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May 9, 2024

IQ® Brew: Find Your Ecosystem

This topic will delve into the prevalent challenges that entrepreneurs often encounter on their business journeys. From issues like financial constraints to marketing struggles, the overview will identify these pain points and provide insights into leveraging the various tools at entrepreneurs’ disposal. The discussion will offer practical guidance on how to navigate and overcome these challenges by harnessing innovative solutions and technology, fostering a proactive and informed approach to entrepreneurship.

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April 11, 2024

IQ® Brew Innovation, Place & Prosperity: New Bush Institute Insights

The speaker will discuss data and conclusions from a recently released report, “Engines of Opportunity: How eds and meds institutions can become more powerful drivers of prosperity in America’s cities.” The emphasis will be on a first-of-its-kind dataset included in the report concerning innovation districts.

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March 14, 2024

IQ® Brew: Advancements and Innovations in Rehabilitation Robotics

Explore the cutting-edge research interests and accomplishments of Dr. Jafari, a leading figure in the field of Rehabilitation Robotics, Artificial Muscles, and Soft Actuators. From his prolific publication record in prestigious robotic journals and conferences to his international patents and editorial roles, delve into the transformative impact of his work. Discover how Dr. Jafari’s initiatives, including edited books and international workshops, have shaped the landscape of soft robotics in rehabilitation. Uncover the significance of his research grants and accolades, such as the NSF’s prestigious early CAREER award, in driving forward innovation and advancements in this critical area of robotics.


February 8, 2024

IQ® Brew The Inevitable Cybersecurity Intrusion: Where Does Your Data End Up?

In this presentation, our speaker Sid Mody, shares insights on his tenure at the U.S Attorney’s Office and the journey your data could take in the digital world if left unprotected.

The discussion draws on Sid’s experience on prosecuting cases dealing with cryptocurrency, cyber intrusions, ransomware and computer fraud. Sid represents clients on a broad array of white collar cases including criminal, internal and regulatory investigations. 


January 11, 2024

IQ® Brew Evolution of 101 Media: From Instagram Startup to Industry Game-Changer

In this presentation, our speakers share the fascinating journey of 101 Media, tracing its humble beginnings as a small business on Instagram to its exponential growth and transformation into a significant player in the media industry.

The discussion revolves around the inception of 101 Media, shining a light on the founder’s original vision, their passion, and the inventive utilization of Instagram as a content showcasing platform. The presenters delve into the strategies employed, the challenges faced, and the pivotal moments experienced during the company’s initial phases. Emphasis is placed on the innovative approaches adopted to differentiate and thrive in a highly competitive digital landscape.

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December 14, 2023

IQ® Brew: Improving Student Outcomes: Data Analytics to Help Educators

In this presentation, Florence Lowe, Founder and CEO of Alpha Genesis Labs, and her co-presenter Conor Rogers, Data Fellow at Trinity Basin Preparatory, will delve into their experience leveraging software startup principles and agile software development methods. They’ll discuss their collaborative work with Trinity Basin Preparatory, sharing insights into the implementation of a practical reporting solution. The focus will be on how Data Analytics can empower educators by providing necessary tools to enhance student outcomes.

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September 14, 2023

IQ® Brew Anniversary Celebration: A Year In Review & A Glance Towards The Future

This month, we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the IQ®HQ with special remarks by Mayor Bob Dubey and a moderated panel discussion with the area’s newest residents Allegro Microsystems and Austin Circuit Design on the benefits of operating in the IQ®, plus an update on the innovative research happening in the centers at UTD at The IQ®. The discussion will be moderated by Jenny Mizutowicz, Economic Development Director for the City of Richardson.

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August 10, 2023

The IQ® Brew: Transportation Broadband with NCTCOG Transportation Planners

This month’s IQ Brew® featured Collin Moffett and Connor Sadro, MPA. Discussing Leveraging Technology for Smart Mobility and Sustainability: NCTCOG’s Freight Optimization and Digital Infrastructure Programs in the DFW Metroplex.

This topic explores two innovative initiatives by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. The first program focuses on Freight Optimization, utilizing advanced technology and a cloud-based V2X approach to reduce operating costs and emissions for freight vehicles in industrial districts. The second program, Digital Infrastructure, aims to enhance access to healthcare, employment, education and other essential services in underserved areas through broadband connectivity and smart transportation infrastructure partnerships with local agencies and telecom providers. These initiatives demonstrate how NCTCOG is at the forefront of promoting efficient, sustainable and equitable mobility solutions in the region.

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July 13, 2023

The IQ® Brew: Allegro Richardson R&D Focus and CHIPS Act Impact and Implications, Ravi Gokhale, Allegro MicroSystems

This month’s IQ Brew® featured Ravindra Gokhale, Sr. Director Engineering, Power. Ravi will kick off the event by introducing Allegro Microsystems. As a renowned global leader in sensing and power solutions, Allegro is at the forefront of motion control and energy-efficient systems. Following this introduction, Ravi will delve into the exciting details of the newly opened R&D Center right here in Richardson, TX, highlighting its key areas of focus. To conclude his insightful presentation, Ravi will shed light on the profound impact and far-reaching implications of the CHIPs Act.

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June 8, 2023

The IQ® Brew: Envision Richardson Comp. Plan Update, Keith Krum, AICP, City of Richardson

This month’s IQ Brew® featured Keith Krum, Planning Projects Manager, discussing the Envision Richardson Comprehensive Plan Update.

As Richardson prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, the City is looking to the future with the Envision Richardson Comprehensive Plan Update. Find out at this month’s IQ Brew® how Envision Richardson will build on planning efforts that have been completed since the adoption of Richardson’s current comprehensive plan in 2009 – the establishment of the Richardson Innovation Quarter®, The CORE District and others.

For more information, please visit envisionrichardson.com.

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May 11, 2023

IQ® Brew: Social Impact and Economic Development 

This month’s IQ Brew® features Dallas College’s Brandon Morton, Director of Economic Development.

Brandon helps lead a team of people who are passionate about and committed to helping Dallas College work with community stakeholders on their economic development journeys utilizing practical and sustainable methodologies.

He will be discussing economic development and how organizations can thrive by embracing sustainable, socially impactful incentives and initiatives.

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September 23, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Dr. David Lary, UT Dallas (Hybrid)

On Thursday, September 23, The IQ® Brew featured Dr. David Lary, PI for the Multi-scale Integrated Interactive Intelligent Sensing Center, which will be located in The IQ®.. The overall mission of this center is to use machine learning to holistically bring together multiple massive environmental datasets to provide advanced decision support tools addressing a range of significant issues such as droughts and rising global temperatures faced in North Texas and beyond.

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June 10, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Cindy Shafer, Network of Community Ministries (Virtual)

On Thursday, June 10, The IQ® Brew featured Cindy Shafer, CEO of the Network of Community Ministries, who spoke about the events and programs offered by Network and the new facility that will be located in The IQ®.

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May 27, 2021

The IQ® Brew: US Patent and Trademark Office (Virtual)

On Thursday, May 27, The IQ® Brew featured the US Patent and Trademark Office who discussed copyright basics and considerations for entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

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May 25, 2021

Richardson IQ® Update (Hybrid)

On May 25, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and City of Richardson updated the Richardson IQ property owners, business owners, and other parties who may have interest on various projects and reports from the past year.

UT Dallas representatives also presented information about the five new research centers that will be coming to The IQ. 

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May 13, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Dr. Arun Gupta, Skyven Technologies (Virtual)

On Thursday, April 22, The IQ® Brew featured Dr. Arun Gupta, Founder and CEO of Skyven Technologies, a Richardson IQ Company. Skyven Technologies is a company decarbonizing the industrial sector with clean, emissions-free solutions for thermal energy. From building prototypes in his garage to winning multi-million-dollar contracts with some of the world’s largest companies, Arun has pioneered both the technology and business of clean thermal energy. 

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April 22, 2021

The IQ® Brew: US Patent and Trademark Office (Virtual)

On Thursday, April 22, The IQ® Brew featured Hope Shimabuku and Christine L. Nelson, both with the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Hope and Christine discussed trademarks and the rules and regulations for filing a trademark application. 

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March 25, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Mary Cooley, SCORE Instructor (Virtual)

On Thursday, March 25, The IQ® Brew featured Mary Cooley with SCORE. SCORE Dallas is a non-profit organization that can be the resource your business needs to not only start up a business but to assist you in growing the business you’re already running. SCORE instructor Mary Cooley discussed SCORE’s services and how to use and see the valuable Workshops and Webinars that are offered each month.

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March 4, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Dr. Victor Fishman, Texas Research Alliance (Virtual)

On Thursday, March 4, The IQ® Brew featured Dr. Victor Fishman, Executive Director of the Texas Research Alliance. The Texas Research Alliance is building productive research and innovation relationships among industry, municipalities, public agencies, not for profits, and our regional research universities. The target market is anyone with a real world challenge that partnerships will help solve. With $2.5M seed funding from NCTCOG, the Texas Research Alliance (TRA) is developing the North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies (NTCMT).

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February 25, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Marta Gomez Frey, Collin Small Business Development Center (Virtual)

On Thursday, February 25, The IQ® Brew featured Marta Gomez Frey, Director of the Collin Small Business Development Center. For over twenty years, Marta Gómez Frey has been helping business owners start and grow their businesses. From her beginnings in a family business based in Richardson, TX, to working with entrepreneurs for the Collin Small Business Development Center at Collin College, Marta has counseled hundreds of men and women in the areas of marketing, management, financing, growth strategies, government contracting and family business issues. 

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February 11, 2021

The IQ® Brew: The IQ Brew: Jennifer Sanders, North Texas Innovation Alliance (Virtual)

On Thursday, February 11, The IQ® Brew featured Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder of the North Texas Innovation Alliance. The North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA) is a 501c3 consortium of cross-sector organizations including public, private, civic and academic entities, working to build and implement a regional smart, connected and resilient strategy for North Texas. 

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January 28, 2021

The IQ® Brew: Dr. Latifur Khan, UT Dallas (Virtual)

On Thursday, January 28, The IQ® Brew featured Dr. Latifur Kahn of UT Dallas who led a team of 20 computer scientists in creating a video game mechanism to detect cheating. Using popular video game Counter-Strike, the researchers created a cheat detection mechanism that can be used in a variety of games. The research is especially important as it has the potential to affect the near $1 billion esports industry. The research was done with funding from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Security Agency, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard Development Co.

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December 17, 2020

The IQ® Brew: TheLab.ms (Virtual)

On Thursday, December 17, The IQ® Brew featured TheLab.ms President Olivia Snyder and Vice President Tommy Falgout as they prepare to open the new Makerspace in the Richardson IQ. TheLab.ms was founded in 2013 and has been an asset to the North Texas innovation ecosystem. In 2020, theLab.ms relocated to the Richardson IQ and is set to open in early 2021 at 999 E. Arapaho Road, Suite 300. 

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December 3, 2020

The IQ® Brew: US Patent and Trademark Office (Virtual)

On Thursday, December 3, The IQ® Brew hosted two US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) representatives who presented an introduction to intellectual property (IP) and USPTO resources for small businesses. The speakers covered four types of IP, how you can use IP to protect and grow your business, and the resources available from the USPTO.

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January 28, 2020

Richardson IQ®: District Name Announcement

June 13-14, 2019

Richardson IQ®: Block Party


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