Group PhotoQuite honestly, our VentureSpur 2014 Pitch Day brought the heat this year!  Our 2014 program delivered a high-quality, high-octane event with non-stop momentum from beginning to end.  The event kicked off by setting the stage for Dallas to take its place as the  restaurant & retail tech capital with 6 quick pitches by local venture-funded companies that have shown demonstrated growth.  Those companies include:  Theatro, EnTouch Controls, KouponMedia, Tailwind, Entegra Technologies & Oculus360.

VentureSPUR_165Our Keynote presentation by Asif Khan, Founder & President of the Location-Based Marketing Association, highlighted several key themes of location-based marketing; tying in entertaining video examples that emphasized each concept.  His keynote also echoed the sentiment that Dallas is one of the best places to launch a retail tech startup due to the high concentration retailers in the area.

Our 6 accelerator companies pitched following the keynote.  From beginning to end, each company delivered a polished presentation to an audience of 400, including several VC’s, angels, industry leaders and members of the greater Dallas entrepreneurial community.  If you missed this exciting event, a video of our 2014 pitch day program, and recordings of each pitch, will be added to our YouTube channel soon.

We are also excited to announce that several of our startups will be staying in the Dallas area.  Check out this great article by the Danielle Abril of the Dallas Business Journal covering the plans of our companies post Pitch Day!