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 2014 event.
The 2015 Texas VLIC
The 2015 Texas VLIC will be on February 4, 2015 from 6 PM – 9 PM for the Semifinals and February 5, 2015 from 6 PM – 9 PM for the Finals at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX.
On February 4, the TVLIC semi-final heats will take place in the following rooms at the McCombs School of Business:
CBA 3.202, 3.304, 5.326, and 5.327
On February 5, the finals will take place in the Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.302).
Please complete the Intent to Compete by Dec. 12, 2014 to begin your team’s application process for the 2015 Texas VLIC. Completion of the intent to compete requires information about the team and company. Each team will then be required to submit an executive summary and business plan by Jan. 26, 2015.
Student companies compete for prizes including:
For additional information about the competition, please find the TVLIC Info Deck and Rules-and-Guidelines or come by TVL Office Hours
at One Twenty 5 Café in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference
Center on Wednesdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and Thursdays 2:00 PM – 3:00
Congratulations to the 2014 Texas VLIC winners
The winners of the 2014 Texas VLIC are:
- First place: WiseWear Corporation
- First runner up: Plasmatronycs
- Second runner up: GrillMobile
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.
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