Posts Tagged ‘Social Venture Partners Dallas’

Michael Cope: As a Mentor, He’s ‘Been There and Done That’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The “Meet the Mentor” series is a way for Dallas Innovates to celebrate the depth and breadth of mentors in North Texas and highlight the collected wisdom and experience available to the startup community, entrepreneurs, and other seekers of knowledge. 

Business as Mutual: Leaders Give Insight on How Collaboration + Innovation Happens in DFW

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status …

Homeless Kids, City Park, STEM Education Benefit from Philanthropy

Posted by Lance Murray

COALITION CREATING CENTER FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN GETS $50K BOOST 

The transformation of the former Fannie C. Harris Elementary School in Dallas into a drop-in shelter for homeless youth has gotten a major boost this month after the coalition renovating the

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check DallasInnovates.com for upcoming dates for 2018.

Codelaunch

CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are

Kineticity Seeks Submissions for Interactive Public Art Project

Posted by Lance Murray

Kineticity announced last week that its place-making project is open for interactive public art concept submissions.

Kineticity describes itself as a “series of interactive, pedestrian-scale, art installations that will be placed between neighborhoods to entice visual interest and curiosity that …

Equity in Action: Changing Systems for the Better

Posted by Tony Fleo

TREATING THE SYMPTOMS ISN’T AS GOOD AS CHANGING THE SYSTEMS THAT CAUSE THEM


Bad systems beat good people every time. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 

These two adages have come to my mind in the last …

Dallas Heroes Project: Shining Light On Grassroots Change

Posted by Sean Caho

INTERVIEWS INTRODUCE READERS TO PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE


None of us suffer from a shortage of available stories or opinion pieces to keep us informed. With an infinite Facebook feed and myriad media outlets churning stories faster than we can …

Innovator Says Millennials Can Help the World

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

To hear 21-year-old Param Jaggi speak, millennials are on a mission to save the world.

The Plano native is doing his part, holding several patents on inventions that reduce greenhouse gases and awaken people’s consciences to real-world problems.

He’s …

Social Venture Partners Dallas Hosts bigBANG!

Posted by Bob Wright

As I looked around the dining room, I was struck by how things had changed.

bigBANG!, a day-long event conceived by Social Venture Partners Dallas and produced this year by SVPD and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, had been imagined …