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Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

TVLIC Helps Students Get Investor Ready
Graduate students pitch their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors. Read more

All Your Questions Answered
Watch our video with TVL Assistant Director Harlan Beverly talking about what it takes to win.

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.

The Fall 2016 TVLIC was held on Friday, December 2, 2016 in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The Semifinals was held in five divisions from 9 AM until 12 PM.  The E. Craig Nemec Elevator Challenge ran from 1 PM – 3 PM. The Finals were held from 4 PM – 7 PM with a reception immediately following to announce the winner. View the schedule here

The Spring TVLIC will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017.  For periodic reminders and notifications about TVLIC events and deadlines, subscribe to the TVLIC mailing list here


Have questions about TVLIC

  • Check out the Rules, Awards and FAQ links on the left side of this page.
  • Come by TVL Office Hours at One Twenty 5 Café in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at 1900 University Avenue on Wednesdays from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

  • Email us at infoVLIC@mccombs.utexas.edu

Get Involved

Seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders provide valuable mentorship and feedback to students through the New Venture Creation class and the TVLIC startup pitch competitions. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete our judging registration form here.  Email us at InfoVLIC@mccombs.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

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

Sponsorship and Media Inquiries

If you are interested in sponsoring 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