Since 2010, The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has worked with 63 start-ups in a wide range of industries. Our companies have raised over $187 million. 48 percent of companies that participate in our accelerator have successfully raised funds, a statistic that reflects our mission of helping startups reach a funding decision sooner. For some, it may mean bootstrapping when possible, or no longer pursuing a business idea if the market is discovered not viable. We've done exceptionally well helping advance capital-intensive companies in industries like life sciences and medical devices, but we've also been equally successful with technology and mobile companies.
We've worked with over 150 graduate students from the McCombs School of Business, the School of Law, the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, and the College of Natural Sciences. As many as two out of three students have gone on to either launch their own business, or join an existing start-up.
Join as a Start-up
The TVL Accelerator admits between 12 and 14 companies each semester. To apply, companies must have full-time management or management whose primary focus is their start-up, be in the process of or have already completed development of a prototype or product, and have completed basic market research. Companies that are actively seeking funding and those with some tie to the UT System are strongly preferred.
Benefits of participating in the TVL Accelerator include:
- Between 400 and 500 hours of student time - a value of $50,000
- The opportunity to present at Venture Expo
- Access to the TVL Alumni Network of successful entrepreneurs and former students
The application for the Fall 2014 Accelerator is now closed. Please check back here for more information about our next round of recruiting or email us at infoTVL@mccombs.utexas.edu for more Information.
Texas Venture Labs Accelerator hosted an information session for companies interested in joining the accelerator. The video from that event can be viewed here.
Download the Start-up Info Session PowerPoint deck.
Attend Venture Expo
The next Venture Expo will be held on December 5, 2014. Please check back in October for more information on this event
Invest in Accelerator Companies
Whether you're an angel investor or institutional investor, we're happy to introduce you to any of our Accelerator's current or former companies. Please feel free to email us directly with questions.
Sponsorship and Media Inquiries
If you are interested in sponsoring the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, through the donation of either in-kind services or a gift, we would be happy to discuss our program in greater detail. Please email us to begin a conversation.
Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry