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Venture Labs Investment Competition

The annual Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC) is an opportunity for students from The University of Texas at Austin to obtain funding for new ventures.

The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (Texas VLIC) is held each May.Additional details will be posted below as they become available. For the most up-to-date details subscribe to our newsletter.

Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

Texas VLIC is open to graduate students from the University of Texas in the process of launching a business. Each May, we invite 20-25 teams to compete for cash and prizes.

  • Total cash prizes of $12,000
  • Austin Technology Incubator launch package
  • Consulting time with the Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

Learn more about Texas VLIC

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 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