To the Lake and On the Water: Fetii Partners With GetMyBoat in DFW and Austin

Calling itself “the Uber for large groups," Austin-based Fetii expanded to Dallas-Fort Worth late last year. Already popular at universities across North Texas, the 15-passenger ride-sharing service has now teamed up with San Francisco-based GetMyBoat to make partying on the water a breeze. Fetii CEO Matthew Iommi tells Dallas Innovates why the waves beckoned—and how he's planning for national expansion.
TCU Mural in L.A. Celebrates ‘NCIS’ Writer Alum’s Inspiring Life Story
by | Feb 10, 2023
Katherine Beattie, a 2008 graduate of Fort Worth's Texas Christian University, has lived a life story worth telling. Now TCU has helped celebrate it with a huge mural in Los Angeles—one of a series of murals nationwide highlight alumni who are "leading on" in extraordinary ways. Beattie has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, a condition that makes walking extremely difficult and led to her need for a wheelchair. But that hasn't slowed down her career as co-executive producer of CBS' "NCIS" and her achievement of being the first woman on earth to land a backflip in a wheelchair.
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Valor Hires Two Female Executives with TCU Athletics Backgrounds
by | Jan 13, 2023

Fort Worth-based specialty asset management and accounting-based software solutions company Valor has hired two female executives with ties to Texas Christian University athletics.

Hanna Howard, a former associate head coach for the TCU Women’s Basketball team, will serve as Valor’s chief of staff....

The Last Word: Hypnotoad Creator Eric Kaplan on TCU’s Viral Mascot
Millions are mystified by how the unranked TCU Horned Frogs have made it all the way to tonight's College Football Playoff National Football Championship game against the No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. But ask many TCU fans and they'll say the answer is obvious: Hypnotoad. 

The Last Word: TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. on Ringing the NYSE Closing Bell Today

TCU's 150th anniversary kicks off January 23, 2023, but the university isn't waiting to ring out in celebration. Today Boschini—joined by Neeley School of Business Dean Daniel Pullin, and other TCU leaders, students, and alumni—rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Sound Check: TCU Auditory Perception Lab Gets GRAMMY Museum Grant
by | Jun 30, 2022
The Centanni Lab at TCU has received a $10,000 grant from the GRAMMY Museum for a study exploring connections between musical instruction and brain improvements that might help with dyslexia. "We've found in the last few years that there may be some overlap here—a really interesting way of using our knowledge about musical training to learn some more about what's happening in the brain in individuals that have dyslexia," Dr. Tracy Centanni told Dallas Innovates.
DI People: Jacobs, DRC, Dallas College, Megatel, JLL, ENO8, and More Make Moves
by | Mar 4, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from XpressDocs, Alternative Biomedical Solutions, Ventra Health, VAZATA, Medecision, Firehouse, Six Flags, TCU, nDivision, and Gamestop.

Plus, The Real Estate Council unveils its 2022 board and executive committee.
TCU Neeley School of Business Wins Major GCEC Award for Third Straight Year
by | Oct 25, 2021
The TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation received top honors at last week's Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Awards for best entrepreneurship programs—becoming the first university to receive a major GCEC award three years in a row.

Dialexa’s Mentorship Program Provides Innovative Experiences for Students During Pandemic

by | Jul 28, 2020
Dialexa EDU helps college students hoping to gain experience with problem solving and product design, while connecting them to the Dallas-Fort Worth technology and engineering community.
A New Fort Worth Startup Uses Tech to Monitor Law Enforcement Animals’ Health
by | Jun 18, 2020
Animal Cloud Connectivity, launched in April, has signed a software licensing agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to repurpose a platform used by military field medics.
TCU MBAs Win the ‘World’s Largest Venture Capital Competition’
by | Feb 12, 2020
The team, supported by the Cowtown Angels Fellows Program at TCU’s Neely Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, won the regional competition and will now advance to the global finals.
DFW Universities Rank Among Nation’s Top Online Educational Programs
by | Jan 31, 2020
North Texas universities ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's top 100 online educational programs in multiple categories.
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Discovery: UTSW Teams Up on Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough; TCU Prof’s Book Examines Birth Control’s Effects on Women

by | Nov 1, 2019
Also in this weekly roundup of research and development news, you’ll find out how $500,000 in grants is helping a UTA research team study bridges’ effects on stream ecology and safety during floods.
DI People: TCU’s Neeley School of Business, CBRE, AMN Healthcare Make Leadership Moves
by | Apr 16, 2019
You’ll also find news from Alacura Medical Transportation Management, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, First Financial Bank, Match Group, U.S. Concrete, and Associa in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.
3 DFW Universities will Vie for $100K in TCU’s Values and Ventures Competition
by | Apr 3, 2019
Teams from 56 universities from around the globe will pitch conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while solving a problem.
Noted Ballerina Debra Austin to Visit TCU for 5-Day Residency
by | Mar 15, 2019
The renowned dancer will lead students, faculty, and community members through a curated program of master classes, community events, and a special free Q&A.