Tarrant County

UNT Health Science Center Gets $2M from Tarrant County to Boost Emerging Tech Companies

by | Dec 14, 2022
The UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth has received a $2 million grant from Tarrant County to help emerging tech startups successfully apply for federal Small Business Innovation Research funding. "It’s about creating entrepreneurial excellence in Tarrant County,” says Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks. “This puts us at the forefront of innovation in bringing tech industries to Tarrant County as an economic development tool.”
Gamified Exercise, Medical Devices, and More: 10 Startups Bring Their Ideas to Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator
by | Sep 15, 2022
The inaugural Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator is kicking off with 10 startups who come from all over the map—from Dallas to cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. They'll be taking up residence in Fort Worth for an "intensive" 13-week mentorship program that makes each eligible for $120,000 in seed funding from the UNT Health Science Center and Goff Capital. “We believe that Fort Worth can become the physical health innovation capital of the world, and this is an incredible next step to making that vision a reality,” says Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, president of UNT HSC.
The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Techstars’ Fort Worth Program Puts Out Last Call for Applicants Ahead of Fall Accelerator
by | May 3, 2022
The Techstars Physical Health accelerator has an application deadline of May 11 for its 13-week program this fall, where 10 companies will be eligible to receive up to $120,000 in seed funding capital from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Goff Capital, in addition to mentorship and programming.

‘Aggieland North’: Texas A&M Plans New Research Campus in Downtown Fort Worth

by | Nov 10, 2021
Aggieland is headed to Fort Worth with what A&M's chancellor calls a "Texas-sized commitment." The proposed plan for the new urban campus includes the Texas A&M System Research and Innovation Center, the Education Alliance Building, and new law school.
Startups Are the Key to Fort Worth’s Economic Recovery, New HSC Report Shows
by | Nov 17, 2020
New research funded by HSC and released by Sparkyard shows that startups created 155,307 new jobs in Tarrant County from 2013 to 2018.
5 Ways UT Southwestern Medical Center Is Fighting COVID
by | Aug 4, 2020
Virus researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have amped up their lab and data work to fight and defeat COVID-19. Here are key takeaways from UTSW's Claire Aldridge, who herself has battled the virus and fully recovered.

United Way of Tarrant County is Accepting Applications for Social Innovation Contest KERNEL

by | Jul 2, 2018
The Fort Worth-area competition will award finalists with seed funding and resources to solve social problems in the community.
Startup Crawl
Get Plugged into Fort Worth’s Entrepreneurial Community in its First Startup Crawl
by | May 25, 2018
Startup Crawl FW will give attendees a look at coworking spaces, universities, entrepreneurial centers, and startups that are working to foster innovation in Fort Worth — all in one night.
business plan
Applications Open for Fort Worth Business Contest Awarding $50K in Cash, Services
by | May 9, 2018
The eighth annual competition will allow Tarrant County companies to present developing or pre-existing business plans. The deadline to apply is June 15.
Edwin Tatum
Former Pro Basketball Player Switches to Home Development
by | Dec 14, 2017
Through Detate Property Group, Edwin Tatum will build modern homes with an international flair.
Dallas Innovates Calendar 9/14/17

On Tap: Big Design Conference, DisruptHR Dallas & Rotorcraft Business + Technology Summit

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
Tarrant County Literacy Program Helps Visually Impaired Learners
by | Sep 6, 2017
The pilot program had 25 students this summer, but organizers hope it will expand to reach more of the 800 visually impaired students in Region 11.
Asthma 411
Children Can Breathe Easy with Asthma 411 Program
by | Mar 13, 2017
Tarrant County is expanding Asthma 411 program to provide schools with the proper training and equipment to reduce asthma-related health issues.
Could Health Care Be Key to Boosting Economy? Fort Worth Leaders Think So
by | Dec 15, 2016
Fort Worth leaders gathered Wednesday at Texas Christian University to discuss health care’s evolution in Tarrant County.