A respected Texas businesswoman, Stacy Stine Cary is active in the Dallas community as an angel investor with interests spanning retail, energy, real estate, technology, and manufacturing. Stacy Cary mentors with Tech Wildcatters, a B2B accelerator that, along with its sister organization Health Wildcatters, plays a major role in spurring local entrepreneurial growth.
A recent article in The Dallas Morning News explores an expanding startup ecosystem that is placing North Texas in the same league as Miami, Boulder, and Austin as a hotbed for innovation. New developments include the launch of the Dallas Startup Week in 2015, which attracted more than 2,500 entrepreneurs and is expected to continue strong in 2016.
Another major milestone was the creation of a public-private program that will set in place integrated data and communications networks designed to transform Dallas into a “smart” city. This should be particularly impactful in the downtown business district, which has emerged as a hub for region-wide startup activity.
Nearby cities have taken notice of the positive economic effects in Dallas, with the Denton City Council recently giving approval for $220,000 to be used toward the establishment of an “innovation district” centered on a co-working space.