Startup Accelerator Facilitates 14 Companies’ Growth

Stacy Stine Cary serves as an adviser for Tech Wildcatters, which gives new businesses the impetus to grow further. Stacy Cary recently participated in the company’s massive Pitch Day sendoff of its latest startups.

The size of the event, held in Dallas’ American Airlines Center, indicates how much Tech Wildcatters has grown. Four startups comprised Tech Wildcatters’ first class in 2011, as compared to 14 in 2015.

Among the new names in 2015 was Trafinity, which collects and presents data about stock market indices, publicly traded companies, and market sectors. Its media mix includes Twitter and RSS feeds, blog posts, and financial statements related to some 10,000 entities.

Another startup, Pipem, sends emails or texts directly to companies such as Uber by translating messages into a language the service provider understands. Pipem then sends a confirmation of the request back to the user.

A recreational app called Jackpot Rising made a splash among the 1,100 attendees. It allows users of mobile gaming apps to engage in online gambling using actual money rather than game currencies.

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