Forget the typical two-minute drills you’d find at Cowboys Stadium. On Friday, another kind took over the arena.
Entrepreneurs around Texas delivered rapid-fire two-minute business pitches before well-known business leaders and supporters at a competition organized by Startup Texas, one of the many regional and state chapters under Startup America Partnership, a national umbrella group promoting entrepreneurship.
So instead of the faces of Tony Romo and Dez Bryant on the stadium’s mega Jumbotron, the screen featured the presentations of eight startups representing different parts of the state: HeyRide and LDEngine in Austin; iLumi, Pay Tap and Socialyzer in the Dallas area; Sweb Development in San Antonio; and Recycle Match and Hurl in Houston.
“It seems like there is tremendous momentum across Texas and certainly in Dallas in supporting the next generation of startups,” said Steve Case, founder of AOL and chairman of Startup America Partnership, whose board members met with local leaders and entrepreneurs in Dallas.