SKU DFW To Feature Inaugural Consumer Packaged Goods Startup Cohort at Virtual Showcase

by | Nov 11, 2020
On Nov. 17, six CPG startups will give a virtual taste of their brands through pitches to a national audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.
The Pitch: Better Block Foundation Named Social Innovator of the Year, New $1M Competition Announced
by | Oct 29, 2020
In addition to the surprise reveal of a new $1 million prize, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas also announced the nine fellows picked for its 2021 accelerator and a social impact investment in on-demand nail service Cherry (created by the founders of rewardStyle and Bumble).
Venture Dallas’ Featured Pitch of the Day
by | Sep 15, 2020
The 34-day event is an experience.  One that is connecting startups and investors through a new curated networking platform. Check out Venture Dallas' featured startup pitch of the day.
Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton founded Backstage Capital and and invests in startup founders who identify as a Woman, Person of Color, and/or LGBTQ. [DI composite: Images courtesy of Backstage Capital]

Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital Tour is Coming to Dallas

by | Feb 19, 2020
On May 12, Arlan Hamilton is coming to town with her multi-city, one-day event series, featuring a pitch competition, book release, and panel on the Dallas ecosystem. The Backstage Tour was created to celebrate underrepresented startup founders, just like Hamilton does with her VC firm.
Trend Micro’s Venture Capital Arm Plans Startup Event in Dallas
by | Feb 8, 2019
On the heels of its CES Forward Thinker Award, the Irving-based cybersecurity company says it's looking for promising technology startups in North Texas.
Aaron Enton of Insight Optics holds the winner's check at the Health Wildcatters Pitch
Insight Optics Takes Top Spot in Health Wildcatters Pitch Contest
by | May 17, 2018
Insight Optics beat 10 startups participating in the pitch as part of Healthcare Dealmakers, one of the nation’s premier events bringing together health-care providers, their capital sources, and advisers.
Steve Case

Dallas Finalists Named for Rise of the Rest Pitch

by | Apr 5, 2018
Eight startups with Dallas are ties will be vying for $100,000 in the May 7 contest culminating the Rise of the Rest tour with Steve Case stop in the city.
Rise of the Rest
Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition Deadline Approaching
by | Mar 9, 2018
Companies within 100 miles of Dallas can apply online for pitch competition that will take place on May 7.
TREC Seeks Real Estate Proposals for 2018 Shark Tank: GrowSouth
by | Feb 26, 2018
Finalists will make their real estate pitches to investors during the live event on Sept. 27.
Deadline Nears to Enter Mayors Matchup Pitch at SXSW
by | Feb 12, 2018
The pitches will be made before a panel of industry experts and mayors including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, as entrepreneurs compete for up to $10,000 in prize money.
Founders Live

Founders Live to Hold Monthly Live-Streamed Pitches at NoD

by | Dec 7, 2017
Companies have exactly 99 seconds to pitch their startup, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Ask a VC: Event Gives Entrepreneurs Insight into Getting Noticed by Funders
by | Jul 21, 2017
The event was the first of many Stephen Hays, Sammy Abdullah, and Kevin Vela hope to offer in the startup community.