Dallas

Dallas

County seat of Dallas County, Texas, United States; fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States

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Kevin Cummings
July 9, 2020
AmericanInno
Covering North Texas' tech scene everyday gives us a unique view into the ecosystem, including stealthy startups and those that have been building traction for years. Now, we're announcing NTX Inno's 2020 Fire winners, which includes a list of 50 people and companies that are crushing it in North Texas. Normally, this would be celebrated in-person with a champagne toast, but these are not normal times. So please join us for a virtual celebration of the mover and shakers who are changing the region as a whole on August 20. By unveiling the 50 now and gathering everyone at the event, we allow for the community as a whole to celebrate those that are driving North Texas startup and tech scene forward. At the event, we'll announce the 10 people and companies, one from each category, that a panel of esteemed judges have selected as the Inno Blazer winners (AKA category winners). So, I'm sure you're asking, what's "on fire?" Based on nominations readers have sent in over the past few months,
July 8, 2020
WebWire
Bombardier Aviation announced today the recent appointment of Marc Rivest as General Manager of its award-winning Service Center in Dallas. A dedicated member of the Bombardier Aviation Customer Experience team for more than two decades, Marc has honed his leadership experience by holding multiple operational roles in Canada, the United States and abroad, making him ideally suited to lead Bombardier's world-class Service Center in Dallas. "I am extremely pleased to have Marc leading our...
Kevin Cummings
July 8, 2020
AmericanInno
Dallas is set to become a hub of autonomous trucking, as self-driving shipping startup TuSimple eyes the creation of a nationwide network. After hiring Morgan Stanley to help it raise $250 million, the San Diego-based startup announced its four-year plan to develop the network in partnership with logistic giants like UPS, Xpress Enterprises, Penske Truck Leasing and Berkshire Hathaway, which includes coast-to-coast shipping routes and terminal hubs to support the operation. "Our ultimate goal is to have a nationwide transportation network consisting of mapped routes connecting hundreds of terminals to enable efficient, low-cost long-haul autonomous freight operations," said Cheng Lu, president of TuSimple, in a prepared statement. "By launching the with our strategic partners, we will be able to quickly scale operations and expand autonomous shipping lanes to provide users access to autonomous capacity anywhere and 24/7 on-demand." TuSimple was launched in 2015. The company has raised
Kevin Cummings
July 7, 2020
AmericanInno
With protests still ongoing across the country, diversity and inclusion has been thrust to the forefront of many business leaders' minds. However, with a rapidly growing pandemic, hiring and onboarding new employees can be difficult in the new remote working normal. Since the beginning of the year, Dallas-based digital hiring platform OutMatch has been releasing new technology and is now seeing large upticks in business as more and more companies move to remote work in this new cultural environment. "We really help organizations make better hiring decisions and promote a better workplace," OutMatch Co-founder and chief strategy officer Imo Udom told NTX Inno. OutMatch Co-founder and chief strategy officer Imo Udom (Photo via LinkedIn). The company focuses on competency-based compatibility assessments, behavioral interviewing and online reference checking to help companies find and hire the right person for an open position. To help out during the pandemic, in March Outmatch began
Kevin Cummings
July 2, 2020
AmericanInno
With social distancing measures and lack of large festivals, the July 4th weekend is going to look a little different this year, especially with Gov. Greg Abbot's recent order to close bars across the state. However, a local startup is helping residents in the North Texas region get the party going at their backyard barbecues. To kick off the launch of its new alcohol delivery service, Dallas-based ride hailing startup Alto is offering free booze deliveries from a selection curated by local boutique wine and spirit seller La Cave. "It is summer and it is pool season, even if there's Covid, and what do people want more than fun summer cocktails fun summer drinks? People are having responsible, socially-distanced hangouts... we want to enable the fun we can while people are at home" Alex Halbarder, Alto's chief customer officer, told NTX Inno. "We've been a really customer-experience focused brand since the very beginning. We've always said that that we are first and foremost the safest,
Kevin Cummings
June 30, 2020
AmericanInno
The thin line of skin that separates the mechanics and bones that make up a human being connects people to the history of this country. It tells a small part of the story of who we are, but for some - without their choosing - it plays a defining role. "Race doesn't matter if you're privileged enough for race to not matter to you," Mandy Price, co-founder and CEO of Dallas-based diversity, equity and inclusion platform Kanarys, told NTX Inno. "It affects the way you have to navigate the world to make sure successful and family is successful. For some, that story looks like making sure to end an evening jog before the sun goes down. For another, that story is in being in a waiting room before a big meeting and wondering if his clothes look good enough to match a pitch that has to be the same. Others may not have even had that story because they were passed up for a job because of their name or the school they graduated from. Or maybe they never had, through economic and societal issues
Kevin Cummings
June 27, 2020
AmericanInno
While Austin tends to get a lot of recognition as the state's innovation centers, North Texas is gaining traction, with its own unicorn, well-known VC firms and startups that have made pitches on the national stage. And, for the first time, Dallas has landed a spot on innovation policy advisory and research firm Startup Genome's annual Top Global Ecosystems of Today and Tomorrow list. The report asked hundreds of founders around the world, while pulling data from Crunchbase, Pitchbook and the likes. Though it didn't make the top 30 cut, this year the organization expanded the list to 40, with Dallas tying for the No. 31 spot. "These ecosystems have identifiable gaps like connectedness, market reach, and knowledge that, if closed, along with focusing on strengths, can help catapult them into the top 30 startup ecosystems in the next few years," the report states Across the globe, startup ecosystems were ranked according to their market reach, talent, funding, connectedness, knowledge
Kevin Cummings
June 3, 2020
AmericanInno
While Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 of its stylists in California, the company plans to eventually hire up to 2,000, including in Dallas and Austin.
Kevin Cummings
June 10, 2020
AmericanInno
Beginning around 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) started looking at sources of new technology it had not traditionally explored - startups. And since then, public-private partnerships between military branches and tech startups have been growing. Riding off the success of its DoD-centric Defense Innovation program that has been building in Austin, Texas-focused incubator and accelerator Capital Factory is expanding that into its locations in Dallas and Houston. The program looks to help startups navigate the numerous departments and contract vehicles the DoD offers, as well as help founders make connections with government leaders and other businesses working in the defense industry. "If you go back, it used to be that the DoD would decide they want to solve this big technology problem. They would invest a whole bunch of money in it, do proof of concept and all those early-stage research discoveries... they would then turn it into products and technologies," Kevin Landtroop, VP of
Kevin Cummings
June 3, 2020
AmericanInno
Lockdown orders and social distancing have caused many to pause nonessential shopping, hitting retailers with declining revenue and forcing to some to lay off staff or even close their doors. The latest to be hit with layoffs is San Francisco-based Stitch Fix, the personal styling platform. And while the company is laying off 1,400 of its stylists, the company plans to eventually bring on even more with many coming to North Texas. "We have taken the very difficult decision to reduce the number of stylists in our styling team in California, as we invest in our other styling hubs across the US, and the innovations that will help evolve our experience in the future," said CEO Katrina Lake in a prepared statement. The Wall Street Journal broke the news of the layoffs, which make up about 18% of Stitch Fix's 8,000-member team - 5,000 of which are stylists. The company plans to continue the layoffs through September. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, all of the layoffs are of remote
Brent Wistrom
June 1, 2020
AmericanInno
The Riveter, a Seattle-based startup that launched a coworking space in Dallas and eight other cities, is closing down all of its coworking spaces, it announced in blog post. "During the course of this devastating pandemic, the safety and health of our employees and members have been our top priority," founder and CEO Amy Nelson wrote. "As these safety concerns and unforeseen circumstances continue, we've been forced to make the tremendously difficult decision to close our coworking operations." But The Riveter won't vanish entirely. It's shifting gears to focus on an online community that will feature online networking, mentoring and more. The women-oriented coworking and events organization launched in 2017, and it raised a $15 million Series A round. It expanded to Dallas, to the Uptown neighborhood, as part of its rapid national expansion in January 2019. It also had offices in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Portland -- in addition to its three locations in Seattle.
Kevin Cummings
May 27, 2020
AmericanInno
A new local relief fund is launching in Dallas, this one aimed specifically at helping minority- and women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs weather the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. With the help of the Communities Foundation of Texas and LiftFund, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) Network announced the new Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund to provide loans to local entrepreneurs and small businesses. It has already secured more than $1 million for the fund, with a goal of reaching $5 million. "We started seeing small businesses and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 that haven't been able to get the resources they need to survive, such as funding, mentorship and access to a breadth of organizations across the region that can help," said Trey Bowles, co-founder and executive chairman of the DEC Network, in a prepared statement. "We decided to focus the efforts... to provide these necessary resources in combination with funding to help businesses stay open or re
Taylor Hatmaker
May 21, 2020
TechCrunch
In a live-streamed town hall, Mark Zuckerberg gave an overview for what he expects in the near future as Facebook pursues accommodations to keep workers productive and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. The move comes as large tech companies reassess the viability of their iconic Silicon Valley campuses, now empty as the pandemic keeps most [...]
Brian Womack
May 13, 2020
AmericanInno
In the central part of the U.S., DFW took the No. 4 spot among other metros based on investments between 2010 and 2019, according to a new study.
Kevin Cummings
May 12, 2020
AmericanInno
When it comes to job postings in April, North Texas fared better than most, but that was largely because it lost fewer jobs than many other metros. According to a report by IT trade association CompTIA, which looked at data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Dallas moved into the No. 3 spot for tech job postings in April. That brings the city up from the No. 4 spot last month, putting Dallas behind only Washington, D.C., and New York City. Overall, Texas took the No. 2 spot in terms of IT job postings. "The data suggests tech job losses skewed more toward business services positions and not skilled tech personnel, which makes sense," said Tim Herbert, executive VP for research and market intelligence at CompTIA, in a prepared statement. However, where typically these reports show cities competing to attract talent, the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing tech companies to look for ways to retain employees. Overall, the U.S. lost nearly 112,000 tech jobs, the largest monthly decline
Kevin Cummings
May 4, 2020
AmericanInno
Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing some startups to take steps like layoffs, hiring freezes, furloughs and pay cuts, there were still a number of North Texas startups and tech companies making new hires. To help keep up with who is coming and going from the Metroplex, we've rounded up the top hires and departures in North Texas from February. Pro tip: You can read daily updates on hirings, departures, funding, M&A and VC activity in our newsletter The Beat. Now, let's get to it... Hires and Promotions Los Angeles-based infrastructure firm AECOM hired Dev Rastogi as its new VP and Dallas executive, where she will oversee AECOM's Dallas cities program, which addresses environmental and sustainable development, as well as focusing on North Texas clients in the transportation, water, energy, education and health care industries. Rastogi joins AECOM from her previous role as VP and transportation business group director at Houston-based consulting firm Lockwood, Andrews &
Kevin Cummings
May 8, 2020
AmericanInno
Over the course of a year, nearly 24,000 teams, 1 million primary, secondary and university students across the globe tinkered away at robotics designs, competing in regional and state tournaments to see whose bot could stack the most cubes or place the most objects in a bucket. The excitement grew as the competition narrowed into the lead-up to the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation's VEX Robotics World Championship. However, by then, the novel coronavirus had begun spreading, forcing teams to stay home. Dan Mantz, CEO at REC Foundation (Photo via REC Foundation). "Devastating is not too strong of a word," Dan Mantz, CEO at REC Foundation, told NTX Inno. "It really put us in a tough place because we knew how disappointed the students were going to be, how hard they worked. But at the end of the day, the health of the students and the health of the volunteers was most important so we knew we would need to cancel." However, like many businesses during the current
March 10, 2020
WebWire
Americans across the country will begin seeing invitations to participate in the upcoming Earth Day Climate Strikes as part of a nationwide public service ad campaign kicking off today. The ads, mounted on top of taxis and rideshare drivers' vehicles, are being provided by Firefly to the U.S. Youth Climate Strike Coalition at no cost. The ads, which will reach eight of the nation's top media markets when the strike launches on April 22nd, will reach a potential total of more than 19.4 mill...
February 12, 2020
WebWire
360 Towing Solutions, a Dallas-based towing solutions provider, aims to become a one-stop solution provider for all sorts of automobile towing services. The Dallas towing services company not only tows regular automobiles but also tows such heavy-duty vehicles as RVs, buses, trucks, limousines, trailers, and rigs among others., , , , To recruit the towing services a client needs to call 360 Towing Solutions on the toll-free helpline number given on the company's website and provide a detail...
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
January 28, 2020
Mail Online
Scientist used AI to map where nearly 13 million Americans will move once their coastal homes are under six-feet of water, with Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas as the top choices.
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