Business startups compete at Dallas Cowboys Stadium

December 19, 2012 by  

The Dallas Cowboys Stadium welcomed competitors of a different kind recently, as a competition organized by Startup Texas was held to find the best startup in Texas. Entrepreneurs from the area gave two-minute long presentations to a host of business leaders. Startup Texas is a branch of Startup America Partnership, which was founded in 2011 and promotes entrepreneurship.

On the screen were the faces of the startups who were representatives of various parts of the state. Austin was represented by LDEngine and HeyRide, while Dallas representatives were Pay Tap, Socialyzer, and iLumi. Sweb Development appeared on behalf of San Antonio and Hurl and Recycle Match represented Houston.

The chairman of Startup America Partnership and founder of AOL, Steve Case, pointed out that a lot of support was available for future startups in the Texas and Dallas areas. According to Case, too much emphasis is placed on places like Silicon Valley, when entrepreneurs are more likely to be discovered in places like Dallas.

Some of the best startups in Texas featured at the event, where they can deliver their business pitch but also learn from others representing the startup community. The aim of the Startup America Partnership is to help and support startups to build a successful business, together with regional partners. The event may also have benefited local printing companies, which may have provided the flyer printing services to promote the competition.

The winner of the competition was HeyRide – a mobile application that sorted out on-demand, safe rides for users in the community of Austin.