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The Herb Kelleher Center

The Herb Kelleher Center


Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) are ready to meet with students, faculty, and staff to provide guidance for those looking to launch a startup. If you would like to meet with an EIR, please make an appointment.

The Herb Kelleher Center

New Ventures

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the backbones of the Herb Kelleher Center. We're dedicated to encouraging these values at McCombs, UT Austin, and the world at large. Learn more.

The Herb Kelleher Center

Upcoming Events

Come get a first-hand look at how the Kelleher Center promotes entrepreneurship. Sign up to attend our next event.

The Herb Kelleher Center

Partnership Opportunities

Partnerships with the Kelleher Center provide startups and established organizations with resources to begin new and exciting ventures. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

December 3rd, 2015 1:00pm-5:00pm
December 2nd, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm
December 31st, 2015 All Day
January 5th, 2016 0:00am-0:00am

Kelleher Center News

Bright Alums Light Up Austin’s Startup ‘A-List’
Many of Austin’s brightest startups have ties to The University of Texas at Austin. Six of 12 companies on the 2015 Austin “A-List”, which was created by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and South by Southwest Interactive, are connected to the university...

McCombs Among Top 10 in Entrepreneurship for Sixth Year Running
The McCombs School of Business and its Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship again came in eighth in the Princeton Review’s tally of the top 25 U.S. graduate schools for entrepreneurship for 2016, which it publishes in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine...

UT Austin Startup Incubator Among National Elite 
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin has been named one of the top eight startup incubators in the nation by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation...

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Welcome to the Kelleher Center

Since 2001, the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal has been dedicated to promoting research and innovation at The University of Texas at Austin. By encouraging collaboration among researchers, developers, and investors, we play an important role in maintaining central Texas' reputation as one of the nation's most influential business communities. Great ideas are worth exploring, and the Kelleher Center strives to be a place where those ideas--and the people who conceive them--can flourish. Learn more about the Kelleher Center

What We Do

The Herb Kelleher Center aims to be Austin's go-to organization for startup resources and entrepreneurial promotion. If you are looking to get involved in the startup world in nearly any capacity, the Kelleher Center wants to help you on your way.

  • Academics >


    The University of Texas at Austin is known the world over for having exceptional faculty who are leaders in their fields. The Kelleher Center aims to enhance UT's reputation for academic excellence by connecting promising minds with the courses, instructors, and community happenings that can benefit them the most. Learn more about academic offerings.

  • Programs & Partnerships >

    Programs & Partnerships

    Each year, the Kelleher Center presents a variety of programs and events for entrepreneurs, investors, students, and other interested members in the business and research communities. If you are looking for an opportunity to mingle with some of the most innovative minds in central Texas or a chance to partner with the Center on a new venture, please take a look at our Programs and Partnerships page.

  • Research >


    The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most prominent research institutions in the nation. The Herb Kelleher Center is committed to promoting research at McCombs, UT, and throughout central Texas. View research publications.

  • Resources >


    Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to finance your startup, a student who wants to intern with an up-and-coming new firm, or an investor seeking a new and exciting venture, we can help.

    Find Jobs and Internships

    Connect with Investors and View Startup Resources