Each semester, TVL works with at least 30 startups - founded by entrepreneurial leaders in the ecosystem and graduate students. Our companies are open for investment opportunities and can be viewed below.
MAKING GOOD IDEAS INVESTOR READY
The Texas Venture Labs Accelerator matches Texas startups with cross-functional teams of UT Austin graduate students for 10-week startup consulting projects. Through this collaborative initiative, companies gain valuable insights, expertise, and strategic guidance from these aspiring business leaders. By actively engaging with TVL Accelerator, startups demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement and their willingness to leverage the collective knowledge of seasoned entrepreneurs and the bright minds of graduate students. This hands-on experience equips companies with a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics, operational efficiency, and strategic decision-making, making them highly attractive to investors seeking promising ventures with a solid foundation and a growth-oriented mindset.
TVL INVESTMENT COMPETITION
The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) is a transformative platform for student-led companies to showcase their entrepreneurial prowess. The competition challenges these budding entrepreneurs to refine their business models, develop compelling investment strategies, and present their ideas to a panel of experienced judges and potential investors. Companies that participate in TVLIC demonstrate their ability to articulate a clear vision, effectively communicate their value proposition, and showcase their market viability. The intense preparation and rigorous evaluation process ensure that these companies have honed their business acumen, refined their financial projections, and crafted a compelling investment case. By emerging from TVLIC, these student-led companies showcase their investor readiness by highlighting their entrepreneurial drive, innovative ideas, and solid plans for growth, making them an attractive proposition for investors seeking promising startups with high growth potential.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN ACTIONWe host the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) each semester, open to all UT graduate students. The competition mimics the real-world process of raising venture capital. Students present new business ideas and receive invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors, along with cash prizes for winners. Many TVLIC competitors go on to fund and launch their businesses.
INTERESTED IN CONNECTING?
Texas Venture Labs can connect you with some of Austin's brightest and most creative startups from the TVL Investment Competition and TVL Accelerator. We invite you to ask for an introduction today.