Time Warner Cable has been working on improving its services in Dallas/Fort Worth and just recently finished its rollout of Internet upgrades. Check out what the company has invested in the region and what that means for you. Also, 100 of the fastest-growing, private companies in North Texas will be honored at the Dallas 100. Speaking of entrepreneurship, the Addison Treehouse recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. See what strides it has made in its first year. Also, read about a new coding accelerator that has moved into Dallas and find out which startups will be pitching at this week’s Dallas New Tech event.
Time Warner Cable has completed the rollout of faster Internet speeds to Dallas-Fort Worth. The company invested $60 million in the area to deliver download speeds of up to 300 megabits per second. The rollout included a 100 percent digital lineup, with more than 20,000 On Demand choices, the activation of nearly 8,000 TWC Wi-Fi Hotspots, and an enhanced DVR, which lets customers record up to six programs simultaneously.
The Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship and Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business will celebrate the top 100 fastest-growing, privately held companies in North Texas on Wednesday. Last year, the top company was Argent Associates, a supply chain and technology services business run by CEO Betty Manetta. The event will reveal the rankings of the top 100 companies at the Omni Dallas Wednesday evening.
The Addison Treehouse recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Treehouse, an extension of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, has attracted more than 6,000 visitors, hosted more than 300 mentor hours and put together more than 200 events. It is also home to the Collide Village accelerator, which announced its second class in September. The Addison Treehouse is a joint project created by the DEC and the Addison Economic Development Department, which offices out of the same building. Director Tara Vornkahl leads the Treehouse, which occupies a 14,800-square-foot space.
Coding Dojo is now in Dallas. The programming school has locations in Seattle, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. The Dallas location is its fourth. The school offers a 14-week long accelerator that includes instruction in MEAN, LAMP, Ruby on Rails, iOS/Swift and Python. Participants can choose which languages they would like to learn as part of the three-course program. The accelerator is accepting applications for its March 2016 class and is offering an early registration credit of $1,200 to applicants who submit their deposit before Feb. 15.
Dallas New Tech will host its monthly showcase at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. This month’s showcase includes six startups, two of which are part of the current Health Wildcatters Class. The companies are: Robokind, which developed humanoid robots that can teach and engage with children; Chalkbucket Labs, which helps gyms with operations, marketing and memberships; Pulsepet, which created The GoBone, an interactive playmate for dogs; Noninvasix, which aims to provide a safer and accurate noninvasive monitoring of a fetus during labor and delivery; Calcuquote, which aims to improve speed and accuracy of a printed circuit board assembly quote; and Vidas Sanas, a Latino welfare platform that delivers bilingual health and lifestyle education. Vidas Sanas and Noninvasix are currently part of Health Wildcatters.
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