Feds To ‘Fully Protect’ All SVB and Signature Bank Depositors, Easing Pressure on Rattled Startup and Tech Leaders

by | Mar 13, 2023
Sunday's announcement that all Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank depositors would be "fully protected" may have helped startup and tech leaders breathe a little easier at SXSW in Austin, in North Texas, and beyond. While concerns continue, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC said Sunday that "the U.S. banking system remains resilient and on a solid foundation."
SXSW’s 2023 ‘PanelPicker’ Opens For Voting—and DFW Companies Are Vying to Take the Stage
by | Aug 10, 2022
South by Southwest has opened its 2023 "PanelPicker" for crowd-sourced community voting through August 21. You could be among the people who vote to decide which panelists will take the stage next March at SXSW. Out of the thousands of session proposals up for voting, many have Dallas-area ties. We share just 10 of them—including ideas from Mark Cuban, the Dallas Cowboys, Venture Dallas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, CollateralEdge, Kanarys, Zirtue, Masterplan, and more.
Dallas Fintech Startup Emerges From Stealth to ‘Democratize Banking’
by | Feb 23, 2022
Emerging from stealth this quarter,, a platform that Co-Founder and CEO Joseph Akintolayo describes as the “Shopify of banking," is looking to add financial literacy and wellness tools to its technology. It plans to do that in a partnership with Utah-based MX, a financial data platform valued at $1.9 billion.
Talking Pictures: C-Hear to Reveal More About its ‘Internet Disruptor’ Image & Sound Tech
by | Apr 3, 2019
C-Hear's technology—launched at SXSW—creates unfakable documents, produces unstealable images, and allows a user to imbed audio into an image file without saving it as a video.

Special Edition:
North Texas Innovators Look Back on #SXSW2019

by | Mar 23, 2019
In this week's rundown on ideas and innovation in North Texas, we caught up with local leaders to recap their experience at this year's SXSW.
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Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW
The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and though all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.
Darwin Ecosystem Helps Improve Lives With Cognitive Technology
by | Feb 23, 2018
Dallas newcomer Darwin Ecosystem, who has partnered with IBM, which recently named one of South by Southwest’s 21st annual Interactive Innovation Awards finalists for its work in artificial intelligence.
Deadline Nears to Enter Mayors Matchup Pitch at SXSW
by | Feb 12, 2018
The pitches will be made before a panel of industry experts and mayors including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, as entrepreneurs compete for up to $10,000 in prize money.

Entegra Joins Dallas Smart City Effort Focusing on Cybersecurity

by | Aug 17, 2017
Cybersecurity is a critical part of establishing smart infrastructure and Internet of Things networks.
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Blinker Allows Buyers to ‘Take the Wheel’ in Auto Sales
by | Jul 13, 2017
Through Blinker's patented image recognition technology, users can snap a photo of a car and instantly learn its year, make, model, equipment, estimated value, and mileage.
Mark Cuban Predicts Who Will
Be World’s First Trillionaires
by | Mar 15, 2017
The billionaire says critical thinking, philosophy, and other assets will be more highly valued than technical skills because of automation.
Matthew Lewis
CommonEdits Creates Digital Library to Protect Artists’ Rights
by | Jun 27, 2016
Dallas startup CommonEdits wants to remove the legal wall remix musicians face with a drag-along license that gives credit to original artists
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Ask Mark Cuban a Question at SXSW

by | Mar 10, 2016
Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban live questions on Sunday, March 13, via Twitter during a question and answer session at SXSW.
Reasons to Visit Sabre at SXSW
by | Mar 4, 2016
Every year, Team Sabre amps up some food for thought for SXSW sessions, but this will be our first time making a trade show presence this big.
Why Every Dallas Startup Should be at SXSW
by | Feb 26, 2016
SXSW (South by Southwest) is the one annual event that combines technology, music, film, startups and epic meetups right in the heart of emerging tech capital, Austin. Over the last few years, Dallas has been getting attention on the national startup scene more than ever before — which makes attending SXSW an absolute must. Here’s what we think every entrepreneurial-minded attendee should have on his or her agenda during SXSW.
Tim DeLaughter, frontman of Polyphonic Spree, performs while Reel FX captures the concert for a live-action Virtual Reality experience.
Reel FX and Polyphonic Spree Present: A Live-Action Virtual Reality Concert
by | Jan 29, 2016
Reel FX and Polyphonic Spree teamed up to test the company’s abilities to film virtual reality.