Impact Ventures Accelerator Presents
Diverse-led Startups pitch to a panel of judges and investors!
Choose your topic track and enjoy insightful discussions by expert panelists!
Meet other attendees and connect live through video chat during the event!
Engage with vendor booths and enter raffle giveaways!
Impact Ventures hosts its Fall 2020 Virtual Startup Showcase and $50K Pitch Competition Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00pm CST, featuring 13 Women, Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ-led tech startups and small businesses from across North Texas and the US.
Attendees have the opportunity to hear startups pitch to a live audience “shark-tank” style competition for $50,000. Hear from local and national thought leaders during our featured breakout sessions, network with attendees, and interact with vendor and sponsor booths.
Founder, XR Sports Group
XR Sports Group (Frisco, TX) – XR Sports is a B2B white label software solution that hosts and powers digital gaming platforms for traditional entertainment properties, such as pro sports teams, college conferences, celebrity influencers and physical venues, such as movie theaters.
AccessMyResearch (Richardson, TX) – A nonprofit social network platform removing barriers between academia, industry and the public. The social platform simplifies sharing research for academics and offers free services to tech and medical companies, research labs and institutes and individuals who are seeking access to cutting edge research across the globe.
Founder, TheClub App
TheClub (Ewing, NJ) – TheClub is an interactive live streaming app that enables DJs and other entertainers to seamlessly earn income while streaming.
ClassHook (San Francisco, CA) – ClassHook helps teachers find educational scenes from popular TV shows and movies to meaningfully engage their students and spark their curiosity. Teachers in over 12,000 schools use ClassHook’s web-based platform to increase student engagement by 66 percent on average.
Hoovie (Vancouver, Canada) – Social cinema platform that allows viewers to meaningfully engage around a movie and provides just compensation to independent filmmakers.
Founder, Forward Edge AI
ForwardEdge AI (San Antonio, TX) – Leverage emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, machine learning, robotic process automation, and swarm intelligence to solve complex problems of social consequence.
HairVoyage (Anchorage, AK) – Beauty tech marketplace company connecting beauty professionals globally for paid peer mentorship experiences.
Codubee (Austin, TX) – Codubee provides underrepresented minorities with tech internship experience when a traditional internship is not possible.
Founder, Neo Curly
NeoCurly (Richardson, TX) – A platform that educates African-American women about their hair, conducts surveys to gather data about each customer and formulates products that cater to women.
Founder, Fischer Media
Fischr Media (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) – A media company focused on bringing authentic, diverse and empowerment-based stories from the Midwest region to national mainstream audiences. Currently working with 215+ educational institutions across 12 states to distribute content to younger audiences.
EDUrain (St. Louis, MO) – EDUrain is a marketplace that aggregates financial aid, scholarships and off-campus housing to provide unprecedented ease of access for college-bound students.
SWYE360 (Frisco, TX) – An all-in-one collaborative e-learning platform for teachers to deliver teaching to students anywhere, synchronously and asynchronously. With one login, teachers, students and parents will have access to their daily needs, combining the fragmented world of online education.
AlgoPear (Dallas, TX) – A marketplace that automates stock trading by connecting retail traders with proven algorithms to consumers looking to maximize profits, minimize risk and democratize wealth.