|By Business Wire||
|May 9, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
The TeXchange One to Watch competition spotlights early-stage Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) technology startups that the community believes are destined for great things. Competing companies had to first be nominated by TeXchange members, followed by an announcement of semifinalists in April and now the competition has been narrowed down to five finalists.
EnTouch was nominated for its innovation in energy management solutions for restaurant and retail facilities. As stated in the nomination excerpt by TeXchange members:
“EnTouch Controls is revolutionizing the way restaurant and retail chains manage their facilities and reduce their energy costs. Their cloud-based systems control HVAC, lighting, and refrigeration, optimizing performance and detecting hidden maintenance issues that can lead to a facility crisis. They have shown millions of dollars in savings on energy and emergency maintenance for customers like Pizza Hut, Corner Bakery, JC Penney, and Chuck-E-Cheese.”
“Being an award finalist is always an exciting distinction for EnTouch, but even more so knowing that we were nominated by our fellow Texas-based entrepreneurs who clearly believe in the mission of our company,” said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch Controls. “We’re thrilled to have made it this far and we look forward to the next steps in the competition.”
“This is the third year for the awards and each year we are excited about the innovative thinking and potential impact that these companies are having,” said Bettina Bennett, President of TeXchange. “It is exciting to see such growth in our community and we wish all of our finalists luck in the final stretch of the competition.”
The five finalists will pitch a panel of investors at this year’s MTBC Fast Tech Reveal and the winner will be announced on August 12.
About EnTouch Controls
Based in Richardson, Texas, EnTouch Controls is an industry-leading provider of data-driven energy management solutions (EMS). EnTouch Controls’ easy-to-use, web-based solution is designed to leverage real-time analytics to reduce energy consumption and maximize energy savings, to provide visibility across key assets while improving operational efficiency and enhancing overall customer comfort. EnTouch 360™ managed services takes traditional EMS to a higher level by providing dedicated support in managing energy usage and evaluating system issues. EnTouch Controls provides installation, professional services, technical support, energy usage monitoring, overall system performance and manages maintenance issues. Connect with EnTouch Controls on our website, Twitter feed, blog or email Tom Kay, Vice President Sales & Marketing at [email protected].