• NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator Companies to Hold Investor Showcase in Dallas

    by  • April 8, 2014

    AccelerateNFC™ Mentor program inaugural class to pitch to investors April 15 April 8, 2014, Dallas, Texas —OTA Ventures today announced its inaugural AccelerateNFC™ seed accelerator class will be hosting an Investor Showcase on April 15, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. The AccelerateNFC program is designed to nurture, mentor, advise and help fund NFC-based start-up companies...

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    TapSpaces featured in Built in Chicago

    by  • March 13, 2014

    Inaugural AccelerateNFC class company, TapSpaces was recently interviewed by Jonathan El Kordi-Hubbard of Built in Chicago, a start-up networking community.   Here is an excerpt: TapSpaces turned a Guinness-induced idea into an SXSW pitch just a year later Here’s the two-sentence version of how TapSpaces— a Near Field Communications-focused company— is presenting itself at its SXSW pitch...

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    NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator Companies to be featured at Investor Event

    by  • March 3, 2014

    AccelerateNFC™ Mentor program inaugural class to pitch to investors during SXSW 2014 March 3, 2014, Dallas, Texas —OTA Ventures today announced its inaugural AccelerateNFC™ seed accelerator class will be introduced to investors on March 11, 2014, during an investor event being held in conjunction with the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas....

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    NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator Hosted at The Garage

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Dallas-based mentor program locates at innovative collaboration space February 5, 2014, Dallas, Texas —OTA Ventures today announced its inaugural AccelerateNFC™ seed accelerator will be located at The Garage in Dallas. The AccelerateNFC program is designed to nurture, mentor, advise and help fund NFC-based start-up companies to fill the void in application development and enable...

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    AccelerateNFC featured in Dallas News

    by  • January 21, 2014

    Staff writer Hanah Cho writes about AccelerateNFC, a new Dallas accelerator focused on near-field communication, begins its inaugural 12-week program today with four startups. The accelerator was co-founded by Dallas entrepreneur Robert P. Sabella, who sees using NFC technology beyond turning smartphones into mobile wallets. Other NFC applications include marketing, sharing content, loyalty programs...

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    NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator Announces Inaugural Class

    by  • January 20, 2014

    Four innovative NFC solutions companies make the final cut for Dallas-based mentor program January 20, 2014, Dallas, Texas —OTA Ventures announced the first four companies accepted for its inaugural AccelerateNFC™ seed accelerator program to begin on January 21, 2014. The AccelerateNFC program is designed to nurture, mentor, advise and help fund NFC-based start-up companies...

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    NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator Adds New Mentors, Announces Class Modules

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Leading NFC industry experts create a world-class technology accelerator program focused on near field communication December 10, 2013, Dallas, Texas — For Immediate Release — OTA Ventures announced its current roster of mentors for its AccelerateNFC incubator program, as well as the class modules to begin in first quarter 2014. The AccelerateNFC incubator program...

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    NFC Near Field Communication Accelerator is Taking Applications for Inaugural Class

    by  • August 20, 2013

    New mentor-driven, mentor-funded tech accelerator program focused on near field communication (NFC) will begin the final selection process September 20, 2013 August 20, 2013, Dallas, Texas — OTA Ventures announced today that its AccelerateNFC incubator program is now accepting candidate applications. The AccelerateNFC incubator program is designed to nurture, to mentor, to advise and to...

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    Meet Ian Robertson—AccelerateNFC Mentor

    by  • July 8, 2013

    The AccelerateNFC staff recently had an opportunity to interview Ian Robertson of Supply Chain RFID Consulting LLC, a mentor in the AccelerateNFC program. Ian, who holds numerous degrees and certifications, was GS1’s Director for Transportation & Other Industry Sectors. He has a long multifaceted background covering IT, Supply Chain and international large scale program management, and...

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    AccelerateNFC’s Near Field Communication incubator program featured in RFID Journal

    by  • June 10, 2013

    In a recent article published at RFID Journal, Claire Swedberg talks about AccelerateNFC as one of two start-up incubators focused on near field communication ( NFC ).  AccelerateNFC is also taking applications from a worldwide audience for its program, which will be hosted for the selected companies in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, Sabella says, is an advantageous...

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    Lessons Learned About Near Field Communication from Google Wallet

    by  • May 13, 2013

    Near field communication (NFC) holds great promise as an enabling technology to bring mobile payments to the consumer market.  To date, the penetration for mobile payments is low due to a variety of factors.  The recent departure of Osama Bedier, the leader of Google Wallet indicates changes are underway to reshape Google’s strategy.  In looking...

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