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These Dallas-based Combat Veterans Want to Change the Way Americans Look at Tea Culture

Brandon Friedman moved to Dallas last year with his wife, young son and a new mission: He is founder and CEO of Rakkasan Tea Company, which he runs from two small, stripped-down rooms at the back of an old brick building in Deep Ellum.


Q+A: Meet Local Startups Exhibiting at the EarthX Innovation Expo

From using AI and imaging processing to evaluate fruits and veggies to helping commercial real estate owners manage their solar assets, learn more about the energy technology startups that will be featured at EarthX through Sunday.

Robot Creator Builds Buzz for EmTech Summit

Dr. David Hanson, a 2007 UT Dallas PhD alumnus and founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, described “Bringing Robots to Life,” in a recent campus visit that served as warmup event for the upcoming Emerging Technologies Summit

Digital Thought Leader Don Tapscott to Headline the Emerging Technologies Summit

Emerging Technologies Summit is a two-day fintech, blockchain, and AI conference at UT Dallas featuring innovators from startups to large companies with digital thought leader Don Tapscott as keynote speaker.

Company Owned by Jindal School Alumnus Wins Startup Competition

A company founded and run by Jindal School alumnus Dr. Peter Baek has won the $33,000 grand prize in the Penfolds Max’s “Maximum Funding” startup competition.

Entrepreneur Looks to Redefine Industry While Giving Back

Entrepreneur and Naveen Jindal School of Management alumnus Oscar Yactayo knows the life of an entrepreneur includes long hours, evolving business plans and surrounding yourself with talent.

Creating a Drone Based Business Around STEM Education

OnPoynt was established in 2012, following the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Ron talks about OnPoynt Aerial Solutions, the rise of drone technology in STEM Education Programs and the challenge of serving the education market

The Cider Man: Joel Malone

Less than a year after opening his Dallas cidery, Joel Malone BS’08, MS’11, MBA’11 saw an opportunity for expansion.

Coding Student Prepares for Beta Launch of AI Degree-planning Software Startup

UT Dallas student James Griffin is applying the skills he’s learned at Blackstone LaunchPad for his startup RamifAI, a degree-planning software startup that uses artificial intelligence.

This App Lets Salons And Stylists Cut More Hair And Bigger Paychecks

ShearShare, which lets freelance stylists rent out unused salon space, sees an opportunity to help the beauty and grooming industry adapt to the gig economy.

ShearShare Snags Win in Capital Factory Diversity Challenge

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell won $100,000 in the Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge Tuesday evening, clearing the way for the McKinney startup to grow its team.

Innovative Healthcare Solutions: Getting From Bench to Bedside

In the first episode of 2018, Dr. Britt Berrett interviews Peter Baek, MD, CEO and founder of Vigilant Labels, a business that expedites required syringe labeling — to the patient’s advantage. Baek discusses the problem he faced as a practicing anesthesiologist and how he arrived at his innovative solution.

UTD students create app to find free food on campus, eyeing 100 schools

Like most college students, Abinav Kalidindi quickly caught on to one of the underrated perks of the experience: free food.

LaunchPad Director Wins Tech Titans Award for Seed Fund Efforts

It was always his dream class — a class he wishes he could have taken in college. A few years ago, Blackstone LaunchPad director Bryan Chambers set out to design a program at The University of Texas at Dallas that would teach the business of venture capital and entrepreneurial concepts and empower students to invest in technology startups.