Dallas, Texas, United States, 06/29/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/
REVTECH, the Dallas-based venture accelerator and seed fund dedicated to tech innovation for the restaurant and retail industry, has announced the companies that will be participating in this year’s REVTECH Accelerator program. Through this unique 14-week mentor-driven program, each start-up will be provided up to $40k in seed capital, business development workshops hosted by successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders, free office space at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and an opportunity to present at Pitch Day in September 2015.
REVTECH Managing Director David Matthews said, “We are thrilled to have attracted five amazing companies to this year’s accelerator program; also to have engaged the collective wisdom of over seventy amazing mentors including successful retail tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry managers.”
ABOUT 2015 REVTECH ACCELERATOR PARTICIPANTS
UrComped is a hospitality tech company born from Craig Shacklett and Cale Sherry that provides high-value slot and table game players with complimentary trips, rooms and entertainment to the best casinos and cruise lines in the world. UrComped leverages the comps that casinos typically award to their most active players after they have established their level of engagement and play, by predetermining the value of each player and arranging comps upfront with the UrComped partner casinos. The UrComped platform includes an active social media engagement component to establish community and has begun monetization and revenue generation.
“UrComped bridges the ‘knowledge gap’ between partner casinos and the players who are most valued by this ever-competitive and fiercely intuitive industry. By working through the REVTECH Accelerator, we can better identify the best practices and differentiators that we can use to make our business successful,” says Shacklett.
PnP Loyalty is a “Plug n Play” loyalty marketing and CRM automation platform for small to mid-sized chains. They identify and prevent missed revenue opportunities for retailers and restaurants by tracking and responding to individual guest behaviors. PnP Loyalty is led by CEO Evan Brody.
He says, “REVTECH is going to help our company progress to the next stage in a fraction of the time it would take us to do it ourselves. After only a week, we have already met mentors and had workshops that are changing the way we do business for the better.”
The Citizenry partners directly with artisans and sells to consumers online to deliver ethically crafted home goods without the markup of luxury boutiques. Since their 2014 launch, they have partnered with over 200 artisans across 3 countries, providing fair wages, safer working environments, and development grants to help their artisan partner’s progress and grow their businesses.
Co-founders Rachel Bentley and Carly Nance say, “More and more creative, design-oriented startups are emerging in Dallas – making it the perfect place to build a company dedicated to modern design and the world’s best craftsmanship like The Citizenry. We’re excited to be a part of the REVTECH community, surrounded by like-minded peers and mentors.”
Everthread is a custom fabric printing solution for interior designers. Using a highly sophisticated e-commerce platform and on-demand digital printing, Everthread is a designer’s ultimate resource for custom printed fabrics. EverThread’s unique platform gives designers access to powerful customization tools and an expansive design library making it easier than ever to source and create custom printed fabrics for any project.
“REVTECH has already seen what I see in the future of Everthread and has shown confidence through the support, mentorship and invaluable connections afforded through the program,” says Nicole Mossmon, founder and CEO.
Eskalab is the newest program participant in the REVTECH Accelerator. Eskalab, hailing from Colombia, aims to help businesses in the Food and Beverage industry by optimizing resources, sales and profit according to customer’s behavior. This is achieved through menu engineering, pricing strategy and resource forecast and optimization.
“We believe that Eskalab is the easiest way to collect and analyze relevant Point of Sale data. Working alongside REVTECH in Dallas, who has endless possibilities and connections in the restaurant industry, we hope to make a positive impression and ultimately propel our business in the United States,” says Hector Sanchez, Knowledge Developer for Escalab.”
REVTECH is a venture accelerator seed fund dedicated to identifying and developing the best early-stage, high-growth ventures focused on tech for restaurant, retail and hospitality. REVTECH aims to facilitate the technological evolution of the restaurant and retail industry by attracting, mentoring, and connecting experienced entrepreneurs with viable products to talent, customers, and investors. Established in 2012, REVTECH and its unique 14-week accelerator program has fostered success through engagement at inception and continued growth for and ever-present industry in Dallas, home to over 100 national restaurant and retail headquarters, the largest concentration in the U.S.
For more information, go to www.revtechaccelerator.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/revtechaccelerator, Twitter: https://twitter.com/REVTECHVentures, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/venturespur
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