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Impact Ventures Spring 2020 Startup Showcase

Impact Ventures is a startup accelerator with a mission to eliminate the social and economic barriers for under-estimated Women and Entrepreneurs of Color building high growth businesses and social enterprises. 

We invite fellow founders, friends, investors, and members of the community to join us LIVE virtually Saturday May 30th in celebrating the accomplishments of our Spring 2020 Accelerator Fellows, while also getting an exclusive look at the innovative products and services built and refined by our Fellows over the past 12 weeks. Join us on Hopin as we provide a virtual community experience featuring startup pitches with live Q&A and live audience chats and polls on the main stage, learn more about the companies and our sponsors at the virtual expo, stay locked in during our intermission with a live set by special guest DJ Jay Clipp, and participate in speed networking sessions with attendees throughout the even and during the intermission.

We've partnered with Geekletes E-Sports Complex a premier esports and entertainment venue located in Desoto, Texas. This location boasts a state-of-the-art production studio, a massive arena with killer AV effects as well as fully equipped stream, podcast, and recording studios to host our Virtual Startup Showcase. 

2020 Spring Startup Showcase Fellows:

Andrea Malone, Red Plum Digital WP Builder, Dallas, TX
RedPlum Digital WP Builder is a ground-breaking, efficient and economic builder of beautiful WordPress websites. 24/7 support. Drag and Drop Templates. Custom Domains. Hosting. Business services and much more included.

Anthara Patrice, MyBeautyFill, Dallas, TX
MybeautyFill Connects Barber and Beauty Professionals to Consumers through Appointment Scheduling, Video Streaming and Machine Learning Analytics.

David McDonald, Danielle Smith, Andre Ross, Education PowerED, Dallas, TX
Education Empowered generates culturally responsive classroom resources and professional development aimed at improving achievement and experience in schools for children of color. They utilize an online marketplace to sell culturally responsive resources and apparel as well as provide consulting services for teachers and schools.

Emanuel Green & Thomas Lanerhenning, Exgratias, Dallas, TX / Los Angeles, CA
Exgratias is an all-inclusive financial platform with various products tailored to the entertainment industry focused on contractual workers.

John Tomlinson, Kathy Tomlinson, Equalizer Games, Dallas, TX
Equalizer Games is a mobile game designed to enhance the IQ of student athletes as well as professionals in their sport. The Quarterback Equalizer is the first in a series of sports tools that prepare the individual to understand their position with respect to their sport.

Kelly Pracht, Nvenue In., Dallas, TX / Houston, TX
Predikt is a Dallas Based company with an obsession for sports and tech. Delivering amazing fan experiences is our mission, and we use our cutting edge technology behind the scenes to make it happen.

Luis Linan, LatinX Spaces, Dallas, TX / Los Angeles, CA
Latinx Space is a digital media platform at the intersection of Latinx art, culture, and politics. Our mission is to create substantive engagement with the thoughts, ideas, and histories of diverse Latinx and Latin American cultures and to be the megaphone for the Latinx movement.

Roderick Turner, TOPIT, Fort Worth, TX
TOPIT is a social platform that allows brands, influencers and everyday users monetize their skilled, talented and niche content by create challenges to compete head to head against their peers, rivals and others. 

Romy Antoine, One Stop Wellness, San Antonio, TX
One Stop Wellness currently delivers digital employee wellness program that is designed to empower employee health literacy and physician engagement to improve productivity and reduce health risks. Our mission is to build wellness communities by engaging employees to live happier, healthier, and more purposeful lives.

Sandeep Apsangi, HVACintel, Dallas, TX
HVACintel is an IoT platform – disrupting the space of HVAC service and maintenance industry. Our mission is – Predict HVAC failures, not face them!

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· Stage
Welcome - Founder & CEO Benjamin J. Vann
· Stage
Open Plenary - Dean Jones, Microsoft for Startups
· Stage
Meet the Hosts - Christiana Yebra & Noble Madu
· Stage
Meet The Founders - Round 1
· Stage
Startup Pitch: Education Powered
· Stage
Startup Pitch: HVAC Intel
· Stage
Startup Pitch: NVenue Inc.
· Stage
Startup Pitch: MyBeautyFill
· Stage
Startup Pitch: Latinx Spaces
· Stage
Community Vote
· Expo
Geekeletes Feature
· Stage
LIVE set w/DJ Jay Clipp
· Stage
Meet The Founders - Round 2
· Stage
Startup Pitch: RedPlum WP Builder
· Stage
Startup Pitch: One Stop Wellness
· Stage
Startup Pitch: Equalizer Games
· Stage
Startup Pitch: TopIt
· Stage
Startup Pitch: Exgratias
· Stage
Community Vote
· Stage
Closing Remarks

The event is over

Hosted by

Impact Ventures

Impact Ventures is a startup accelerator supporting under-estimated women and entrepreneurs of color.


Red Plum Digital WP Builder

Andrea Malone


Anthara Patrice

Education PowerED

David McDonald, Danielle Smith, Andre Ross


Emanuel Green & Thomas Lanerhenning

Equalizer Games

John Tomlinson & Kathy Tomlinson


Kelly Pracht

Latinx Spaces

Luis Linan


Roderick Turner

One Stop Wellness

Romy Antoine


Sandeep Apsangi