Taylor Shead

Dallas’ Taylor Shead Wins Global Competition at U.N. AI for Good Summit in Geneva

by | Jun 12, 2024
At the U.N.'s recent AI for Good summit in Geneva, Day One was capped by a pitch competition featuring four startups from around the world, including Dallas-based Stemuli, a generative metaverse gaming platform that's "reimagining learning." Its founder and CEO Taylor Shead won the pitch—and now she's back home with other big goals in mind.
Stemuli’s Taylor Shead Wins Pitch at U.N.‑Sponsored ‘AI for Good’ Competition
by | Apr 19, 2024
Dallas-based Stemuli's Founder and CEO Taylor Shead will now represent North America at the Innovation Factory World Competition in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 30. She also snagged a $200,000 prize package for her startup—a generative gaming platform that redefines continuous learning through immersive experiences and personalized pathways.
With SMU Conference, GSV Founder Looks to Make Dallas the Hub of the Global ‘Mission Movement’
by | May 5, 2023
Global Silicon Valley’s Michael Moe is teaming up with Hoque Global CEO Mike Hoque on the inaugural SMU+GSV Mission Summit in May. GSV recently moved its headquarters from Northern California to downtown Dallas' historic Adolphus building.
Dallas Edtech Startup Stemuli Announces Double Merger With Infinity.careers and Oppti
by | Apr 26, 2023
Stemuli Founder and CEO Taylor Shead met two Los Angeles-area founders while participating in Jobs for the Future's Entrepreneur in Residence incubator. The three founders connected so strongly, they've now merged their companies with a shared goal of "providing career navigation tools to empower students with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century economy."

Leading the Way: The Education Innovators of the 2023 Future 50 in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | Mar 16, 2023

Meet the education innovators who are driving change in their communities and beyond. These forward-thinking individuals are among the Future 50 in Dallas-Fort Worth, our editors’ picks of trailblazers who are shaping the future in their industries.

From improving the learning experience with gamification to addressing high rates of principal turnover, these education innovators are disrupting the status quo with their groundbreaking solutions....

Digital Fight Club Is Coming Back IRL to the Granada for Dallas Startup Week
by | Jul 22, 2022
A night of tech founder battles, raucous crowd roars, and BS-calling corporate refs will hit the Granada Theater on August 11. That's when Digital Fight Club returns to its in-person, party-fueled finest during Dallas Startup Week 2022. Ten top local tech leaders will go 1-on-1, fighting with their wits on five disruptive tech topics. "We plan on breaking molds again," says Michael Pratt, the event's founder and host.
Dallas Startup Lands Funding to Expand Its ‘Educational Metaverse’ Nationally
by | May 17, 2022
Dallas-based STEMuli was founded by CEO Taylor Shead to create a gamified 'metaverse' where kids can earn tokens and have fun while they learn. Piloted since last summer at Dallas Hybrid Prep, it's given both remote and in-class learning an avatar-packed boost. Now, with a new $3.25 million seed funding round, STEMuli aims to expand its metaverse platform in schools nationally.
Dallas Education Foundation Created an ‘Educational Metaverse’ for DISD. It’s a Finalist for a $1M STOP Award
by | Dec 7, 2021
The Dallas Education Foundation is being recognized for driving the creation of an “educational metaverse” for DISD. Developed by Dallas-based STEMuli Technology, the metaverse is currently being piloted at Dallas Hybrid Prep, the district’s first permanently hybrid school. The STOP Awards, funded by Philadelphia benefactor Janine Yass, will provide a total of $3.5 million in prizes for exceptional educational responses during the COVID pandemic.