The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (Texas VLIC) is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate students from the University of Texas present their ideas for new businesses, and receive invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors. Many Texas VLIC competitors go on to launch their businesses. Successful competitors have included uShip, Ordoro and Qcue among others. Download a copy of the program to learn what happened at the 2013 event.
Attend the Texas VLIC
The 2014 Texas VLIC will be in February, 2014 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX. The TVLIC Semifinals will be held at 6 p.m. on February 6 and the TVLIC Finals will be held at 6 p.m. February 13, 2014. Student companies compete for prizes valued at $110,000 including:
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, including pitch, 2-page executive summary, and full business plan are due by January 24, 2014. Full instructions will be sent to the team contact after submitting the Intent to Compete.
Submit Intent to Compete
Information and Help Sessions
- Intent to Compete Info Sessions: November 20, December 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, AT&T Conference Center, Room: M1089
- Business Plan and Presentation Help Sessions: January 9 and 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, AT&T Conference Center, Room: M1089
- Download the PowerPoint slides from our Texas VLIC information session, held on November 13, 2013
- Watch the recorded information session below
If you have further questions, you can also email Texas Venture Labs or visit our office hours Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the AT&T Conference Center at the One Twenty 5 Cafe.
Invest at the Texas VLIC
Whether you're 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