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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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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today
Dallas Regional Chamber named National Chamber of the Year; Better Balance brings vegan snacks to Frisco RoughRiders' ballpark; new NIL group will help SMU athletes get paid for appearances; Mavericks donate a new tech center to Ring of Hope Boxing Club; and more news from North Texas.

 Also, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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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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UT Arlington, Texas A&M Partner to Advance Aerospace Manufacturing in Texas
by | Aug 11, 2022
From Lockheed Martin to NASA to SpaceX, Texas is a hotbed of aerospace activity. Now UT Arlington and Texas A&M want to make that hotbed even hotter—by collaborating to advance the state's aerospace defense manufacturing community.
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The Last Word: SMU’s Dr. Simon Mak on Entrepreneurship as a Calling
Besides his role at the Caruth Institute, Dr. Mak is a professor of practice in the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics at the SMU Cox School of Business, and much more. The Cox School is ground zero of North Texas entrepreneurship this week, as the site of Dallas Startup Week.
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The Last Word: Rasheda Walker on NPower Texas’ Tech Fundamentals Program
A recent graduate of the NPower Texas Tech Fundamentals program, Walker is a testament to what the nonprofit's free 16-week training course can offer. Before joining the program, Walker was facing the most difficult period of her life. When she saw the organization at a veteran’s job fair, she grabbed the opportunity for its free training and the opportunities it could provide. She ended up getting not only tech instruction, but much-needed social support as well.
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