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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022

by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 300 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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Follow the Money: ParkHub Acquires Parking Software Startup, UpSmith Raises $3.3M, Maverick Bancshares Seeks $17M for new Fort Worth Bank, and More
by | Oct 28, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Taysha Gene Therapies landing a $50M investment; music tech startup MAX’s Series B raise; Dallas Venture Capital’s latest investment; Tyler Technologies’ $68M acquisition of Rapid Financial Solutions; NaturalShrimp hitting the Nasdaq Capital Market; and more.
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The Last Word: Wired’s Steven Levy on How Tech Is Changing Us, and Why There’s No Stopping Innovation
Levy has been writing about technology for more than 30 years. A founding writer at Wired, he's widely considered to be the premier tech journalist in the U.S. He’s covered the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. Today, as a keynote speaker on the closing day of Dallas Startup Week, he took stock of how we got here—and what's next. 
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Frisco EDC’s First Director of Innovation Will Focus on Startups, Tech, and Venture Capital
by | Mar 25, 2022
Entrepreneur Jasmin Brand will take on the newly created role. The goal? To make Frisco a “major national hub” for venture capital and innovation.
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‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA

by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
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Frisco-Based Transplace Acquired by Uber Freight in $2.25B Deal
by | Jul 22, 2021
With the deal, San Francisco-based Uber Freight aims to create "one of the leading logistics technology platforms." The combined services—Uber Freight’s network of carriers and Transplace’s shipper technology and operational solutions—make for a fully scaled logistics platform.
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Meet the Young Dallasite Who Wants to Fulfill the ‘Long Forgotten Promise of Intercity Travel’
by | May 17, 2021
22-year-old Dallas native Kush Singh launched Hitch at UT Austin to provide an affordable rideshare in the 50-350 mile range. Now, Hitch looks to expand beyond Texas and become a national household name post-pandemic.
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Match Group Names Former Uber Exec to Its New Role: Head of Safety And Social Advocacy
by | Oct 1, 2020
Tracey Breeden joins Match Group after serving as the head of women's safety and gender-based violence operations at Uber. She brings a breadth of knowledge to the new role—Breeden has worked with more than 200 women's safety groups and advocacy organizations.
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Uber Starts its Hiring Process in Dallas

by | Jan 21, 2020
Uber has laid out its plan for the 3,000 jobs it's bringing to The Epic in Deep Ellum. Here's how to potentially get hired, what to expect with the Uber Dallas hub, and what Uber plans to offer the workforce here.
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Uber Groundbreaking: Five Local Nonprofits Were Chosen for Uber’s New Community Impact Initiative
by | Nov 1, 2019
At Uber's planned hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, the rideshare company announced its 12-city Community Impact initiative. With the launch, grants will be given to the Human Rights initiative of North Texas, the Jubilee Park & Community Center, Empowering the Masses, Paul Quinn College, and The Family Place.
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The Future of Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicles in Dallas
by | Oct 9, 2019
Uber's Advanced Technologies Group CEO spoke at a town hall event to give a glimpse of what self-driving tech in Dallas might look like. Hint: The vehicles will be better, safer, cheaper, and the key to unlocking all kinds of new things.
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Deep Ellum Among Top 20 ‘Cool Streets’ in North America, New Report Says
by | Oct 8, 2019
Deep Ellum’s ‘gritty, authentic feel’ lures everyone from small retailers to giant tech firms like Uber.
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High-Flying Connectivity: AT&T Partners With Uber to Put 5G in Air Taxis

by | Jun 11, 2019
The newly announced collaboration intends to boost Uber’s plans to get a commercial rideshare service in the sky by 2023.
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View from the Scooter: Uber Brings ‘Ride Pass’ to Dallas, SMU Tests Scooters on Campus
by | Mar 28, 2019
You'll also find doctors urging scooter safety, and 'Birdeo + Limet,' a classic tale of romance, rivalry, and, yes, scooters.
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Dallas-based Ridesharing Startup Alto Raises $13M, Plans to Launch Next Month
by | Oct 16, 2018
A hybrid of other rideshare apps and traditional black car services, Alto is based on a monthly membership fee with individual booking fees per ride.
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Workforce of the Future: How Companies Should Handle ‘Onboarding’ in the Gig Economy
by | Sep 27, 2018
As companies within the gig economy such as Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft continue to expand, Brian Sullivan and Katherine Vatalaro believe that companies should focus on the onboarding process.
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