Posts Tagged ‘social’

Dollars for Good: Gov. Grants $18M to Prevent Trafficking, Southwest Airlines Selects Nonprofits for $1M Program

Posted by Dallas Innovates

From social funding to project grants to community service work, Dallas Innovates tracks the dollars for good across North Texas. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Deep Diver: Dallas’ Jeremy McKane Aims to Save the Oceans

Posted by Allison Hatfield

Jeremy McKane cares about whales. And reefs. And the people whose lives are intertwined with the sea.

As the creator of LUCiD, an interactive art installation that combines conservation and neuro-feedback technology, he’s helping educate people about marine plastics.…

Dallas-based Arfinn Med Launches ‘First-Ever’ Clinician-Based Medical Cannabis Portal

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

When James West saw a gap in the information available to physicians who prescribe medical cannabis, he knew he had to find a way to help. So he founded Arfinn Med, a Dallas-based ‘Electronic Medical Record program’ that provides full-service

Follow the Money: YourCause Exits in $157M Deal; Viziv Technologies Raises $1.37M; Floafers Gets $200K

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Invention: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the invention stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From machine intelligence (Hypergiant) to AI tech (EdgeTensor) to award-winning providers (PRG), our most popular stories spanned

Education: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the educational stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From new incubators and institutes (SMU, TWU) to startups that revamp employee training (NewCraft) to first-of-its-kind degree

Social Innovation: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the social stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From combating food deserts (UNT, Toyota, DART) to awarding nonprofits grants (Capital One) to transformative conservation projects

Cultivating the Next Generation:
The Kidpreneur Expo and The DFW Children’s Business Fair

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Calling all kids with big dreams — these events, both on Nov. 17, offer kids the chance to pitch their business ideas, earn mentorship opportunities, and more.

The Kidpreneur Expo

This one-day event gives kids a chance to meet other …

Savhera PBC Raises $60K for Essential Oil Company That Aids Indian Women in Slavery

Posted by Lance Murray

Hurst-based public benefit corporation Savhera PBC has raised $60,000 of a $200,000 equity offering for the company that was founded as a tool to provide jobs for women in India who are held in the throes of sex trafficking and

Toyota Connected North America Sponsors AgileCamp 2018 Conference in Irving

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Toyota Connected North America, a global technology company founded by Toyota, today announced it will sponsor AgileCamp 2018. The business process management conference will be held Nov. 2, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center.

Toyota Connected North America’s Chief of

Inaugural Esports Event OP Live Changes the Game for Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Whether you’re a hard-core gamer or you’ve never picked up a controller, OP Live has something for everyone. 

Video game professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between will gather this weekend for the first-of-its-kind celebration of all things gaming. There will …

Social Impact Company Good Returns Group Gets $1M from Inverdale Capital

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based social enterprise firm Good Returns Group announced a $1 million investment Tuesday from Inverdale Capital Management.

Inverdale Capital is also based in Dallas, and the funding represents a convergence of the two organizations’ business models with Good Returns’ focus …

It’s Party Time! Social Dining Platform Brings People Together

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Interested in trying out new foods and meeting new people in a casual and personal social atmosphere?

Carl LaFlamme, founder and CEO of DinDinParty.com, sees a marketplace ready to embrace a new approach to dining out and hosting events. …

On Tap: Big Idea Competition, Continuum of Capital & Future You

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 …

On Tap: Arts and Business, Millennial Entrepreneurs & ProjectEDU

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 …

Purpose with a Blank Slate: 3 Socially-Conscious Innovators That Stand Out

Posted by The TriTex Group

Tritex icon5 minutes. That’s it.

That’s all the time an entrepreneur gets to tell his or her story.

Everything can change in 300 seconds. In the past month, from SXSW in Austin to OneUp the Pitch in Dallas — Tritex has …

Festival of Ideas Tackles Equity, Entrepreneurship in Dallas

Posted by Hilary Lau

While the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas moved indoors Saturday because of dark, threatening skies, its speakers talked about a brighter future for the city of Dallas, one based on equity for all its citizens regardless of where they live …

KERNEL LIVE! Showcases Tarrant County Talent

Posted by Suzanne Smith

Fort Worth is known for its being the place “where the West begins,” but now it is also getting quite the reputation for being the place “where social ideas spark.” Last week, the United Way of Tarrant County showcased some …

Trust Issues: UT Dallas Study Examines MMOG Players

Posted by Lance Murray

Who do you trust with your personal information? In an increasingly complex digital world, that’s a big question for people who spend a lot of time on the internet such as players in massively multiplayer online games.

A new study …