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Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

GalvaPlus presents in the Finals

The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, the Super Bowl of Investment Competitions, is the premier world-wide investment competition. The 2015 competition was held in May at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX.

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

Competing in Global VLIC

Teams can compete at Global VLIC by winning an affiliated competition or applying through the open berth. For additional guidance, please review the Global VLIC rules. If you have additional questions, please email or call Ann Whitt, TVL Coordinator, at (512) 232-6597.

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners

  • Global Champion: Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville. Read more about them in this McCombs Today article.
  • First Runner-up: Ecogent, Thammasat University
  • Second Runner-up: Elegus Technologies, University of Michigan
  • Third Runner-up: Aerox, Thammasat University
  • Wells Fargo Clean Energy Award Winner: Aerox, Thammasat University

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 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 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.

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

Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry

Additional Information

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