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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Dallas Investor Roundtable, sponsored by CoAdvantage, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC. This event was in Bill J. Priest Institute of El Centro College on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

    Photo of Steve Tinkle, Chief Doer of Sumo Business Steven Tinkle
    Chief Doer of Sumo Business
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    Steve has worked on projects with NASCAR, several Major League Baseball teams, companies on every continent (except Antartica), international athletes, startups, and even collaborated on a NY Times bestselling book. He has been “Finding a better way” in technology, business, strategic planning, marketing, and professional development for over 20 years and is also a Lean Startup enthusiast.

    Photo of Jason Story, Partner, Hanger Ventures Jason Story
    Hangar Ventures
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    Hangar Ventures
    Jason Story is an active angel investor and entrepreneur from Dallas, TX. He has over 10 years of notably successful startup experience, most recently as the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Mutual Mobile in Austin, TX. During his time as Managing Partner, Jason led the company to over $26 million in annual revenue and expanded the company from a small startup to over 400 employees strong. Mutual Mobile was featured as one of Forbes' Most Promising Companies under Jason's direction in 2013. Jason has received numerous awards, including the coveted Forbes 30-under-30 award and the 2013 CES award.

    Photo of Bobby Katoli, Co-Founder & Managing Member, MassCatalyst Bobby  Katoli
    Co-Founder & Managing Member
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    Bobby Katoli is co-founder and managing member of MassCatalyst. MassCatalyst is an auction-based investment crowdfunding platform, which facilitates the crowdfunding process through a proprietary auction system that helps businesses to auction shares or debt.

    Investors bid on the price per share for equity auctions, the interest rate they are willing to accept for debt auctions, and the valuation cap for convertible debt auctions. In addition, they have streamlined the valuation, due diligence, and legal documents to reduce the time and cost of raising capital. Simply, investors login, click and invest.

    Photo of Jorge Varela, Assistant Director of TECH Fort Worth, Cowtown Angel Jorge Varela
    Assistant Director
    Cowtown Angels
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    Cowtown Angels
    Jorge Varela is the Assistant Director of TECH Fort Worth, a non-profit focused on helping entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging technology companies through programs that include an angel network, Cowtown Angels. He is also the Board Member and Chair of the Executive Directors Committee of the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks, the association of angel investor networks in Texas and is an angel investor. He is alsoAssociate Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

    Jorge is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology business startup coach with expertise in growth strategies, business development, market strategies, startup funding, and product/service deployment. He has started, or been a part of the executive team, at numerous companies most notably in software, telecommunications, and information technology, with successful exits in each market segment.

    Jorge is a speaker on topics on entrepreneurship, startup funding, and the entrepreneurial eco-systemmost recently testifying to the 2015 Texas House Committee on Finance and Investments on funding strategies as a means to drive economic growth. He is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR) grants for computer technology solutions.

    Jorge is originally from Belize and has also lived in Mexico, USA, and Germany.

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