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Lighting Up a Growing Bond: The Indian American Impact on Business in North Texas and Beyond

When the lights of downtown Dallas switch on tonight, you'll see more than the tricolor hues of India's flag. On the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence Day, you'll also be seeing the glow of success from 220,000 Indian Americans who've made North Texas their home. A new report from the Indian American CEO Council shows the positive impact they've made on our economy, our jobs, and our communities.

Co-Chairs Sanjiv Yajnik and Arun Agarwal started the IACEO in 2018 after accompanying Governor Abbott on a trade mission to India. "The governor realized the power of India, and India realized the power of Texas. We could make a difference."
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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: Toyota’s Trey Spyropoulos on the SWARM Connected Mobility Hackathon
Over 400 Toyota software and hardware engineers from around the world gathered at the company's Plano campus last month for the SWARM Connected Mobility Hackathon—a 36-hour companywide “concept-to-creation” challenge. And seven UT Dallas students were along for the ride.
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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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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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Texas Lawyer Honors BAL Law Firm CTO With Legal Innovator Award
by | Aug 12, 2022
"Innovation means overcoming real-world challenges people are facing, then leveraging legal knowledge and technical skills synergistically to come up with practical solutions," says Chanille Juneau. Texas Lawyer also recognized the Richardson-based immigration law firm for its tech-forward legal practice and for one of its next-gen attorneys.
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The Last Word: Architect Elizabeth Diller on Bringing the DMA’s Cartier Exhibit to Life
The Dallas Museum of Art is the only museum in the U.S. to host the exhibit "Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity," on display through September 18. Islamic art was a major inspiration for Louis Cartier and the Maison Cartier in the early 20th century, resulting in astonishing, geometric jewelry creations. 
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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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