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April 30, 2014
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SafeTacMag, Inc. has developed an innovative, yet simple, M16/M4 training magazine designed specifically to prevent accidental discharges of live ammunition during military and police training exercises, thus protecting lives, preventing injuries and saving the government hundreds of millions of dollars. Unlike conventional magazines currently in use, which accept live and blank ammunition interchangeably, SafeTacMag’s magazine restricts live ammo from being inserted in to the magazine.

Meet the Organizers

Jennifer Conley @jenniferconley

Jennifer Conley is the Co-Founder and VP of Programming for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC). As VP of Programming, Jennifer oversees the development and execution of the programs and events designed to help startups get to profitability faster. She also sits on the board of Digital Dallas, an organization that connects entrepreneurs together with large brands in a monthly social gathering and showcases the talent and work being designed and developed in Dallas’ own backyard.

Kara Brown @kbjoy

Kara is the Sports Analytics Specialist for Stout Social, specializing in social media analytics and business development. As a Michigan native and University of Michigan graduate, Kara is a dedicated Wolverine fan and loves everything maize and blue! She is active in both the Dallas start-up community and local non-profit scene, having served as the VP of Finance for the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce and is currently the VP of Fundraising for Flight Young Professional Organization. 

Michaela Lassig @TheMichiMouse

The product of two Silicon Valley engineers, Michaela, grew up with an almost innate understanding and passion for technology. It was by pure happenstance that this San Francisco Bay Area native was plucked from CA to do marketing & communications in Dallas, TX for Tech Wildcatters. With a well known passion for travel & living abroad, and hunger to learn about others and help them succeed, Michaela championed the TW GlobeStart program for international startups.

Past Organizers

Past Presenters

Akros TechLabs

Akros TechLabs is a security solutions company, focused on developing low-cost, highly scalable, small foot-print cyber security solutions for the B2B and B2C markets. Our user authentication solution extends VPN-like secure access to Cloud and Mobile environments.

Skyven Technologies, LLC

Skyven is pioneering a rooftop technology that drastically reduces the cost of solar energy for commercial and industrial facilities. The technology combines solar water heating and solar electricity generation, giving customers two systems for the price of one.


The mission of bhanashades is to help change the world through social enterprise. We believe in empowering our customers and our partners to help increase the quality of life of those in need. Bhanashades aims to do this by our 50/50 Promise: 50 percent of the retail price of our sunglasses will be donated to the partnered charity selected by our consumers. Our sunglasses are affordable, fashionable and polarized.


Guideally is a marketplace connecting you with authentic travel experiences and things to do. Worldwide, but directly from locals.

Software company offering a web-based SaaS HR Labor Optimization program

Yoolod Inc

Software platform for live POV video streaming with interactive back audio to control the person streaming.


Brevida is the originator of CafeChia, the first on-the-go, chia seed coffee energy drink with a nutritional 1:2 punch!


Upswing helps to improve student retention in the college and university market by partnering with schools to bring online tutoring and academic support services to students.


GruupMeet® empowers meeting and event professionals to proactively control and monitor meticulous meeting details in real-time. Our custom dashboards make it easy to manage logistics and communication, putting companies in control of planning – rather than the other way around!

Lend A Hand Family DBA (H3 Healthy Hip Hop)

At Lend A Hand Family, Inc., we strive towards reaching youth and strengthening our community. We have branded "Healthy Hip Hop" music which impresses a mentality of overall positive living. Our exemplary music influences listeners to increase physical activity, value education and to work hard at reaching goals. We focus on creating products and services that will stimulate, motivate, and educate our youth.


We provide realtime updates to customers that take their car to the Auto Dealership for service work.


PledgeCents is 'Bake Sale 2.0'. We are the crowdfunding platform for all K-12 schools and teachers to raise funds for any school or classroom need. We allow causes to be created by K-12 faculty members, PTA/PTO/Booster Club members, and non-profits that work with education.

Secret Happy Hour

Secret Happy Hour is a smart phone app that keeps the latest recurring and exclusive Secret Happy Hour specials in your immediate area at your finger tips at all times. For our local, independent bars and restaurants, we provide a cheap, elegant and effective marketing solution with back end analytics.


TangoTab is a mobile app working to end hunger in the local community. The app provides consumers with free restaurant offers. Each time a consumer uses an offer, TangoTab donates a meal to a person in need. To date, TangoTab has donated over 235,000 meals across the nation.

EarthWater PLC

EarthWater's mission is to manufacture, sell to consumers, distributors, and retail outlets a wide range of fulvic & humic based natural water products.

Veterans Moving America

Veterans Moving America is a values-based moving company that exclusively hires American veterans in an effort to provide support and opportunity through employment. We maintain a team-oriented company culture that allows us to serve our customers with unbeatable service. We currently offer local and statewide moving services within the state of Texas.

Foot Cardigan

One random pair of crazy socks in your mailbox every month. We are a sock subscription company.


Inspired by modern athletic gear and influenced by professional sensibilities, our American-made, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free dress shirts blend class and comfort. They are Tradition. Evolved.

Need is a refined retailer and monthly lifestyle magazine for men.


A location based mobile app that allows you to see and share photos and videos based on how close they are to you.


The only social discovery platform that connects commercial real estate professionals to their projects.


4DSales is a tablet based (iPad and Windows 8) application developed for sales professionals by sales professionals with the expressed purpose of creating energy, conversation and professionalism in a sales call.


Cariloop’s digital platform is used by seniors and families to help make better decisions about the geriatric care providers they work with. Think of us as Expedia or Yelp for the senior care space. By supplying a portal where these providers can easily share information about their availability, pricing, services, and more, Cariloop users can quickly browse through dynamic search results to read patient ratings, discover which providers meet their needs, and connect with them immediately.

Calamity Gym, LLC

Fitness meets philanthropy, and the world is impacted. Calamity Gym is mobile fitness, available 24/7 on phones, tablets, TVs and computers. Members create private workouts, exercise live onscreen, issue "Challenges," score points and earn prizes, all while benefiting their favorite charity. 25% of our profits go to the "calamities" of the world.

My Life My Power

My Life My Power (MLMP) is a National 501(c)3 Anti-Bullying and Youth Development Non-Profit, that was founded in 2010 by Undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and WWE’s Tough Enough Champion, Daniel Puder.


MakeMyPlate acts as a personal nutritionist, by providing a visual guide to make smart and healthy food choices.

Tantrum Street

Founded on the motivation of positive disruption, Tantrum Street leverages new technology to develop products and solutions that alleviate challenges in our lives caused by commonly assumed boundaries. We’re beginning with the one thing nearly every person does on a daily basis – conduct a transaction.

Haul Company

The Haul Company delivers powerful targeted branding and advertising campaigns by partnering them with the world's top video content creators.


Hedgechatter correlates Social Media Financial Chatter to Stock Price. They provide a platform which monitors keywords, trends, conversations and social media stock sentiment across a range of social media sites to determine the price direction of a stock. Traders can watch activity for selected stocks and analyze trending social influence resulting in better trading decisions. Learn more about


Transforming business travel to incorporate continous learning through the use of Air Learning Labs. An Imaginarim of possible solutions for business and individual consumption.

Order My Gear offers a platform for sporting goods dealers to create and manage online stores.


At iDesignEDU our mission is to accelerate the availability of high quality online courses and degree programs offered by universities and community colleges. Through focused collaboration, we provide our partners with instructional design support, quality assurance services, and consulting services to dramatically increase student access to innovative online courses at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree levels.


ScribeSense makes testing less stressful for both teachers and students. Our secure online service automates grading process and provides insights on class performance.

Wojo Wallet

Wojo is an innovative wallet that securely stores your cash and cards. It easily fits in your front or back pocket, and is a perfect replacement for a flimsy money clip or bulky wallet. Wojo is made of easy-to-clean silicone and neoprene, is water resistant, and even floats. This versatile wallet is perfect for everything from skiing and hiking to nights out.


Kinesio radically shifts physical therapy monitoring & measurements into the 21st century, dramatically impacting the lives of patients.

Legacy Media is a full service production company. We are a company based in Dallas that creates content for the tv market in Kenya. We started with a project that highlighted the differences between living and working in Africa versus in the United States. The company was formed to create more material as we discovered an audience during the initial production. We are part of a large diaspora of Africans, now African-Americans, who have settled in the United States.


Healthfundr is building the marketplace for funding health innovation. We provide average accredited investors access to invest in health startups alongside expert lead investors at low investment minimums. We are bringing transparency and efficiency to a complex, scattered, and inefficient market. The platform also provides startups access to capital, connections, expertise, and employees; and researchers access to potential investors, donors, and IP purchasers.


Cupenya is a cloud-based workflow analytics solution that provides executives with a 360-view of their company, equipping them with the accuracy and transparency needed in order to lead a successful business. We are the first standard out-of-the-box solution that empowers businesses to maintain a competitive advantage through their real-time analytics, monitoring systems, and predictive analytics engine.

RAK Retail Group, Inc.

I am building to be the high-quality, affordable alternative to traditional suit stores.

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