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Fort Worth Alliance Airport Now Bears H. Ross Perot Sr.’s Name

by | Dec 20, 2022
Thirty-three years after launching as the world's first industrial airport, Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport now bears the name of the man who believed in its ultimate promise. "My dad wholeheartedly believed Fort Worth Alliance Airport would be the centerpiece of an unprecedented jobs corridor in Texas,” said Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood.
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North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame To Induct 2 Visionaries in 2023
by | Dec 9, 2022

The North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame will welcome two visionaries in 2023, Ray W. Washburne, president of Highland Park Village, and Rex Glendenning, founder and owner of Rex Real Estate.

Former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will receive the Industry Service Award for her contributions advancing the commercial real estate industry through her efforts in economic development, mobility, infrastructure and private-public partnerships....

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Anurag Jain Shares the Seven Trends Shaping Innovation and His Investment Strategy
by | Nov 8, 2022
Anurag Jain and longtime business partner Ross Perot Jr. talked about the region's high growth with a roundup of innovators and investors at Circle T Ranch in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development. The VIP reception was the prelude to the 2022 Venture Dallas conference—and one of the most coveted invitations in town.
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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022
by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 300 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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Venture Dallas Brings ‘the Premier Venture Capital Conference in North Texas’ to George W. Bush Presidential Center this November

by | Oct 4, 2022
Venture Dallas 2022—a full-day conference to be held Nov. 3 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center—will connect investors from all over the U.S with the “best founders in our region” with the goal of sparking “collisions” and “meaningful connections," co-founder Aaron Pierce says. He adds that those could potentially lead to fundings—and successful exits. Here's a look at why the North Texas startup and VC scene is hopping, and what Venture Dallas 2022 could mean for you.
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Local Investors Anurag Jain and Ross Perot Jr. Help Bring Major League Cricket to North Texas and Beyond
by | May 23, 2022
The investors joined Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others committing a total of $120 million to the MLC. Noted sports architect HKS is designing a "world-class" Major League Cricket stadium in Grand Prairie. Upon completion early next year, it's expected to be the leading venue for cricket in the U.S., the MLC says.
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Follow the Money: Plano Telehealth Startup Raises $14.1M, Southlake VC Raising Two New Funds, Unleashed Brands Looks for a Buyer, Bishop Cider Buys Two Local Brewers, and More
by | May 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.
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Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group, and James Latinsky, MP Materials co-founder and CEO a the site of MP Materials new U.S. magnet factory at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth.
Construction Begins in Fort Worth on America’s First Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Facility
Through a long-term agreement with General Motors, MP Materials is bringing its MP Magnets division to AllianceTexas and today began building a new, 200,000-square-foot rare earth magnetics and materials manufacturing facility.

The goal: Reshore this critical component for America's EV batteries, robots, drones, defense systems, and other tech. “We’ll bring the supply chain home,” MP's CEO promised today.
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UTD Big Idea Competition Awards $415K to Innovative North Texas Startups

by | Nov 11, 2021
UTD students, faculty, and alumni pitched their big ideas for a chance to win cash to push their ventures forward. New this year: Capital Factory presented the first-ever biotech+ challenge award. 

The event featured a closing conversation on the entrepreneurial ecosystem with long-time business partners Ross Perot Jr. and Anurag Jain.
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‘The Next Fintech Unicorn’: Dallas-Based CollateralEdge Emerges From Stealth With $3.5M and a Stellar Investor Group
VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke co-founded the new fintech to solve a "massive problem" in middle-market lending. CollateralEdge aims to help community and regional banks overcome collateral shortfalls, improve credit risk management, and drive profitable, long-term customer relationships. Capital partners include VC firm Perot Jain, Capital Factory CEO Josh Baer, and Kneeland Youngblood, the founding partner of Pharos Capital Group.
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Autonomous Trucking Firm Gatik Raises $85M and Expands Operations in AllianceTexas, With 500+ New Jobs Planned by 2025
by | Aug 31, 2021
Gatik's new autonomous trucking facility at the "MIZ" in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas will serve as a hub for its middle-mile operations in Texas. The company's $85 million Series B funding will scale its fleet of Class 3-6 autonomous box trucks across new North American markets.
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Mobility Innovation Zone: AllianceTexas Developer Announces Plans for the Future
by | Jun 11, 2019
Dallas-based Hillwood plans to turn its vast acreage in Fort Worth and Denton County into a place called the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. There, new transportation technologies can be developed and deployed—from autonomous cars and trucks to high-flying drones and air taxis. 
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The Evolution of
Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

by | Jan 5, 2018
DFW has a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation — from the early days of Texas Instruments to today's emerging startups. Every year, that history grows and gets stronger.
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3 Things: Disrupting Online Charitable Giving
by | Jun 17, 2016
Today's stories are all about changing the landscape — in some cases literally.
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Booster Fuels’ Delivery App Brings Gas to You
by | Mar 14, 2016
Frank Mycroft’s dream of creating an on-demand fuel delivery app has transformed a startup into a $12.5 million company with operations in North Texas and Northern California.
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