FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kraettli L. Epperson
Application Deadlines and Program Dates for OKC and Dallas Programs Released
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (March 11, 2013) – VentureSpur announced today that it will be running simultaneous programs in Oklahoma City and Dallas in 2013 and will accept between eight and 12 startup companies, across both cities, into its seed investment and venture acceleration program. VentureSpur had four companies in its 2012 program.
“The two programs will run simultaneously in both cities, allowing us to share workshops and mentor networks, and to participate in both venture capital markets,” said Kraettli L. Epperson, Managing Director of VentureSpur.
The calendar for the 2013 acceleration programs, including application deadlines and program start dates, were announced:
. Deadline for Applications – 5PM Friday, May 17
. Announcement of Finalists – Friday, May 24
. Quick Pitch Day – Friday, May 31
. Announcement of Winners – Monday, June 24
. Start of OKC Program – Monday, July 22
. Start of Dallas Program – Monday, July 29
. End of OKC Program – Friday, October 11
. End of Dallas Program – Friday, October 18
. OKC and Dallas Pitch Days – Mid-October
Applications to the program are submitted electronically. VentureSpur’s application is available now at www.VentureSpur.com/Apply.
“We will announce 16 finalists, who will be invited to make a short in-person or video pitch to our investors and management on May 31. From those finalists, we’ll choose our winning startup teams,” said Epperson.
“Based on our roster of experienced mentors and our great response to Pitch Day 2012, we anticipate startup applications from across the country,” said Epperson.
VentureSpur has begun announcing Dallas mentors as well as new Oklahoma City mentors to help advise the larger number of startup teams in the 2013 program.
VentureSpur is a seed fund and venture accelerator with programs in Oklahoma City and Dallas. The accelerator provides startups with seed investment, a 12-week “boot camp,” mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, office space, free services and access to venture capital, in exchange for equity. For more information, visit www.VentureSpur.com.