Posts Tagged ‘United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’

Steve Case at Rise of the Rest in Dallas: Investors Should Focus on Why it Will Work

Posted by Heather Noel

When Steve Case helped found internet startup America Online (AOL) in 1985, about 3 percent of people were using the internet.

“We talked about the idea of the internet connecting the world; nobody believed us,” Case told a group at …

In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way has been working in the social sphere for more than 125 years, but don’t call it “old.”

At least when talking about it in terms of “old power,” as outlined by authors Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, says …

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

How Large Corporations, Nonprofits Face Challenges of New Technologies

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Innovation has never come easy to large corporations, and airlines are perhaps the biggest poster children for resisting change.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines has more than 400 people working on improving its digital channels, so it’s not for want of

Business of Social: Bringing the Entrepreneurial Mindset into Nonprofits

Posted by Katie Kelton

Social impact took centerstage Tuesday morning at Dallas Startup Week as Dallas-based leaders gathered to talk about the role of social entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations.

Catherine Cuellar, right, makes a point while Cynthia Nevels looks on. [Photo by Katie Kelton]

Innovation Scorecard: Chamber Says DFW in ‘Position of Strength’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas favorably stacks up against cities across the U.S. and the globe in entrepreneurial spirit and innovation-readiness per a new “Innovation Scorecard” released by the Dallas Regional Chamber along with Accenture, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.

Innovative Texting Project Sends Tips to Parents and Caregivers on Their Phones

Posted by KERA

Space donated by an anonymous Dallas Innovates sponsor.Parents provide the first building blocks for their child’s success. But kids don’t come with an instruction manual.

The new Start Smart Texas literacy program enables parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — anyone who cares for a young child — …

My Possibilities, LaunchAbility Merge for Greater Impact

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major North Texas nonprofits that serve members of the disabled community have merged.

Plano-based My Possibilities and LaunchAbility announced that they merged effective Jan. 15 as a way to provide greater impact by combining resources. The nonprofits will now …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check DallasInnovates.com for upcoming dates for 2018.

Codelaunch

CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …