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

Fort Worth's Panther Island is closer to reality after $403M federal flood control funding announced; SMU gets $50M gift to help build new end zone complex in its football stadium; Oak Lawn is getting two new residential towers; Sylvan Thirty retail center in West Dallas is acquired by real estate fund; and more stories from North Texas. Plus, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

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Friday, January 21

“Hire people who can figure things out, not people who ‘know everything.'”

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Apply Now: Opportunities for Dallas Innovators
Browse our curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and social innovators.
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The Innovation Imperative
by | Jan 18, 2022
Lessons from high-growth companies.
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’58 Alum Gives SMU $50M Toward New End Zone Complex for Gerald J. Ford Stadium

by | Jan 21, 2022
The gift by Weber, a 1958 alum and former Mustang football player, is the largest in the history of the SMU Athletic Department. It launches a $100M facility drive to build the 192,500-SF complex—which will house a team auditorium, new locker rooms, a weight room, position-specific meeting rooms, and more.
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RevTech Ventures Competition Winner Eternal Fleur Hosts Weekend Pop-up at Neighborhood Goods
by | Jan 21, 2022
Amanda Wojtas and Sarah Zurell founded Eternal Fleur, a women-owned company focused on shaking up the floral and wedding industry with their sustainable floral arrangements. With Valentine's Day just ahead, 'tis the season.
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Freakonomics Radio Asks ‘Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?’
by | Jan 20, 2022
To find the answer, host Stephen Dubner flew to DFW to see why the region is so business-friendly, why the people are so friendly too, why cities to the north are growing like hotcakes, and why a Basquiat got on the wall of the Dallas Museum of Art. Oh, and he ate a Meat Potato at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. (Thumbs up.)
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Hedera Will Open-Source Its Hashgraph Code to ‘Capitalize on Growing Demand for Public DLT’
by | Jan 20, 2022
The Hedera Governing Council will buy the IP from Swirlds, a startup co-founded in 2015 by the inventor of the Hashgraph algorithm. Dallas mathematician and computer scientist Leemon Baird created the distributed ledger technology to outperform other protocols in power, security, and speed.  This could be a breakout moment.  
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