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Events and Startup Competitions

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Events and Competitions

Check out the latest events in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UT Austin. For a complete list of Startup Competitions for students click on the button below. 

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February 2019
25
MON
The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in starting their own business ventures, managing new ventures and products, or generating and implementing new ideas in any role throughout their careers. Learn more at the next information session!
 
Monday, February 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm

CBA 3.202
26
TUES
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. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas.  From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things! 
 
Tuesday, February 26
10:00am - 11:30am

Student Activity Center SAC 1.106, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
28
THU
Join The Graduate Student Assembly's E&I Agency for our inaugural "Design Across Disciplines" Workshop & Pitch Challenge. If you are interested in creating positive social impact with your innovations, learning basic business concepts that can help you refine your ideas, and pitching your project to win support will set you up for continued success in any career path you choose! Work with grad students from other disciplines to design and pitch solutions to real-world problems, as found in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and apply new tools in a collaborative and supportive environment. Think of it as a crash course in strategic problem-solving led by industry professionals and passionate innovators. Design Across Disciplines will be taking place at the Student Activities Center over two days, Thursday Feb 28 and Friday March 1, from 1 pm to 5 pm on each day. The final session will be an expo where the teams will "pitch" their ideas in a strategic business framework. The "Best in Show" will be awarded a cash prize, but more importantly, that team earns bragging rights! Apply today by filling out the form found https://docs.google.com/forms/u/2/d/1gyJO4cxJvzoKnoPUffpjE6wIhvmwcOdJbB85CmG9-2w/viewform?edit_requested=true!
 
Thursday, February 28
1:00pm - 3:30pm

28
THU

While the hotel and travel industry was slowly moving their businesses to online web booking, HotelTonight Co-Founder Jared Simon and his team built their entire product and business based on online mobile booking, making it the world’s first made-for-mobile hotel booking app.


Join us in this fireside chat as we dive into Jared’s founder story, innovation within the industry and market trends on the horizon.

 
Thursday, February 28
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
March 2019
6
WED

Incubators and accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identify their best growth strategy and design a reasonable plan to achieve it.


The number of incubators has increased dramatically over the past few years, with new programs consistently appearing throughout Texas.


Learn more about the ins and outs of incubators/accelerators from some of Austin's biggest startup evangelists.

 
Wednesday, March 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
6
WED
The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in starting their own business ventures, managing new ventures and products, or generating and implementing new ideas in any role throughout their careers. Learn more at the next information session!
 
Wednesday, March 6
4:00pm - 5:00pm

CBA 3.202
13
WED
The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in starting their own business ventures, managing new ventures and products, or generating and implementing new ideas in any role throughout their careers. Learn more at the next information session!
 
Wednesday, March 13
5:00pm - 6:00pm

CBA 3.202
27
WED
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. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, March 27
10:00am - 11:30am

Student Activity Center SAC 1.106, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
April 2019
3
WED
Launch: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Business In this startup workshop, learn how to create a business under $5k from tools, processes and minimum marketing setup to attract customers. Also, create awareness of the digital transformation that is happening and how to take advantage.
 
Wednesday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
17
WED
Join industry experts as we explore the core characteristics of impact investing, the state of the market and recent trends and innovations in social impact funds.
Guest speakers include: David Robinson Jr. – Admiral Capital, John Thornborrow – Austin Impact Capital, Meeta Kothare – Sustainability & Social Innovation Initiative at McCombs School of Business and Zoe Schlag – Techstars
 
Wednesday, April 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
24
WED
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. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, April 24
10:00am - 11:30am

Student Activity Center SAC 1.106, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
May 2019
1
WED
Figuring Out Your Go To Market Strategy A Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy is an essential process for a startup business to generate traction fast. This workshop covers the essential components of a GTM strategy i.e. branding, value proposition, segmentation and beachhead strategy, customer insights, personas, customer journeys, content creation, growth hacking tips and customer experience and delight. We will adopt a structured approach to creating a step-by-step GTM plan through proven concepts and fact finding processes. This workshop is designed for startups and entrepreneurs with insights and concepts that can be easily learnt and effectively applied.
 
Wednesday, May 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
7
TUES
Minor Cohort Closeout Celebration
 
Tuesday, May 7
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SAC Ballrooms 2.410 & 2.412