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McKinney Auto Enthusiast App Autix Wins Capital One Pitch Competition at Dallas Startup Week

by | Aug 15, 2022
The last day of Dallas Startup Week offered a competitive edge—the Capital One Accelerator Pitch Competition. Eight startups from across the U.S. who'd completed the accelerator program took part. The big winner: Autix, which won the CodeLaunch DFW pitch competition just last November. Taking second place was California-based nonprofit-branded credit card startup Higher Rewards, while the Crowd Favorite prize went to Atlanta's Simple Money Academy.
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THE LAST WORD on Dallas Innovates. Find "who said what" in our collection of quotes on Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation.
Every Last Word: Quotes About All Things North Texas
Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including Toyota's Trey Spyropoulos; DS+R's Elizabeth Diller; Wired's Steven Levy; Mark Cuban on the metaverse; John Goff of Goff Capital; SMU's Dr. Simon Mak; CITI apprentice Rasheda Walker; McKissack and McKissack's Deryl McKissack; Articulation Art's Lesli Marshall; and more.
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Gallery: Scenes From Digital Fight Club 2022
Hundreds packed the Granada theater to watch the gloves-off "fights" to cap off Dallas Startup Week. Tech types duked it out verbally amid cheering, hooting, and generally raucous reactions from the audience.

Check out what you missed—or relive it here.
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DI People: JCPenney, Sabre, Toyota Connected, Magellan Health, Sonrava, and Dallas Next Make Moves
by | Aug 12, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UNT Dallas, 49 Financial, Daseke, Rogers Healy Commercial, CrossFirst Bank, and more.
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Follow the Money: Fort Worth Automation Products Company Expands Mexico Footprint with $275M Acquisition and More North Texas Deal News

by | Aug 12, 2022
Plus: Dallas Startup Lands Top Prize at Pitch Competition, EV Charger Maker Acquires Charging Installation Company, Business Management Solutions Scoops Up Two Companies, Ingredient Manufacturer Acquired by European Investment Firm, BenefitMall Acquired by Truist Financial Corporation Subsidiary
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Reminder Calendar
Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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Opportunities for North Texas Innovators
Check out this curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and impact innovators in North Texas.

You'll find deadlines coming up for the AccelerateHER Incubator Program; Future of Data Challenge; Lone Star Film Festival; Better Cities for Pets Grants, Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Grants; Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Empowerment Day; and many more opportunities.
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The Last Word: Wired’s Steven Levy on How Tech Is Changing Us, and Why There’s No Stopping Innovation
Levy has been writing about technology for more than 30 years. A founding writer at Wired, he's widely considered to be the premier tech journalist in the U.S. He’s covered the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. Today, as a keynote speaker on the closing day of Dallas Startup Week, he took stock of how we got here—and what's next. 
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