The Venture Labs Investment Competition simulates the process of raising venture capital. The judges function as an investment group seeking to reach consensus on the business venture they would most likely fund.
Watch the top four UT teams pitch their new venture ideas to a panel of investors on February 16. You’ll come away inspired to start your own venture. Our judges will be alums from the eight companies that have started companies using the Texas Venture Labs process and successfully raised at least $ 1 million of outside investor capital. There will be a reception immediately following the competition to announce the winner.
Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals
Wednesday, Feb. 16
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue
Level M2, Room 203
4:00 PM ClearBrook Imaging
ClearBrook Imaging is a specialty, development-stage, medical device company focused on the development of intravascular photoacoustic cardiac diagnostic imaging technology to address the shortcomings of the existing modalities within the industry.
Ryan Miller, MSTC 2011; David Mortellaro, MSTC 2011; Jimmy Su, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
4:35 PM Vocal Media
Vocal Media is an advertising media venture with a low-end disruption to traditional advertising media that is designed to target hard-to-reach, ethnic immigrant populations living in America. We will reach these target markets by utilizing a new form of advertising media created by the dead-air time in international phone calls.
David Saldana, MSTC 2011; Arely Fontecha, MSTC 2011; Marty McCrea, MSTC 2011; Justin Dickstein, MSTC 2011
5:10 PM Garage Fairy
Do you have stuff at home that you don’t use and don’t have time to sell it? Is Craigslist and eBay too much hassle for you? Let Garage Fairy do the work for you. We pick up your items, and leave you cash. Think of us as a tooth fairy, but for adults.
Iva Paleckova, MBA 2011
5:45 PM Urban Dish
Urban Dish is a fast casual restaurant concept offering a simple, customizable menu for patrons who appreciate a modern sustainable approach to traditional food but also place a high priority on time and convenience.
Aaron Lyons, MBA 2011
For more information on the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition, visit: http://vlic.utexas.edu/