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JSOM Entrepreneurship Program Leads Enterprising Student to New Career Path


Had he not plugged into the innovation and entrepreneurship program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, software engineering senior Brian Hoang would likely be headed for a programming career after graduation on May 15.

How One Dallas Company is Changing the Game with Foot-Operated Controller Patent


HoboLoco’s name is a mashup of “hoverboard” and “locomotion.” The startup combines both of these concepts to create its own unique gaming experience.

For Emily Chrastka BS’16, Creating Eco-friendly Flowers is a Science


UT Dallas Development and Alumni Relations: As a neuroscience student at UT Dallas, Emily Chrastka BS’16 was focused on one thing — earning her degree.

Marketing Student Turns Strawberry Beauty Hack Into Hot-Selling Serum

In less than two years, marketing major Varika Pinnam turned her sweet-smelling beauty hack into a fast-selling facial serum.

Earth Day Conference Drills Into Energy Entrepreneurship


The University of Texas at Dallas kicked off its annual Earth Week festivities with several events on Earth Day, April 22. Prominent among these was the Earth Entrepreneurship Forum, during which speakers discussed the past, present and future of the energy sector.


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.

Second Annual EmTech Summit Scores High Marks with Gaming Aficionados


Mark Candella is on a mission to make esports a mainstream industry and to empower its participants. Known as Garvey in the gaming community, he visited Dallas April 2 to deliver the keynote presentation at the second annual Emerging Technologies — EmTech — Summit.

‘Dallas Has Been Made for Esports’: How Startups Can Grab a Spot in the Gaming Industry


North Texas startups have the opportunity to take place in an emerging industry, experts say. Here’s what founders need to know about finding funding and the future of esports.

Cannabis Entrepreneur Plants Business Ideas Among UT Dallas Students


A recent UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship event demonstrated the institute’s commitment to enabling the next generation of new ventures by presenting a topic of burgeoning, yet unconventional, interest — the surging market in growing and selling cannabis.

Institute’s New Partnerships Widen the Way for University Entrepreneurs


Students at The University of Texas at Dallas with a desire to be entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to engage mentors, access workspaces and accelerate the launch of their products, thanks to new partnerships with two startup accelerator programs and a technology think tank.

Michael Peticolas Is the William Wallace of Beer


With a free heart and the courage to follow it, he fought the city to permit the first breweries in modern-day Dallas. Now he’s taking the fight to the Supreme Court.

Meet the Innovators: Lucas Rodriguez, CerSci Therapeutics


CerSci’s focus is on alleviating human suffering and rescuing society from the ongoing opioid crisis via a pain drug that does not affect the central nervous system.

‘Esports and the New Gaming Economy’: UTD to Present Emerging Technologies Summit at Dallas Startup Week


The gaming industry contributes over $260 billion to the U.S. economy, according to statistics provided by the University of Texas at Dallas. Globally, the esports audience will reach 380 million this year. And, by 2021, esports is projected to have more viewers than every professional league (besides the NFL).

UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces 2nd Annual EmTech Summit in Partnership with Dallas Startup Week, April 2

The UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship today announced it will host its 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies (EmTech) Summit on April 2, in downtown Dallas, in partnership with Dallas Startup Week.

UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Capital Factory Partner to Accelerate Student-Led Ventures to Market


The UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship today announced it has launched a partnership with Capital Factory, one of the most active early-stage tech investors in Texas, to accelerate to market the products and services of ventures founded by UT Dallas students.

Global blockchain group partners with local school in a first for a U.S. university


In a move that distinguishes itself from its U.S. peers, this local university nabbed a relationship with a global blockchain group that brings some heft.

Reading Peace in the Leaves


UT Dallas Magazine: Alumnus Hopes His Business Gives Veterans and Post-Conflict Countries a Better Future

UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces New Partnership with the Blockchain Research Institute


The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Dallas has announced a new partnership with the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), a global independent think tank working to identify the strategic implications and opportunities of blockchain for business, government and society.

Q+A: Bryan Chambers on Becoming Capital Factory’s Senior Leader in Dallas


This month, the Dallas venture investor and adviser joined Capital Factory as the Vice President of Accelerator and Investment Fund, where he will manage a team across the state in line with the Texas Startup Manifesto

Jindal School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Creator and Crusader Retires


After more than 17 years of “visionary” service, Dr. Joseph C. Picken retired in December from the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

ReMode’s Debut Year Brings Together Over 1,000 Attendees: Celebrates Leaders in Sustainability and Innovation With Inaugural ReMode Fashion Awards


ReMode’s inaugural edition brought together over 1,000 participants, both days, representing all sectors of the fashion industry including thought leaders, top brands, retailers, technology providers, finance partners, and NGOs.