This past Friday on December 7, the Hurl team traveled to Dallas, Texas to give a 2 minute company pitch at the Startup Texas “2 Minute Drill”, live from Cowboys Stadium. We delivered a powerpoint presentation and finished off with a live hurl of ‘Gangnam Style‘ to the Jumbo Tron (the largest screen in the world at 60 yards long and 7 stories high!). This was a pitch contest like no other and our moment to prove that Hurl fits any screen, big or small… or really big.
We arrived to Cowboys Stadium around 10:00AM and did a test setup of the Hurl platform on the Jumbo Tron. The last thing we wanted was for a glitch to throw off the largest demo of Hurl, yet. Luckily, everything went smooth during the test-run and we even had time to play with the audio and slides from our PowerPoint.
A few hours later at 1:00PM we were on the stage and pitching our hearts out. It was exhilarating! We did very well and the Hurl was flawless!
In attendance were the Startup America Board of Directors (including some of the most successful and well known entrepreneurs in the world like Steve Case, Scott Case, Reid Hoffman, Kevin Plank and more). We took advantage of the networking opportunity and connected with Startup America regional contacts, investors and other Texas startup companies. A couple of our key interactions happened with Jean Elliot, Senior Director in Marketing for Microsoft and Steve Case, Co-founder of AOL. We should note that Jeff Reichman, Houston Chair at Startup America: Texas Region and Principal at January Advisors helped make our participation a possibility.
We owe a big thanks to Greg Wright and the Houston Technology Center Ignition Accelerator. The accelerator’s heavy emphasis on perfecting our company pitches really came in handy at the event. We are so lucky to be in Houston, Texas at this time – there is so much happening and so many individuals like Jeff and Greg leading the way. Hurl on!
The event was covered by The Dallas Morning News. Check out their footage here.
Hurl – The Social Media DJ Smartphone App – Turn your PC screen into a YouTube video jukebox and hurl your favorite clips from the smartphone app.
About Hurl – Company Information about Hurl, LLC