In August the Texas Startup Manifesto was released and Capital Factory announced there plans to expand our Accelerator program to include Dallas with a presence at Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC). After an incredibly warm reception and successful launch, new Dallas mentors to the network, accepted 5 Dallas startups to our Accelerator, and hosted more than 80 office hours sessions.
“I meet black, latino and female entrepreneurs every day who have great ideas and incredible passion but lack access to essential resources to build scalable, high growth businesses. We want to help create an authentic culture of inclusive entrepreneurship within the Texas tech ecosystem” — Preston L. James, II, CEO and Executive Director of DivInc
One of the ways Capital Factory is intentional about attracting entrepreneurs to our network is with investment challenges that focus on particular industry segments, technologies, and geographies. In September Capital Factory tried an experiment and hosted a challenge around gender and ethnic diversity that was incredibly successful. Not only did it attract applications from teams of diverse entrepreneurs, they were some of the most impressive startups we’ve seen yet! Congratulations to the winner Kiss and Tell who was awarded the $100,000 investment prize!
Apply on AngelList to pitch on Funding Day on January 19, 2018.