The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in September

Take a look back on the stories that grabbed our readers' attention last month.

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrap up September, we reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. From an inaugural conference (Venture Dallas) to new growth (Fort Worth’s Near Southside) to events coming to town (48in48), our most popular stories certainly highlighted what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Here’s a roundup of our top 10 most-read stories on for the month of September.

10. ‘A Collaborative Village’: Artists, Makers, and Entrepreneurs Embrace Creative Collisions as Tyler Station Hits 100%

The mixed-use creative development in Oak Cliff was the brainchild of new urbanist pioneer Monte Anderson. As one tenant puts it: “I don’t know of anything like it in Dallas or really any other city.”

[Photo: Dana McCurdy]

9. ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Dallas Innovates, Every Day: Here’s your mix of business, culture, and technology in North Texas.

[Illustration: BradCalkins/istockphoto]

8. An Event is Coming to Dallas Where Volunteers Build Websites for 48 Nonprofits in 48 Hours

48in48 is kicking off its support for DFW nonprofits tomorrow, but there’s still time to apply to the main event happening next month.

[Photo: Courtesy 48in48]

7. Sherwin-Williams is Searching for a New Global HQ and R&D Location. Dallas-Fort Worth Might be a Contender

The company could leave Cleveland as it explores options to accelerate productivity and efficiency, enhance technology and innovation, enable greater collaboration, and support recruitment and retention.

[Image: Michael Samples]

6. How a First-Year Venture Conference Opened Investors’ Eyes About DFW’s High-Growth Companies

Venture Dallas’ presentations showed where opportunities are, who is going after them, and how the area can work together to give moonshots better chances of landing. The curated crowd included investors from some 15 states.

[Photo: Courtesy Venture Dallas]

5. A Look at the Industries Dallas-Fort Worth May Dominate Down the Road

Entrepreneurs and investors at the Venture Dallas conference this week painted pictures of four fields with which this region may be synonymous one day. Video games are involved.

[Image: Michael Samples]

4. JLL Report: Fort Worth’s Near Southside Primed to Become Innovative Economic Force

City leaders are targeting the 1,400-acre area as a Medical Innovation District with a new JLL report showing just how much Near Southside has grown—and its potential for the future.

near Southside

[Photo: Courtesy Fort Worth Economic Development Department]

3. Venture Dallas: Inaugural Tech Summit Will Highlight North Texas as an Investment Catalyst

Hear from the nine members of Venture Dallas’ host committee on why the investment-focused event matters in North Texas and beyond.

venture dallas

[Photo: Michael Samples]

2. Liberty Mutual and City of Plano Contribute $1M Each for New Accessible Playground

Liberty Playground, a two-acre space within Plano’s new Windhaven Meadows Park, intends to be an inclusive place for children of all abilities.

[Image: Cooper Neill/Getty Images]

1. (Everyone’s Favorite) Science Guy Bill Nye and Futurist Entrepreneur Ben Lamm on Space, Tech, and Opportunity

“You’re going to see more and more software players enter space,” Hypergiant CEO Lamm said at Venture Dallas. Here are top takeaways from two big thinkers who have their heads way beyond the clouds.

[Photo: Dallas Innovates]

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