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Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

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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.

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 McCombs School of Business 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
GSB 5.130.

On February 5, the finals will take place in the Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.302).

Companies in each division will pitch every 45 minutes in the semi-finals. Please refer to the following for division line-ups and presentation order:

Division: Location

Division I: CBA 3.202

Division II: CBA 3.304

Division III: GSB 5.130

6:00PM

Guardian Sensors

Catch

Insurance Parachute

6:45PM

EngagedMD

AR Content

LoBan

7:30PM

Flipped Health

BlackBox Trainer

Scalar Security

8:15PM

ProteanSeq

NaviStore

Nomzii


Division: Location

Division IV: CBA 5.326

Division V: CBA 5.327

6:00PM

Never Empty

Local Feel

6:45PM

Smart Carrier Service

anomNOM

7:30PM

Domus

Professional Scale, Inc.

8:15PM

SigTrack

DraftCrunch

You can read a description of each of the competing companies in this PDF.

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 PM.

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

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.

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