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

North Texas companies make Newsweek's list of Most Loved Workplaces; Tech Titans releases 2021 list of fastest-growing North Texas companies; winners of the VWEC pitch competition are announced; Irving ISD honored with national family literacy award; and more stories from around the region. Plus, you’ll find our top 10 most popular stories.
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These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

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

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.

Friday, October 22

“I told them who I was and what I wanted to do.

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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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DI People: Avocados From Mexico, TMGcore, Dallas Capital Bank, Nexstar Media, and More Make Moves
by | Oct 22, 2021
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mohr Capital, OneDay, Darling Ingredients, Argano, Stream Realty Partners, Paladin Partners Commercial Real Estate Services, and Global Integrity Finance.
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Alphabet Startup and Walgreens Drone Delivery Service Takes Wing in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | Oct 20, 2021
Little Elm are the first cities to get the service from Wing, a sister company of Google, and Walgreens. Retail locations will host a small fleet of drones ready for on-demand air deliveries that bring essential items straight to your door. Frisco and

Plus: Wing is collaborating with Dallas real estate company Hillwood on a separate, first-of-its-kind drone delivery facility at Frisco Station to explore new use cases and host community demonstrations, school field trips, and public tours.
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Dallas Nonprofit Launches ‘Camp Connections Respite’ for Caregivers of Kids and Teens with Disabilities
by | Oct 20, 2021
There are 46,000 special education students in DISD schools alone, says Ability Connection's president and CEO. The "camps"—offered every other Friday evening and every other Saturday afternoon—allow caregivers to take a much-needed break while their children enjoy enriching and engaging activities.
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Dallas Fintech Names Industry Heavyweights to Advisory Board After Oversubscribed $3.5M Seed Round
by | Oct 20, 2021
Dallas VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke are innovating debt capital delivery at CollateralEdge.

It's a mission: The founders want to reduce the barriers for businesses to access lower-cost bank financing. By partnering with the banks, the founders can solve problems for all stakeholders with their tech solution that's backed by high-powered capital partners.
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Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 5
by | Oct 20, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Beauty Systems Group's medium for allocating sales commissions, Finch electronics' large vehicle signaling system, Orora Visual TX's apparatus for providing durable plant tags for horticultural organization, Aeris Communications' pair-the-plan system for devices, Avrio Genetics' chemosensory disorder trigger and management system, KidKraft's accordian-fold play structure with easy-up assembly device, and Trustie's methods for determining credibility at scale.
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