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TVL Accelerator

Since 2010, The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has worked with 63 start-ups in a wide range of industries. Our companies have raised over $187 million. Forty-eight percent of companies that participate in our accelerator have successfully raised funds. This statistic reflects our mission of helping startups reach a funding decision sooner, which for some may mean bootstrapping when possible or no longer pursuing a business idea if the market is discovered not viable. We've done especially well helping to advance capital-intensive companies in industries like life sciences and medical devices, but we've been equally successful with technology and mobile companies.

We've worked with over 150 graduate students from the McCombs School of Business, the School of Law, the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, and the College of Natural Sciences. As many as two out of three students have gone on to either launch their own business, or join an existing start-up.

Join as a Startup

The TVL Accelerator admits between 10 and 12 companies each semester. To apply, companies must have full-time management or management whose primary focus is their startup, be in the process of or have already completed development of a prototype or product and have completed basic market research. Companies that are actively seeking funding, and those with some tie to the UT System are strongly preferred.

Benefits of participating in the TVL Accelerator include:

  • Between 400 and 500 hours of student time a value of $50,000
  • The opportunity to present at Venture Expo
  • Access to the TVL Alumni Network of successful entrepreneurs and former students

Startup applications for the Fall 2014 TVL Accelerator will open in late Spring 2014. Sign up for an alert when applications go live.

Attend Venture Expo

The next TVL Venture Expo will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center. Please check back in March for information on how to register for this event.

Invest in Accelerator Companies

Whether you're an angel investor or institutional investor, we're happy to introduce you to any of our Accelerator's current or former companies. Please feel free to email us directly with questions.

Sponsorship and Media Inquiries

If you are interested in sponsoring the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, through the donation of either in-kind services or a gift, we would be happy to discuss our program in greater detail. Please email us to begin a conversation.

Media inquiries about any other aspect of the Texas Venture Labs may also be directed to us via email.

Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry

Page last updated: 1/13/2014