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Events and Startup Competitions

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February 2018
28
WED
Austin native Max Hoberman has played a major role in creating many of your favorite games including Call of Duty and Halo. He founded his company, Certain Affinity, in 2006 and has led it through continued growth for over a decade. Join this Entrepreneurship Live! where Max will share how he has stayed on top of the gaming industry’s evolution to fuel his company’s success!
 
Wednesday, February 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
March 2018
1
THU
Incubators and accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identify their best growth strategy and a reasonable plan to achieve it. But is participation in an incubator or accelerator the right move for you? Learn more about the ins and outs of incubators/accelerators from Bart Bohn, one of Austin’s biggest incubator champions.
 
Thursday, March 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC Room 2.302
1
THU
At the Spring 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Summit, entrepreneurs will share how they have harnessed the power of diverse perspectives to inspire innovation that resonates widely and drives business. Hear why investors are backing startups that prioritize diversity and how to improve your company's inclusion practices.
 
Thursday, March 1
5:30pm - 8:00pm

14
WED

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, and Texas MSTC proudly invite you to join us for the 5th annual SXSW Startup Pitch Competition!

The best Graduate startups from across the US will compete against each other for bragging rights and up to $10K in prizes. On the day of the competition, teams will pitch their startup and field questions from investors and entrepreneurs from the Austin community. Finalists will pitch at the SXSW Startup Village.

 
Wednesday, March 14
All Day

29
THU
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your semester. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups.
 
Thursday, March 29
5:00pm - 6:30pm

April 2018
5-7
THU   SAT
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the 18th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
 
Thursday, April 5 - Saturday, April 7
All Day

 
Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7
0:00am - 0:00am

19
THU

Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups.

 
Thursday, April 19
5:00pm - 6:30pm

26
THU
The Longhorn Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (LEAP) is an experiential leadership program that provides a hands-on experience to MBA students in accelerating a new venture through advice and assistance on the entrepreneurial process. Join the Spring 2018 teams as they showcase their work with Austin-area startups.
 
Thursday, April 26
5:30pm - 7:00pm