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2012 Global Competition

GalvaPlus presents in the Finals

NuMat Technologies from Northwestern University beat out 36 teams from top MBA programs around the world to claim the grand prize at the 29th annual Global Venture Labs Investment Competition held at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, May 5. NuMat Technologies designs and creates high-performance materials to store clean fuels and produce them on a large scale for industry.

The NuMat Technologies team, Chris Wilmer and Tabrez Ebrahim, won a $135,000 package including Austin Technology Incubator office space, mentoring and consulting services; a full-page ad in Inc. magazine; consulting with the McCombs entrepreneurship faculty worth $25,000; and cash. The winning team will also ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Friday, July 27. Read more.


Texas Venture Labs is an interdisciplinary education and research initiative at The University of Texas at Austin created to support entrepreneurship, innovation and company formation while providing a unique and directly applicable educational experience for students and a research environment for faculty. Venture Labs promotes new venture creation at the university through education and mentoring; market and business plan validation; team-building and networking; and direct links to resources and funding. 

2012 Competitors

Teams competing in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition are listed in the division and order they will be presenting in during the Opening Round.

Division I

Kentucky Chia

University of Louisville
Kentucky Chia will become the exclusive distributor of American-grown chia seeds in the $40B US equine industry. Chia seeds are an ancient super-food rich in fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3s. Our unique line of patent pending seeds enables domestic production in the US for the first time.
Zack Pennington, Joanna Cruz, Keith Starling, Scott Serdoz
Faculty Adviser:  Van Clouse


Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Havtek will provide technological solutions of high quality to the fish farming industry. The first product, El-Net, is an automatic and continuous surveillance of the net so that holes can be detected when they occur and the fish farmers can act immediately and prevent fish from escaping.
Sven Jørund Kolstø, Håvard Haraldsen, Ole Andreas Lo
Faculty Adviser:  Øystein Widding


University of Manitoba, Canada
Solvert is a green building product company commercializing cement replacement products using geopolymer technology.  Solvert’s first product is GeoTop – the greenest countertop on the market with 95% recycled materials including 100% post-consumer recycled glass. The countertop market is worth $19.3 billion and growing 4.8% annually.
Gary Gervais, Raif Richardson, Brady Fisher, Jeremy Muzyka, Elena Roussak
Faculty Adviser:  Jerrod Falk


Thammasat University, Thailand
Innophene, a patent pending oxide free Graphene conductive ink technology is 90% cheaper than the current solution, widely applicable and with transparency benefit.  We initially serve the RFID and OLED market segments with cost reduction and transparency propositions. This RFID and OLED opportunity is worth $2.3Bn, growing at 130%.
Tirawin Yenprateep, Suthida Paisarnfuengfong, Preaw Kraturerk, Thanyathon Pluemmanus
Faculty Adviser: Pete Puk Nuchanatanon


Sasin Graduate Institute, Thailand
Sensorius’ vision is to improve quality of life through innovative technology that detects dangerous chemical contamination in air, along with continuous research to extend its ability to detect other contaminants that could be harmful to life. Sensorius introduces SentryPost™, the first and only gel-based toxic gas detection platform that adopts innovative SentryGel™ and spectrophotometry to detect and measure toxic air contamination levels. 
Santi Prichavongwaikul, Donsiri Aromsook, Sarawud Kongkiattiwong, Supanee Boonchoo, Arada Phumisingharaj
Faculty Adviser:  Nick Pisalyaput

Division II


Universidad del Valle, Colombia
CarbonZero brings solutions to individual mitigation needs in climate change through sowing efficient in carbon capture plants, with novel commercialization system at the source of emissions as gas station or energy bills with information about carbon emitted and its mitigation and a proprietary massive in-vitro reproduction system.
Francisco Alvarez, Gustavo Vasquez, Alvaro Herrera
Faculty Adviser:  Javier Medina


Thammasat University, Thailand
Paramaxx has a proprietary technology, GS1, with the ability to extract valuable natural minerals such as magnesium, nitrogen and phosphorus at 99% purity and 70% lower cost vs. mining. It does this by extracting minerals from industrial waste, a common residual waste from processing agricultural and aquaculture commodities such as rubber, palm oil, seafood and rice and supplying to the commodities market, an opportunity worth $2Bn.
Samon Suthidachanai, Chomphunuth Nateecharuchit, Pimchayaa Chatchaidamrong 
Faculty Adviser:  Sarawut Dussadeewuttikul

Corrosion Solutions

University of Oregon
Corrosion Solutions provides a surface treatment improving corrosion resistance for stainless steel in high-temperature environments. Applications of this technology include next-generation power plant components such as heat exchangers and turbines and consumer products such as BBQ grills. Companies can use our solution to lower raw material costs or increase durability.
Jake Heckathorn, Brian Oehler, Jeff Matthews
Faculty Adviser:  Don Upson


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil
We have developed a process which allows waste glycerin from biodiesel production to be turned into a variety of products. We chose Fragdust, a new dust suppressor, as our first product. It aims to reduce iron ore loss during transportation, a relevant problem of the mining sector.
Aluir Purceno, Pedro Vidigal, Carla Leite, Fernanda Vidal, Jamerson Gomes
Faculty Advisers:  Rochel Lago and Rene Rodrigues Fernandes

NuMat Technologies

Northwestern University
NuMat Technologies’ mission is to enable world-changing clean energy technologies that critically depend on novel materials precisely engineered on the atomic scale.
Tabrez Ebrahim, Chris Wilmer
Faculty Adviser:  Randall Snurr

Division III


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Flue-tubes is an innovative process which combines the growing demand for carbon-nanotubes and the urgent need for reduction of carbon emissions. The roots of our business plan lie in the invention of a revolutionary process of producing high quality carbon nanotubes using industrial flue gas at drastically cheap prices.
Kabeer Chaudhary, Akhil Mehta, Siddharth Sachdev, Vivek Nair
Faculty Adviser:  Vijay Sethi

Aloha Composite Solutions

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Aloha Composite Solutions markets performance based contracts coupled with ultra-light cargo containers that enable airlines to realize a guaranteed fuel cost reduction each year with zero upfront capital expenditure. Revenue is earned when airlines pay the company a portion of the related fuel cost savings while realizing a net reduction of their largest unpredictable expense—fuel.
Greg Judd, Aaron Cates, Karol Zemier, Andrew Strother
Faculty Adviser:  John Butler


Centro Global de Innovación y Emprendimiento, A.C., Mexico
This technology is a power management product that uses the cheaper rates from the power company. It also lets you control all your equipment and see the consumption from each device.
Alan Quiroga, Jorge Morales, Jorge Romero, Marissa Lopez, Claudia Rios
Faculty Adviser:  Carlos Ross

Sustainable Agriculture Solutions

Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
SAS will produce an enhanced-efficiency fertilizer that incorporates a patented nanotechnology called CDS®. This technology protects the crop nutrients until they are delivered to the right place, at the right time and in the required quantity. The product will generate savings in fertilizer cost, increase productivity and safeguard the environment.
Hector Acuna, Juan Rivera, Pedro Rivera, German Moreno, Luisa Moreno
Faculty Adviser:  Jorge Hernandez

Division IV


Loyola Marymount University
PartiePoche is a novel women's fashion accessory that holds a woman’s three essentials, designed specially to resolve the drawbacks of carrying a handbag. Much like a garter, PartiePoche is worn under or beneath a dress or skirt with its most salient characteristics being fashion and function.
Connor Pastoor, Jillian Jaccard
Faculty Adviser:  Fred Kiesner

Shake Smart

San Diego State University
Shake Smart is a company that provides freshly blended protein shakes for today’s on-the-go consumer. Each product has 30+ grams of protein and is low in sugar, calories and carbohydrates. We locate conveniently for consumers, in front of college recreation centers and gyms in shopping malls.
Ryan Ross, Kevin Gelfand, Martin Reiman
Faculty Adviser: Bernhard Schroeder

Fashion Forward Maternity

University of Michigan
Fashion Forward Maternity is a woman-owned start-up company, a boutique-style e-commerce rental business of maternity-related clothing and accessories.  We meet a fundamental but unmet need - the need for a pregnant or nursing woman to have a specialized wardrobe that grows and changes with her evolving shape and size or with her preference. 
Tim Faley
Faculty Adviser:  Erin Lewis


Universidad Austral, Argentina
Our company will adapt an already successful business model in the US to developing markets, which consists in the sale of fresh, fast-to-prepare, high quality food that reaches the consumer through mobile trucks located in strategic points in metropolitan areas, leveraged on social media marketing.
Franco Ferraro, Matías Carrera, Tomás Rodrigué, Francisco Tellechea, Juan Pablo Aguerreberry
Faculty Adviser: Juan Martín Rodríguez


EMLYON Business School, France
Shopping can be a very frustrating experience, especially when it’s difficult to find clothes and apparel that actually fit.  Retailers are desperately seeking new ways to increase sales, reduce returns and increase their customer loyalty. Per’Fit revolutionizes the way consumers shop by matching them with garments and apparel that suit and fit them without any hassle.  Per’Fit also helps retailers better cater to their customers’ needs, while offering them a new and personalized experience.
Nadine Callcutt, Stephane Courcombette, Jean Pierre Marques Gomes 
Faculty Adviser:  Rickie Moore

Division V

SpatiaLink Solutions

University of Arkansas
Retail shelf out-of-stock is costing product manufacturers an estimated $98 billion annually in lost sales. SpatiaLink is reinventing the shelf planning process by integrating with the supply chain to improve on-shelf availability. Our trade-secret algorithms optimize product assortment to maximize retail sales and market share for product manufacturers.
Aaron Huffaker, Bethany Haefner, Steve Fortner, John Miller, Nate Allen
Faculty Adviser:  Carol Reeves


Kennesaw State University
iSpies™ is a free, location-based game that leverages GPS connectivity in modern smart phones to create marketing opportunities by directing players to locations where retailers can solicit sales. Players compete to decrypt a secret password by completing real-world missions. The first team to successfully decrypt the password wins the round.
Jason George, Kevin George, Jay Brown, Joyce Bone
Faculty Adviser:  Charles Hofer


Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Untemehmensfuhrung, Germany
The venture aims to introduce a disruptive technology developed by the team members for the mobile devices market. It enables mobile devices to send and receive higher data volumes at higher speed and significant cost reductions in production.
Stefan Mader
Faculty Adviser:  Karl Dieterich


University of Texas at Austin
eyeQ provides retailers the ability to monitor consumer purchasing behavior, generate retail business intelligence and influence consumer purchasing at the shelf; increasing sales for the brick-and-mortar retailer.  Essentially, eyeQ takes what the consumer and retailer like about their shopping experience and brings that into the brick-and-mortar retailer.
Michael  Garel
Faculty Adviser: Rob Adams 

Qualaris Healthcare Solutions

Carnegie Mellon University
Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, Inc. offers a multi-million dollar opportunity to hospitals through our patient safety software platform. Our system monitors and improves clinical practices through intelligent information delivery to save patient lives. 
James Wolfe, Daniel Bishop, Scott Fisk, Craig Teegarden
Faculty Adviser: Art Boni

Division VI


Brigham Young University
FlexLeg is a revolutionary crutch alternative that seeks to replace crutches and knee scooters as the mobility device of choice for those with lower leg injuries. The company has drawn upon prosthetic technology to provide a stable, hands-free mobility solution for temporarily injured patients.
Seth Gonzalez
Faculty Adviser:  Tom Peterson

LEMM Technologies

Purdue University
LEMM Technologies, LLC is a start-up medical device company. The company’s mission is to develop non-invasive devices for sensitive blood glucose analysis. LEMM Technologies’ exclusive invention SubtleSense uses the near infrared light to measure the concentration of glucose in the body non-invasively.
Marcus  Kramer,  Rush Bartlett
Faculty Adviser:  Alyssa  Panitch

Boston Mountain Biotech

University of Arkansas
Our mission at Boston Mountain Biotech is to simplify protein pharmaceutical production so that these drugs can be moved from bench-top to patient. To do this, we provide custom E. coli cell lines that make clean proteins faster, with fewer losses, and more cost effectively.
Ellen Brune, Ricky Draehn, Stuart Brune
Faculty Adviser: Carol Reeves

Salveo Vascular

Johns Hopkins University
Salveo Vascular’s mission is to prevent the unnecessary death and suffering of healthcare’s most vulnerable patients. We have invented the Sonicade, an accessory that attaches to any central venous catheter and uses high-frequency vibrations to reduce the risk of infections and blockages.
Nathaniel Moller, Adam Clark, Shuja Dawood
Faculty Adviser:  Lawrence Aronhime

Division VII


Johns Hopkins University
Innovostics is a for-profit social venture providing point-of-care diagnostic technologies to save patient lives around the globe. Using a unique microfluidics platform and design, our tests will provide accurate, inexpensive and rapid results. Currently, we are developing the FeverPoint™, a rapid diagnostic test for acute fever to differentiate between bacterial, viral and parasitic infection.
Martin Omid Akhavan, James Barger
Faculty Adviser:  Lawrence Aronhime

Timamu Food Solutions

Colorado State University
Timamu Food Solutions dedicates itself to increasing access to affordable, nutritious foods tailored to meet local needs that improve chronic child malnutrition throughout East Africa.  Timamu delivers highly nutritious and competitively priced porridge flour for children aged 6 to 59 months whose nutrition needs are not being met in the market.
Laura Arendacs,  Meghan Coleman, Liz Gicharu
Faculty Adviser:  Carl Hammerdorfer


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
ReceBuy is an online business model which combines two well-proven concepts,  auctioning  and  factoring,  and  thus  creates  a  new  type  of  business  catered  to  an  untargeted  market  segment  in  Hong  Kong. SMEs  are provided  with  an  online  platform,  which  allows  them  to  auction  off  their  receivables  to  mostly private individuals and  thereby  enhance  cash-flow,  guarantee  liquidity  and  mitigate  risk  for  a small  premium.  In  turn,  consumers  can  earn  a  decent  return  on  their  auctioned  receivables as compared to the abysmal interest rates in Hong Kong.
Matthias Brock, Oliver Padmaperuma, Christian Seurig
Faculty Adviser: David Ahlstrom

Robertson International Academy

Bond University, Australia
Robertson International Academy will be a pre-university college, offering courses designed to promote and enhance educational outcomes for international students from ages 14-18.  The Academy will be an elite academic provider that delivers tailored courses using the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, English Language Development (ELICOS) and a Diploma of Business.
Shilo Mahoney
Faculty Adviser:  Baden U'Ren

Learning DifferentiatED

University of Arkansas
Learning DifferentiatED has developed a software program, manaGED Prep, that is based on our President’s adult education expertise. The manaGED Prep program will streamline the current GED preparation process, reducing student preparation times by 25 percent while increasing student retention rates thereby increasing profits for our customers – adult education schools.
Barry James, Brandon Hill, Senthil Raman, Brandon Wright
Faculty Adviser:  Carol Reeves

Division VIII

Ischiban- Neural Engineering Systems

University of Cincinnati
Ischiban is a medical device startup company. Our Mantra is "Saving time, money and lives through neural connections”. Our mission is to develop comprehensive diagnostic and monitoring systems for emergency, mobile and long-term applications to aid in the assessment of neurological status for conditions like stroke.
Pooja Kadambi, Ronald Meyers, Joseph Lovelace, Aaron  Kurosu
Faculty Adviser:  Charles Matthews

Athena Laboratories

University of Texas at Austin
Athena Laboratories is a medical device company providing a patented laser technology to physicians. The laser will be sold under the name FemtoSmooth™ and will be used to treat cellulite in a minimally invasive manner. The treatment differentiates from competing products based on efficacy, shorter duration of treatment and pain.
Ravine Woods, Albert Alvarez, Wendy Wu, Wendell Johnson, Wayne  Whitmire
Faculty Adviser:  Gary Cadenhead

NovoView Diagnostics 

University of Illinois at Chicago
NovoView Diagnostics is a medical device company created to assess the risk for stroke through conjunctival blood flow measurement. By building on the known correlation between blood flow in the eye and the brain, NovoView’s EyeFlow™ device will provide a quick, non-invasive and effective measurement of stroke risk.
Dominic Blank, Michelle Shah, Joseph Sheahan
Faculty Adviser:  Rod Shrader

EpiQi Sciences

Brigham Young University
EpiQi Sciences is a drug repositioning firm formed to reposition an already FDA approved drug from its existing disease to treat anemia of chronic Inflammation (ACI). After a projected three-year window to complete repositioning, EpiQi Sciences will license its patent rights to pharmaceutical companies and collected royalties over an extended patent life.
Dean Graham, Rob Hilton
Faculty Adviser:  Tom Peterson

Participating Universities

Universidad Austral
IAE Business School

Bond University
School of Business

Fundacao Getulio Vargas 
Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo

University of Manitoba
Asper School of Business

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Center for Entrepreneurship

Universidad de los Andes 
School of Management

Universidad del Valle
School of Business Administration

EMLYON Business School
The Entrepreneurship Centre

Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Untemehmensfuhrung 
Otto Beisheim School of Management

Centro Global de Innovación y Emprendimiento, A.C. 
Advanced Materials Research Center

Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
Dept. of Industrial Economics & Technology Mgmt.

Nanyang Technological University 
Nanyang Business School

Graduate Institute  

Thammasat University
The Graduate School

United States of America
Brigham Young University 
Marriott School of Management

Carnegie Mellon University 
Tepper School of Business

Colorado State University 
College of Business

Johns Hopkins University
Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design

Kennesaw State University 
Coles College of Business

Loyola Marymount University
College of Business

Northwestern University
Schools of Management, Law, Engineering and Arts and Sciences

Purdue University 
Biomedical Engineering

San Diego State University 
College of Business

University of Arkansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business

University of Cincinnati
Lindner College of Business  

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shidler College of Business

University of Illinois at Chicago  
Liautaud Graduate School of Business

University of Louisville
College of Business

University of Michigan 
Ross School of Business

University of Oregon 
Lundquist College of Business

University of Texas at Austin 
McCombs School of Business

Schedule of Events (May 2-5, 2012)


AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcoming Reception for Global VLIC Competitors*
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Level M2, Hotel Courtyard
(Weather backup will be Level M3, Salon C)
The reception is a social gathering for Expo attendees and competitors of Global VLIC.


FEEDBACK ROUND* (*Not open to the public)

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

Austin Technology Council Austin


Gust IC2 Institute Inc. Accenture Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship TeXchange
Salon A Salon B Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104 Room 107 Room 108
9:00 a.m. Kentucky Chia Carbon Zero Paramaxx Bio-fiend iSpies ZIG CONTROLS Boston Mountain Corrosion Solutions
9:35 a.m. Qualaris Healthcare Athena Laboratories Ischiban FlexLeg Sustainable Agriculture Innophene

Fashion Forward

10:10 a.m. Timamu Food Innovostics Shake Smart Flue-tubes EpiQi
Aloha Composite ReceBuy SpatiaLink Solutions
10:45 a.m. LEMM Tech PartiePoche NovoView Foodtrucks Robertson Academy Havtek LeiCOMOS eyeQ
11:20 a.m. Learning DifferentiatED Per'Fit Salveo Sensorius
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Competition Directors Meeting*

Level MZ , Private Dining Room 4
Meeting for VLIC participating competition directors
* For Affiliated GLVIC Competition Directors only

12:00 Noon Lunch on your own for participants
12:00 Noon - 1 p.m.

Texas Forum on Entrepreneurship Education*
Session with lunch for Faculty Advisors
Level MZ , Private Dining Room 1 and 2
*For Faculty only

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Texas Venture Labs Venture Expo
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Level M2, Classroom 203
The Venture Labs Expo showcases new ventures ready for commercialization and funding from across the university with representation from the three primary commercialization channels in the UT system: Austin Technology Incubator, Office of Technology Commercialization and Texas Venture Labs.

1:15 p.m.

CLEAR Technology Systems: has developed the first sustainable process for recycling batteries.A novel perspective on the origin and early development of the Venture Capital industry

1:30 p.m.

Datical: creates database schema automation software for the $22B IT Systems Management (ITSM) market.

1:45 p.m.

Game Time Arena: provides gamers with the opportunity to compete in online virtual matches against other gamers from around the world.

1:55 p.m.

Vecturalux: is a fabless semiconductor startup with technology allowing 10G communication up to 40km over multimode fiber.

2:05 p.m.

V-Chain Solutions: creates solutions that bring value through mass information analysis and advanced data modeling techniques.

2:15 p.m.

AgileLaw: develops mobile applications for lawyers, allowing them to focus on their cases without being encumbered by administrative tasks.

2:25 p.m.

Physicians Angels: provides an affordable virtual work force that allows healthcare providers to focus more on patient care, not paper care.

2:35 p.m.

Terra Pave International: is the licensee of Terra Prime, an oil-free, higher performing best-rated roadway prime coat.

2:45 p.m.

Akimbo: provides a Visa Prepaid product designed to enhance interactivity and control with everyday transactions at merchants and with friends.

3:00 p.m.

Xeris Pharmaceuticals: XeriJect addresses the problem of injection with a non-aqueous reformulation of existing biopharmaceuticals.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC): OTC at the University of Texas at Austin is a bridge between the research communities at the University and commercialization partners, ensuring smooth and fast transfer of intellectual property created at the University.

An overview of OTC and innovative approaches to University technology transfer

4:00 p.m.

Austin Technology Incubator (ATI): The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition into successful, high growth technology businesses.

An overview of ATI and selected deal showcase

4:05 p.m.

Lynx Labs: is creating the first point-and-shoot camera that captures 3D models.

4:14 p.m.

GoingMyWay: is a mobile application that offers a real-time, tailored, socially networked transportation solution.

4:23 PM

Solspot Systems: is building solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles.

4:32 p.m.

Sunfish: provides a platform for retail investors to create trading strategies using powerful tools in a simple interface.

4:41 p.m.

Benevac Therapeutics: delivers remarkable clinical and financial results with an uncommonly fast turnaround.

4:50 p.m.

AdBm Technologies: has developed a proven solution for meeting underwater noise reduction needs for marine pile driving and oil drilling operations.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Level M3, Salon A, B and C
Trade show and reception with the teams competing in the Competition plus members from TVL and ATI set up to talk about their ventures.



AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

Room 101
Room 102
Room 103
Room 107
Room 108
Private Dining Room 1
Private Dining Room 2
Private Dining 3
8:30 a.m. Kentucky Chia Carbon Zero Flue-tubes PartiePoche SpatiaLink Solutions FlexLeg Innovostics Ischiban
9:10 a.m. Havtek Paramaxx Aloha Composite Shake Smart iSpies Lemm Technologies Timamu Food Solutions Athena Laboratories
9:50 a.m. Solvert Corrosion Solutions ZIG CONTROLS Fashion Forward Maternity LeiCMOS Boston Mountain ReceBuy NovoView Diagnostics
10:30 a.m. Innophene Bio-fiend Sustainable Agriculture Foodtrucks eyeQ Salveo Robertson Academy EpiQi Sciences
11:10 a.m. Sensorius NuMat Technologies Per'Fit Qualaris Healthcare Learning DifferentiatED

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch for Program Participants*
Level L, Tejas Conference Dining
Semifinalists Announced
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. FEEDBACK FROM JUDGES*
First Runners-up at 1:00 PM; Finalists next; Then teams follow in Opening Round order every 20 minutes thereafter in the same room except for Division I, II and III
Division I moves to Room 110, Division II moves to Room 112 and Division III moves to Room 114

Wild Card Challenge

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

Classroom 202
Classroom 203
2:30 p.m. Teams to be announced at
3:05 p.m.
3:40 p.m.
4:15 p.m.

Wells Fargo Clean Energy Finals

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Level M1, Classroom 101
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

3:30 p.m. Teams to be announced at
4:05 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Texas Two Step Reception*
Scholz Garten, Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.



AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

Classroom 202
Classroom 203
9:00 a.m. Teams to be announced at
9:35 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

E. Craig Nemec Achievement Challenges

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue - Levels M1, M2, M3
(Map of AT&T Conference Center)

Austin Ventures
Room 101
BBVA Compass
Room 102
Room 103
Palo Alto Software
Room 104
Prime IX Investments
Room 107
Room 108
9:30 a.m. Teams to be announced at
10:05 a.m.
10:40 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:00 Noon - 1 PM Lunch for Competitors and Faculty*

Level L, Tejas Conference Dining
Finalists announced


AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Level M2 Amphitheater

2:30 p.m. Teams to be announced at
3:25 p.m.
4:20 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Awards Reception*
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Level M3, Salon C

* For competitors and invited guests only.


Opening Round Judges

Division I

Wade Allen 

Tim Berry 
Palo Alto Software

Matt Green  

Gary Guion  
GPG Capital Management

Guenter Krauss 
IT Capital

Division II

Randall Crowder
Texo Ventures

Rob Kendall 
Amromco Energy

Joe LeDonne

Dan Sharplin 

Randall Terrell
Alternative Energy Development Management

Division III

Stu Clark 

Elizabeth Gerbel 
EAG Services

Ryan Sanders
Escalate Capital

Richard Winston 

Division IV

Shane Brisbin 
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Craig Casselberry 

Antonio Centeno 
A Tailored Suit

Clint Greenleaf 
Greenleaf Book Group

Melissa Moloney 

Division V

Rajiv Bala
S3 Ventures

Scott Emley 
Ramtron International

Ken Fritschel 

Chris Shonk
Liahona Ventures

Bryan Stolle 
Mohr Davidow

Division VI

Jim Graham 
Sante Ventures

Gail Papermaster 
Striata Group

Kaylen Silverberg, M. D.  
Texas Fertility Center

Phillip Wright 
Silicon Valley Bank

Jeriad Zoghby 

Division VII

Peter Cleaves 
DRG International

Kari Dingman

Scott Ingraham 
Zuma Capital

Rieva Lesonsky 
GrowBiz Media

Anthony Wright 
Dell Inc.

Division VIII

Jeff Hoogendam 

Shelley Hossenlopp 
poca international

Hunter Lentz 
PTV Sciences

Matt Wayne 
Entrepreneur & Investor

John Ward

Wild Card Challenge Judges

Division I

Ed Ellett 

Ron Kessler 
Ron Kessler Group

Robert Reeves 

Mike Shultz 
Infoglide Software Corp.

Division II

Jim Cox
Matt Ferris 
United States Gold Bureau 

Mike Turner 
Waveset Technologies  

Mike Frost 

Bill Hopkins 
The Knowledge Capital Group

Wells Fargo Clean Energy Finals Judges

Allen Gilmer
Drilling Info

Ashley Grosh 
Wells Fargo Environmental Affairs

Doug Hackney  
Enterprise Group Ltd.

Rebecca Klein 
Klein Energy

Doug Mangum 
Wells Fargo Bank



Semifinals Judges

Division I

Todd Clayton

Christopher Griffin
Microsoft Corporation

Rod Kurtz
The Huffington Post

Joel Trammell  
Cache IQ

Luis deBonoPaula 
Ideas in Color

Division II

Randall Baker 
PuraVida Ventures

Harlan Beverly

Brian Borack 
BMC Software

Greg Greeson
Entrepreneur / Industrial Designer

Eric Smith 
Pivot Acquisition Corp

Finals Judges

Mike Dodd
Austin Ventures

William Glasgow
Prime IX Investments

Thomas Pickens III 
Astrotech Corporation

Phil Speros
Halsa Pharmaceuticals