The annual Texas, and Global, competitions make up the Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC). These competitions are opportunities for students from The University of Texas at Austin, and universities around the world, to obtain funding for new ventures.
The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (Texas VLIC) is held each February and the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC) takes place in May. Additional details will be posted below as they become available. For the most up-to-date details subscribe to our newsletter.
Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition
Texas VLIC is open to graduate students from the University of Texas in the process of launching a business. Each February we invite 20-25 teams to compete for cash and prizes currently valued at $110,000:
TVLIC competition semifinals will be held on February 6, 2014 and the finals will be held February 13, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater.
Compete in the Texas VLIC
We are currently recruiting graduate student teams to compete in the Texas VLIC. Please download a copy of the 2014 Texas VLIC Rules and make sure you are eligible to compete. Then, please submit your team's Intent to Compete by December 12, 2013. Full applications are due by January 24, 2014.
Learn more about Texas VLIC
Global Venture Labs Investment Competition
Global VLIC, the Super Bowl of Investment Competitions, is the premier world-wide investment competition. It's hosted each May at The University of Texas at Austin by Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs. Teams from around the world compete for cash and prizes including:
- A total cash prize of $78,000
- An invitation to close the NASDAQ OMX Stock Market
- The Austin Technology Incubator Launch Package valued at $25,000
- Consulting time with the Director and Assistant Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs
Learn more about the Global VLIC
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