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Dean McCall - IDEABOOST. Toronto, ON, CA

Dean McCall Dean McCall

Advisor | AvidTap

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Dean McCall is a mentor for IDEABOOST.





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Dean McCall is a well-known catalyst in the Texas technology community and a recent transplant in Canada where he is a mentor to the top Canadian incubator Extreme Startups based in Toronto. Dean is a natural born connector, startup enthusiast and collaborative venture facilitator. He is currently CEO of Appficient Inc.; a mobile application development company based out of San Antonio, and a co-founder of a Picnamic, a photo syncing application that makes sharing photos with friends at the same events easier. Dean also currently serves as an advisor to DFJ Mercury on seed and early-stage ventures in the area of technology and innovation and is an investor in DejaSet and Epic Playground (formerly PodcastReady).

Dean currently serves as either a board member or advisor to the following organizations: South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference, the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship, and the University of Texas – San Antonio Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dean has previously advised or is currently advising the following privately held companies: Verelo (Acquired by Dyn), MaestroFM, ShopLocket, Cloudability, Mercury Fund, Keen IO, Appsembler, Epic Playground, Vidmaker, Conspire, Emergent One, Drifty, Ziptask, Grapevine, TechStars Cloud, and SXSW.

Industry Expertise (4)

Corporate Leadership Advertising/Marketing VC and Private Equity Computer Software

Areas of Expertise (9)

Start-Ups Entrepreneurship Mobile Devices Business Development Mobile Development E-Commerce Cloud Computer Strategic Partnerships Marketing Strategy

Accomplishments (1)

Top 40 Under 40 (professional)


Awarded by the San Antonio Business Journal.

Education (2)

Texas Tech University: B.Sc., English, Post Graduate CS 1997

Texas Tech University: B.A., English and Photocommunications 1995

Affiliations (11)

  • AvidTap : Advisor
  • Drifty Co. : Advisor
  • Ziptask : Advisor
  • Extreme Startups : Advisor
  • DejaSet : Advisor
  • TechStars : Mentor
  • Emergent One : Lead Advisor
  • callisto.fm : Advisor
  • Maestro Music : Advisor
  • DFJ Mercury : Venture Advisor
  • Rice University : Advisor / Judge

Media Appearances (1)

Board named for UTSA technology entrepreneurship center

UTSA Today  online


The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), a joint venture of The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business and College of Engineering, has named its inaugural advisory board members...

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