More than 150 supporters, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors heard pitches from all seven 2013 VentureSpur startups at VentureSpur’s OKC Pitch Day event on Oct. 23rd at Will Rogers Threatre in Oklahoma City.
The event featured investment and product pitches from the seven startup companies, which are focused on educational technology, consumer marketing, and e-commerce platforms.
The event in the culmination of the Oklahoma City portion of the 2013 VentureSpur acceleration program.
Due to high response to the event, the Dallas Pitch Day has filled up fast. Accredited investors interested in attending should contact VentureSpur Program Assistant Lindsay Ellis at (214) 432-3742.A parallel Dallas Pitch Day will occur on October 30th in Dallas, Texas at the Inwood Theatre and will be final VentureSpur event of the 2013 acceleration program.
“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Commenters have especially noted that the level of polish and professionalism in the presentations was very high,” said VentureSpur Managing Partner, Kraettli L. Epperson.
Pitch Day offers the venture capital, angel investor and startup community an opportunity to hear from these highly competitive start-ups, to recognize the effort of these founders, and to celebrate entrepreneurship.
The event also featured an expert discussion panel on trends and the future of educational technology by VentureSpur mentors Ken Parker and Piyush Patel, and our co-founder, Kraettli Epperson (ordered left to right in photo). Ken unveiled the latest triumph for his online education company, NextThought, which has just rolled out an entire educational community and class management system for the University of Oklahoma.
2013 VentureSpur Startups:
|LittleFish provides affinity groups, especially college alumni associations, with tools to track the individual interests of their members through social media data mining and taxonomic analysis, and to build more meaningful connections. For more information, visit www.getlittlefish.com.|
|SIVI is a subscription-based e-learning platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups. SIVI’s LaunchLeader product combines engaging design and challenges to reward entrepreneurs with tangible resources.For more information, visit www.sivi.com.|
|SPARXlife is an EdTech platform that helps people discover a sense of their purpose in life and matches them with learning and career opportunities that fit. For more information, visit www.sparxlife.com.|
|HAUL is a video e-commerce platform that helps online reviewers – “haulers” – who influence millions of buyers daily through their video reviews, to monetize and grow their brand. For more information, visit www.haul.tv.|
|Zalongo provides families with a truly private social network that is exclusively for coordinating family events and for sharing memories and messages. For more information, visit www.zalongo.com.|
|OrderMyGear provides a co-branded e-commerce platform for distributors to make ordering and fulfillment of sports team apparel and equipment faster, easier and less expensive. For more information, visit www.ordermygear.com.|
|TogaBOX is a platform to allow consumers to organize the flow of email and other messages from their favorite online vendors while enhancing the relationship between brands and consumers. For more information, visit www.togabox.com.|
VentureSpur is a seed fund and venture accelerator located in Oklahoma City. The accelerator provides startups with seed investment, a 12-week “boot camp,” mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, office space, free services and access to venture capital, in exchange for equity. For more information, visit www.VentureSpur.com.