Events and Startup Competitions

Events and Startup Competitions

Events and Startup Competitions

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Events and Competitions

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September 2017
30
SAT

Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2016.

 
Saturday, September 30
All Day

October 2017
3
TUES
The Baylor New Venture Competition is open to all students (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students) and recent alumni (graduated no further back than 18 months prior to October-3 deadline for submission of the executive summary) from any not-for-profit accredited college or university across the globe. We aim to showcase the latest and most innovative student start-up ideas, and look forward to providing the feedback and, potentially, the start-up capital necessary to transform dream ventures into reality.
 
Tuesday, October 3
8:00pm - 8:00pm

4
WED

In the early stages of a startup, some team members may be working with a promise of equity, hopeful for a wildly successful long-term business. Founders, early employees and early-stage executives are all vying for a piece of the equity pie. Many startup founders have a simple enough question – how do I split this fairly? Equity allotment can cause emotions to run high with opposing opinions, but having a clearly defined process for distributing equity can help you assuage the stress of allocation.

 
Wednesday, October 4
12:00pm - 1:00pm

4
WED
From backyard cookouts to dozens of awards, including the best brisket in Texas, hear how Aaron Franklin fanned the fire that took his business from small BBQ trailer to one of the most famous BBQ joints in the USA.  Join this TexTalks where Franklin discusses the power of community, social media, and how he turned a passion for the BBQ pit into a successful business. 
 
Wednesday, October 4
6:00pm - 8:00pm

15
SUN

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Multiple Techstars programs are now accepting applications. 

 
Sunday, October 15
11:00pm - 11:00pm

November 2017
10
FRI
2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event will feature 50 Interactive technology companies from 10 different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges. 
 
Friday, November 10
11:00pm - 11:30pm

17
FRI
The TVL Investment Competition (TVLIC) is a twice-yearly pitch competition for all University of Texas at Austin graduate students who are looking to start new ventures. For more information on TVL's other programs, check us out at tvl.utexas.edu
 
Friday, November 17
11:00pm - 11:30pm

December 2017
1
FRI
The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin present their ideas for new businesses and receive invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors. Many TVLIC competitors go on to launch their businesses. Successful competitors have included uShip, Ordoro and Qcue among others.
 
Friday, December 1
All Day

7
THU
See the best startups Austin has to offer in a fast-paced, high-energy setting. Find out which startups are raising money, which are seeking advisors and board members, and which are simply hitting it out of the park. Meet investors, entrepreneurs, and the companies that are making Austin great. It's a who's who of investors in Austin, and a chance to reconnect with fellow investors as well. All of this in just an afternoon of time!
 
Thursday, December 7
1:00pm - 7:00pm

January 2018
21
SUN
Thank you for your interest in the Texas Venture Labs (TVL) Scholarship Competition. This competition is for applicants to the McCombs Full-Time MBA program. TVL is a McCombs Center of Excellence that accelerates entrepreneurs and startups towards funding and launch. TVL manages this scholarship application on behalf of the Full-Time MBA program.
 
Sunday, January 21
All Day