Ericsson is taking the next step as it works on developing 5G and the Internet of Things. The company was already testing 5G at its U.S. headquarters in Plano. See what it plans to do with its new partnership with LG Uplus. Also, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center is hosting a special event to empower minority entrepreneurs, and it’s coming up in a just a few days. And if you missed RevTech’s Pitch Day, we have you covered with some of the highlights.
Check out this week’s five things you should know:
- Ericsson has teamed up with LG Uplus in Seoul, South Korea, to collaborate on the development of 5G and the Internet of Things technologies. The agreement is initially set to run until 2020 and will cover four key areas: IoT infrastructure, software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, gobal content delivery networks and IoT-advanced technologies.
- The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will host Diversity Entrepreneur Day on Thursday to support, encourage, connect and empower minority entrepreneurs. The day, which begins at 8 a.m. at the DEC, will include speakers, education, training and resources. The event culminates with a fireside chat with Raaja Nemani, cofounder of Chicago-based Bucketfeet, a brand aimed at telling artist stories through its footwear.
- RevTech wrapped up its class of 2015 last week and is already reporting progress. The five teams have raised more than $2.5 million since the program began, which included The Citizenry’s $1 million raise led by Karlani Capital. Pnp Loyalty and Brierley+Partners announced a joint loyalty solution for mid-sized retail chains. URComped has garnered a network of 23 participating casinos and Eskalab of Colombia decided to open a permanent office in Addison.
- EasyEye, a 2014 Health Wildcatters graduate, has launched its first retail location. The kiosk, which allows consumers to diagnose and identify their lens strength, choose their frame and place the lenses in the frames, is located at the Galleria Dallas. The company has been developing and refining its system since 2012. The kiosk opened Sept. 15 and will stay open until Dec. 31.
- Women Who Code kicked off its new program that aims to give its members new skills in coding. This weekend, the nonprofit, which strives to inspire women to excel in technology careers, kicked off its Coding Skill Workshop featuring hands-on experience in Java, user interface development, frameworks, databases and web applications. The group has watched its membership rise 41 percent this year, bringing its membership to more than 500 people. The nonprofit hosts monthly meetups in downtown Dallas, Denton and North Dallas.
Danielle covers technology and startups for the Dallas Business Journal. Subscribe to our new TechFlash email newsletter.