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Innovation Showcase

Thursday, October 10th

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richardson
1981 N Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080

Tech Titans, the technology association for North Texas, and its Innovation Expo want to take fast-growing emerging technology companies to the next level of growth by introducing them to potential investors through this new take on our annual pitch-day event.

Venture capital firms, corporate innovation groups, corporation investment or M&A groups, family office investors, and private equity firms are invited to participate in the special ‘speed-dating’ like event! Participation in this event is invitation only.

Guests are welcome to attend and view, experience and share in the event for a nominal fee of just $10.  Tech Titans members are encouraged to attend for no charge.

Innovation Expo Overview

Presenting technology companies will be selected from a variety of startup companies around the North Texas area with a net annual income of no more than $2 million.  The companies selected to pitch their businesses will not be seed or early-stage start-ups, rather they must have customers, traction and rapidly growing revenue and ready for expansion capital (series A, B or C rounds of financing).

With around 30 start-up companies showing up to present and pitch their ideas in an exhibit style format with a table, their pitch, and not much else, they have about 7 mins to catch the eyes and ears of approximately 30-40 top line investors that will attend.  It is at this point the two will begin the process of connecting to see if the investors like what is in front of them before the bell rings and they must move on to the next.

At the end of the event, we will host all start-up companies and investors to stay for a networking and ‘catch up’ happy hour to reconnect with the connection or connections they made that they want to speak with further.  This allows information to be passed back and forth, questions and answers to be done, and more time to be spent with each other to see how the two can proceed into the future as a partnership (if at all).

This year we are introducing something fun and new also to start off the event. We are in process of talking to two (2) top entrepreneurs in Dallas to Keynote Speak and lead us off into this fun and unique event experience.  Following the Expo itself and prior to the networking experience, we will have a panel discussion of some top-level executives to round out the event.

 

Innovation Expo format

1:00 pm: The event will begin with our Keynote Speaker presenting on entrepreneurship.

2:00 pm: Following our Keynote, this will be the ‘speed-dating’ style rotation, and everyone will have a chance to speak with an investor, give their elevator pitch and exchange information. At the end of the closing bell, we will have a panel discussion to close the main event.

4:00 pm: Bar opens and the panel discussion will begin

5:00 pm:  All are invited to a reception to give presenters and investors an opportunity to connect and network.

6:00 pm: Event conclusion

For entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs

Potential presenting companies:

  • Have customers
  • Are located in DFW
  • $2million or less in net revenue annually
  • Are beyond seed and early-stage funding
  • Are approaching A, B or C rounds of funding
  • Are a later stage company seeking exposure to corporate customers

If your company meets this criterion, and you’re interested in being considered to participate, please complete this form no later than Tuesday, October 1 at 5 pm CT.  There will be a $10 Booth Fee.

For entrepreneurs

For investors

If you're an investor and interested in participating in the Innovation Showcase, please complete the registration form.

There is no cost to attend as an investor.

For guests

For guests

If you are interested in joining us as a spectator at the Showcase and hearing pitches, and enjoying the ambience of the event, please click the link below to attend in the audience.
Tech Titans members may attend at no charge.
Non-members pay just $10.

Sponsorships are available.

 

Questions? Contact Jo Yezak at Jo@techtitans.org or 972-792-2817

The Tech Titans Innovation Collider offers myriad services that enable large companies to partner with entrepreneurs, university researchers and thought leaders to collide, connect, collaborate and create groundbreaking solutions that accelerate business value. These services include providing executive education, extending access to technology expertise and cultivating curated resources.

Amy Wheelus

Chair of the Tech Titans board and VP of architecture and strategic planning at AT&T

“Tech Titans is an 'Innovation Collider'.  We believe new ideas are formed when great minds come together, and challenges are resolved the same way.  Together, we use STEM to solve the world's most pressing connectivity issues, and with the help of virtual technology, it's even easier to achieve results regardless of action." 

For Event Sponsorship Opporunities - Inquire at (972) 792-2817

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