Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

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We transform graduate students into entrepreneurs and accelerate Austin-based startups to venture funding through market validation.

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What We Do

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is a campus-wide initiative to accelerate startups in taking their innovations to market and to transform graduate students into entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Accelerator

The TVL Accelerator provides an opportunity for startups to take their ventures to the next level with the unique benefit of leveraging UT Austin resources and talent. TVL also provides a venue for investors to engage with research and startups from The University of Texas at Austin. The TVL Accelerator matches early-stage Austin-area startups with cross-functional student teams from across UT’s graduate schools to help solve business problems. At the conclusion of each semester, TVL hosts an Expo to showcase the startups.  For more information, check out the FAQs.  

The deadline to apply to be an Accelerator company for Spring 2018 is November 21, 2017.  Apply now

Academics

The TVL Practicum connects local startup companies with talented and entrepreneurial graduate students from the MBA, law, engineering, pharmacy, and natural sciences programs. These students participate in semester-long consulting projects solving important problems alongside the company’s founders. Students work with the startups to deliver 200-300 hours of quality consulting work in exchange for academic course credit. We leverage the Austin ecosystem with unique, hands-on programs that extend across graduate programs on campus and the greater Austin startup community.

Info sessions are now being held.  Check out the TVL calendar under the About tab above for dates and times.  Applications to be a part of the Spring 2018 TVL Practicum are due by October 2, 2017.  Apply now

Investment Competition

The TVL Investment Competition (TVLIC) is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate students present their ideas for new businesses and receive prize money and invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors using Texas Venture Labs’ “Investor Ready” approach. Many TVLIC competitors go on to launch their own businesses. Competitors have included locally successful companies like uShip, Phurnace Software, Ordoro and BeatBox Beverages, among others.

The Fall TVLIC will be December 1, 2018.  Apply now.  Deadine to submit intent to compete is November 17, 2017.  Check out the Rules and FAQs for more information. 

Scholarship Competition

The TVL Scholarship Competition provides financial help to entrepreneurial students and an opportunity to earn their MBA while accelerating their startup. The TVL Scholarship Competition is a unique business pitch competition where potential MBA students pitch their business plan for a chance to win a scholarship to the McCombs School of Business. Refer to the FAQs for more information. 

The application is open and due by January 21, 2018.  Apply Today 

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