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Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

BeatBox Beverages Presenting at 2013 TVLIC

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.

2015 Texas VLIC Winners

Congrats to the following winners of the 2015 competition:

1st Place: Flipped Health

2nd Place: Draft Crunch

3rd Place: Nomzii

Pippen Veteran Award: BlackBox Trainer

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.

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.

Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry