20 Oct LEVELING UP: Celebrating One Year of Big DNT
Dallas’ own “Shark Tank” has grown since then, from about 80 attendees to nearly 300 startup enthusiasts — but still keeping the same program structure.
Every first Tuesday, six companies get the opportunity to present their idea and product to the Dallas tech community. The program is modeled after the Boulder New Tech Meetup, which draws over 300 attendees each month and has spawned similar meetups from Silicon Valley to New York City.
Every company has 5 minutes to pitch to the audience and, in turn, the attendees have 5 minutes to question the presenter on their product.
This kind of opportunity has given our startups the resources, feedback, and even funding they need to validate their idea and gain traction. Just check out the impressive list of startups who have presented in the last year:
5 Million Shoppers, Airvirtize, Avyn, Backpack Books, Best Bike Split, Blownaway, Cariloop, Charade Date, Connect 5, Crowd Feed, Dream Machine Association, fiveOH, Fotocall, Gestures, Grabbitt, Guideally, Haul Studios, Hedge Chatter, ink my cause, inProximity, iPal, Kids in Touch, MakeMyPlate, Match My Golf, Mizzen + Main, My Dealer Service, Myth Innovations, NEED Lifestyle Company, Newline Interactive, Order my Gear, Parqer, passbeemedia, PassportPhone, PerfectKISS, Physmodo, PointNTime, Quantifye, Ravesy, Realfolio, ReferMe, Remind Technologies, RENT Eval, ScribeSense, Secret Happy Hour, Skyven Technologies, Spotagory, Sprinkl, TapSpaces, ThereNow, True Mileage, Trusted Riding, uChilla, uGotta, Vision2Systems, WatchTags, WePresent, YoBelly, and YOOLOD
We are SO thrilled that we’ve had the honor of bringing together our startup family every month, and we look forward to building on such a fun and fast-paced event. Even bigger things are coming.
And because we’re feeling all nostalgic:
This next Dallas New Tech is sure to please, yet again. We’ll be showcasing the winners of the NTX Apps Challenge this month, and will be hearing from the following companies:
BreathalEyes offers customers rapid, accurate, secure, and inexpensive blood alcohol readings on your smartphone through technology founded on Nystagmus measurements to support safety and health. The company is also part of the Health Wildcatters program.
AMBY users can broadcast messages, and any other AMBY users within 100 meters will be able to see their message. From there, they can “cheer” messages that they agree with, giving the message more time and space. If you encounter a message that’s rude or negative, you’re able to “shh” or quiet it.
JoopLoop is mobile software that monetizes the value of a consumer’s social network in sales transactions at retail brick and mortar and allocates a value to each consumer via their Social Networth™ Index (SNI). Retailers can then target consumers based on their SNI with subsequent mobile campaigns.
Hostspot provides insights that help businesses optimize the performance of their customer engagement, marketing, merchandising and operations.