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

Solo Brands moves HQ from Southlake to Grapevine; tech-related leases take up 38% of Q4 activity in DFW; JPMorgan Chase gets a new Dallas office; and more news from North Texas.
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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.

Tuesday, November 23

“We are just getting started.”

Gust Kepler
CEO
Blackboxstocks
…on his company’s momentum two weeks after closing its IPO....

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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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Rising Above the Obstacles
Despite challenges, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) are propelling a new era of aviation.
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ArganoKeste, Salesforce Launch ‘Mobile Pantry’ to Combat Dallas’ Food Insecurity

by | Nov 23, 2021
The tech services firm is further stepping into the social impact space with a new app built for Crossroads Community Services, a local organization that provides nutritious food to its low-income families and individuals.

ArganoKeste is part of a Plano-headquartered tech company formed by a combination of three firms in May, including two in North Texas. Plano-based Keste and Arlington-based interRel combined with global firm United Virtualities.
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High-Tech High Heels North Texas has partnered will get a $500K grant from Toyota's US foundation.
Toyota Grants $500K to High‑Tech High Heels for STEM Pipeline Program
by | Nov 23, 2021
The North Texas nonprofit will receive a half-million dollars from the Toyota USA Foundation to help increase the number of girls entering into a college-level STEM degree program.
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The Village Giving Circle Grants $260K to 16 Orgs Supporting the Black Community
by | Nov 23, 2021
The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women's Foundation funds organizations and initiatives that positively impact the Black community in North Texas.
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‘Gaming’s Biggest Night’: Plano‑Based Cinemark Will Screen The Game Awards Live December 9
by | Nov 23, 2021
The 8th annual Game Awards—called "the Oscars for the gaming world" by the New York Times, with over 83 million livestreams in 2020—will be shown live at select Cinemark theaters across the U.S. along with an advance screening of "The King's Man," an origin story for Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsmen" film series.
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I-35 Deck Park by Dallas Zoo Will Have Major Wow Factor—and a Driving Mission

by | Nov 22, 2021
"It's not an idea—it's happening," says April Allen, president of the Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation. 

Southern Gateway Park will be an engineering marvel over I-35E, with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
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