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Venture Labs Investment Competition

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.

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:

  • Total cash prizes 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

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:

Learn more about Texas VLIC

Get Involved

Seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders provide valuable mentorship and feedback to students through the New Venture Creation class, Texas VLIC and Global VLIC startup pitch competitions. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete our judging registration form here.  Email us at InfoVLIC@mccombs.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Whether you are an angel investor or institutional investor, we're happy to introduce you to any of our current or former companies. Please feel free to email us directly with questions.

Sponsorship and Media Inquiries

If you are interested in sponsoring 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.

Media inquiries about any other aspect of the Texas Venture Labs may also be directed to us via email.

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Page last updated: 7/21/2014