Posts Tagged ‘social innovation’

Skratch Expands Gig-Finding App to 4 New ZIP Codes

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based startup Skratch has expanded its gig-finding app for teens to four new ZIP codes in the Plano and University Park areas.

Teens in 75075, 75023, 75225, and 75205 ZIP codes can now find ways to make money close to

3 Finalists Earn $35K in Grants at KERNEL LIVE!

Posted by Jewels Clark

Three Fort Worth area entrepreneurs have been awarded a total of $35,000 by the United Way of Tarrant County for their social impact pitches in the recent KERNEL LIVE! event.

Four finalists from a field of 14 applicants pitched …

Q&A: Water Rights in Texas with
Charles R. Porter, Ph.D.

Posted by SVP Dallas

Social Venture Partners Dallas is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorCharles Porter, Ph.D., Real Estate, Water Rights, & Construction Expert, will headline the fourth installment of SVP Dallas’ 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series with his talk, “Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans.”

Dr. …

On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Exposition Park Coworking Community Will Be Hub Where ‘Profit Meets Purpose’

Posted by Heather Noel

Exposition Park will officially welcome a new coworking community Saturday with a mission to meld enterprise and social good.

Impact House Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann said his space will operate in the intersect where “profit meets purpose.”

“I think …

Is Dallas Ready to Become
a Leader in Social Innovation?

Posted by Kyle Lukianuk

Why Dallas? I got this question a lot recently while down in Nicaragua.

I wasn’t there to learn about the local culture, see amazing sights, or finally learn how to surf (although I did all three), but rather to participate …

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

The accelerator

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make Dallas the City with the Biggest Heart #DallasDoingGood  

Posted by Suzanne Smith

In a recent meeting of public relations professionals in Dallas, I asked the question — does Dallas want to be known for doing things BIG or for doing GOOD better?

It is an interesting question to ponder as we start …

GroundFloor Fellows Compete for $100K in OneUp Campaign

Posted by SVP Dallas

Doing good better, the focus of Social Venture Partners Dallas, can only happen when we work together. Through increasing our awareness of the incredible work already underway in our community, we can combine our efforts, build on each …

United Way of Tarrant County Teams With Entrepreneurial Groups For Social Innovation

Posted by Heather Noel

NEW SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND TO HOLD PITCH EVENT


United Way of Tarrant County is working to spark solutions to social issues by encouraging community members and organizations to communicate their ideas via the startup pitch model. 

KERNEL, United Way’s …