic development.
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How Verizon Business’ Aimee Novak Is Working To Help Small Businesses Thrive During COVID-19

by | Dec 2, 2020
The vice president of Business Sales in the Southern Region is working to support local businesses through Verizon’s numerous small business initiatives, including its Women in Business and Comeback Coach programs.
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Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in November
by | Dec 2, 2020
Rising to the top of the list is 7-Eleven's fifth Evolution Store in Lake Highlands. The location will serve as an experiential testing ground for patrons to try new shopping technology and products.
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Dallas’ Bestow to Acquire Centurion and Further its Vision of Making Life Insurance Accessible for All
by | Dec 1, 2020
With Iowa-based Centurion Life Insurance Company's licensing in 47 states and the District of Columbia, the acquisition could allow Bestow to become a nationally licensed carrier.
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North Texas Companies Offer Five Keys to Keeping Employees Engaged While Working From Home
Studies show that companies with high employee engagement are 21 percent more profitable. Here's how Axxess, USAA, Hilti North America, and other companies in the region are improving employee engagement virtually.
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