By Hanah Cho
Tech Wildcatters has picked 11 startups to participate in its spring 2013 program, representing the largest class for the Dallas technology accelerator.
Monday was orientation for the newest crop of startups, which got to see a nice surprise: Tech Wildcatters won a $20,000 office makeover contest sponsored by workplace furniture company Turnstone.
This is the 5th class for Tech Wildcatters, which has gotten a lot of accolades in and outside Dallas for its efforts to nurture startups.
The application process was competitive with 300 applicants. With just 11 chosen, the acceptance rate was 4 percent, which is lower than Ivy League colleges. Most of the startups are from Texas with the remaining from the San Francisco Bay area and Connecticut.
Here is the class:
HedgeChatter correlates Social Media Financial Chatter to Stock Price.
CrowdFeed is a mobile app platform that turns live music events into social experiences.
Klick Push is an advertising technology that leverages music.
SmokePhone is a communication management tool that enables more efficient engagement with business contacts.
GroupRaise helps charitable organizations and individuals raise funds for the causes they care about.
SocialGlimpz is a question/answer platform that makes gathering of market data simple, social and instantaneous.
Talentize is a platform to help talented people get discovered.
Little Dress Book is OpenTable for the wedding industry.
ScribeSense is an online service that digitizes handwritten documents using advanced image processing algorithm.
Secure PressID establishes a person’s identity on touch screen devices.
501 Fund is a fundraising platform for non-profits, where communities identify the demand and merchants compete for communities’ current spending.