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The Best Texas Startups

VLIC 2015 Investors Final

Our Accelerator company alumni have successfully received funding approximately 42% of the time. This is due in large part to the work our graduate students do for our Accelerator companies. Our motto is Investor Ready and we work to help our companies  connect with investors.

Check out this semester's cohort of companies here.   

Listings of past cohorts can be found on our blog at 

Contact us at if you need help connecting with one of our Accelerator companies.  



Attend the Student Investment Competition

Glutact Presenting

Each semester we host an Investment Competition that is open to all UT graduate students. The next Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition will be held on December 3, 2021.  

The Texas Venture Labs 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 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.

TVLIC gives away more than $58,000 a year in prizes plus a multitude of services during its fall and spring competitions. For questions, please see the  Rules and FAQs or contact us at

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please complete our judging registration form.

Register to Judge