Silicon Valley

Nextdoor Co‑Founder Nirav Tolia on Creating Community, Building Teams, and Learning From Failure

by | Sep 21, 2023
During Dallas Startup Week, the entrepreneur and executive—a Highland Park resident who Yahoo employee No. 84 before founding multiple tech companies—said "successes will spawn more successes" in the North Texas startup ecosystem.
Alto Expands Service to Silicon Valley as It Builds a New Dallas HQ and Aims to Go All‑Electric
by | Mar 8, 2022
Dallas-based ridesharing company Alto is entering its sixth market, after launching in Dallas and expanding to Houston, L.A., Miami, and Washington, D.C. With $60 million in funding since its 2018 launch, CEO Will Coleman talks about building a new HQ in the Dallas Design District, aiming to be in 25 metros over the next few years, and planning to be 100% electric by end of 2023.
‘Let’s Build the Future’: Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Is Bringing Its Startup Accelerator to Dallas
by | Sep 29, 2020
The Founder Institute, which bills itself as the largest pre-seed startup accelerator in the world, is adding Dallas to its list of chapters in more than 225 cities. Applications for technology companies are now open, and a few notable local founders and CEOs have already signed on as mentors.
Southlake BioTech Startup Gets $10M Grant from CPRIT for Technology That ‘Lights Up’ Cancer
by | Aug 20, 2020
OncoNano Medicine, a spinout of University of Texas Southwestern, uses pH as a biomarker to detect metastatic cancer. Its technology, which visualizes a tumor, could be a gamechanger.

Apple Reportedly Seeks to ‘Acqui‑Hire’ Autonomous Vehicle Company

by | Jun 6, 2019
The self driving vehicle startup, which has an office in Plano, is piloting driverless passenger vans in Arlington's Entertainment District near AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.
Meet Sally: A New Salad-Making Robot Has Landed in Dallas
by | Oct 31, 2018
Sally, the world's first fresh-food making robot, can create customized salads in under two minutes. She's now available in Dallas at cafeterias in Lockheed Martin and Alcon Labs.
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Silicon Valley Idea-stage Accelerator Founder Institute Planning Dallas Chapter
by | Jul 19, 2018
After a successful move into Texas last year with its Austin chapter, Founder Institute plans to expand its presence in the state with chapters in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.
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Former Dunbar HS Teacher Revamping Employee Training With Experiential Learning
by | Jun 15, 2018
The Y-Combinator-participating startup NewCraft will launch software simulations that stray away from typical tutorials used to learn on the job.

Dallas a ‘Tried and True’ Place for Tech Talent, JLL Says

by | Jun 23, 2017
The report looked at employment data on computer programmers and software developers in metro areas across the U.S.
Dallas Is Never Going To Be Silicon Valley. And That’s Okay.
by | Dec 17, 2015
By acknowledging and building on our strengths, we can create an environment of innovation that not only rivals, but surpasses other cities.