Posts Tagged ‘UTD’

12th Annual “Big Idea Competition” Calls for UTD Student Creations

Posted by Blair Welch

UT Dallas’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is accepting applications for its 12th annual “Big Idea Competition” – North Texas’s largest university startup contest – through Oct. 1, 2018. 

The competition is available exclusively to undergraduate and graduate students at …

UTD Researchers Find Innovation Can Drive Sales

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

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What kind of customers do you have? More and more, customers are strategic shoppers, Metin Cakanyildirim, PhD, professor of operations management at The University of Texas at Dallas has found. Strategic customers may delay their purchase of an old version …

Local Startup Evangelist Named Addison TreeHouse Director

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has named North Texas startup evangelist Nancy Hong as the new director of the Addison TreeHouse.

The hire comes just a month after The DEC named Alyce Alston as its new CEO, replacing co-founder Trey …

Online Marketplace for Debt Collection Wins Seed Funding

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorAt any time, about $825 billion is due to small businesses across the United States. That’s equivalent to about 5 percent of the nation’s GDP.

Collbox cofounders Cameron Desautels and Matthew Darner say it’s really worse than it looks. Of …

Drone Kits Make STEM Lessons Fun & Get Students Learning

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorEveryone seems to have a different solution for invigorating STEM education for K-12 students. OnPoynt Aerial Solutions’ founders didn’t wait around for studies, however. The husband and wife team put together hands-on kits that allow students to open a box,

Narrowing the Gender Gap: North Texas Groups Empowering Girls in STEM

Posted by Isabella Couture

The popular phrase “breaking the glass ceiling” has brought awareness to the issue of gender inequality in the workplace, primarily with regard to upper mobility and pay. But, with stereotypes firmly in place, gender inequality also exists in terms of

Integrating Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship to Create World’s Most Intriguing Robot

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorIn today’s Shark Tank nation, where entrepreneurship has been popularized by the world of reality TV, having a PhD in arts and humanities might not seem like money (and time) well spent.

Think again.

Dallas native David F. Hanson, Jr. …

On Tap: US India Chamber Tech Conference, Array & NextUp Female Founders

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Discovery: Your Opinion of Your Memory Could Help You, Wearable Fitness Trackers May Aid Cancer Assessments

Posted by Lance Murray

AlZHEIMER’S: SELF-EVALUATION OF YOUR MEMORY MAY BE PREDICTIVE

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHow good is your memory? What you think may be important.

Researchers at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas have determined that subjective complaints about poor …

Nature Nate’s Honey to Support University Bee Research

Posted by Katie Kelton

Nature Nate’s Honey Co. is dedicated to saving the dying honey bee population. 

“We’re committed to serving the entire honey ecosystem, from beekeepers to global communities, beginning with the bees.”

Nathan Sheets

In order to cultivate research and education on …

Emerging Technologies Summit: Harnessing AI, Blockchain & IoT for Future Disruption

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The collision of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and Internet of Things is coming fast, where machines will know more about humanity than we’ve ever known, a decentralized ledger will accurately and quickly handle contracts and currency, and wearable devices and sensors

Q+A: Walmart Technology’s Carlos Riojas Talks Big Data, AI & Improving Operations

Posted by Dave Moore

Walmart is counting on a team of engineers in Plano to help associates at the world’s largest retailer operate its more than 5,000 stores more efficiently.

Carlos Riojas is a Waco native and Baylor University grad who runs the Walmart …

Discovery: Solving Century-old Mystery Helps Scientist Win Prize, Grant Targets Measuring UAV Group Performance

Posted by Lance Murray

UTSW RESEARCHER’S WORK SOLVES CENTURY-OLD MEDICAL MYSTERY

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchDr. Zhijian “James” Chen has been awarded the 2018 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for his discovery of an enzyme, which has significant impact on our body’s immune defense system.

The UT Southwestern …

UT Dallas EmTech Summit
Will Feature
World-recognized Innovators in
Blockchain, AI, FinTech

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorDave Copps’ influence on artificial intelligence is immeasurable. The founder and former CEO of Brainspace, as well as two companies before that, will talk about machine learning, intelligent analytics and digital investigations at The EmTech Summit.

The title …

On Tap: Changing Perspectives Block Party, EarthxFilm & Emerging Tech Summit

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Communities Foundation of Texas, UT Dallas to Host Food Insecurity Hackathon

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Communities Foundation of Texas has partnered with the University of Texas at Dallas for a Community Hackathon tackling food insecurity in Collin County.

The free event will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Blackstone Launchpad, …

UTD Class Teaches the Business Side of Brewery Startup

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorCraft brewing contributed $4.9 billion to the Texas economy last year, according to Richard Harrison, PhD, an associate professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. Harrison, a self-described craft beer enthusiast, got the idea for a college course …

Event to Spotlight Female Filmmaking & its History

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Female filmmakers will be the focus of an event this weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson. 

Women and the Movies They Make partners Dallas VideoFest along with Women in Film Dallas and WiFD’s Flicks by Chicks Film Festival. …

Digital Thought Leader Don Tapscott to Headline the Emerging Technologies Summit

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorDon Tapscott, the global leader in spotting digital innovation’s impact on huge segments of the worldwide economy — including finance and cryptocurrency — will headline the Emerging Technologies Summit at The University of Texas at Dallas. The summit will …

As Beta Launch Nears, Entrepreneur Has Nothing To Lose But Time

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorFor UTD senior James Griffin, the route to startup success is littered with nonstop workweeks, balancing his class schedule — and programming, programming, programming.

Griffin is working on a launch of RamifAI, an automated degree-planning software application, after experiencing firsthand …