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Get Investor Ready

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The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Accelerator matches Texas startups with cross-functional teams of UT Austin graduate students for 10-week long startup consulting projects. Our rigorous market validation process and our students’ research accelerates startups towards funding. 

JBTVL is now accepting startup company applications for the JBTVL Accelerator Fall 2021 cohort. We look for early stage startups that will benefit from leveraging our highly talented grad students and UT Austin resources to address important questions they have about their business with market validation, pricing and competitor research, business model analysis and a variety of other 10-week consulting projects.

What does a great startup candidate for our program look like? They're:

• Based in Austin, Houston or Dallas

• Early or growth stage startups, both pre-revenue and post revenue

• Seeking cross-disciplinary UT graduate student expertise

The application is open. The first step of our application takes about 30 minutes and is completely online. We will be speaking with select companies to better assess their needs and fit to be invited to an interview in July. Formal invitations to join the Fall cohort will be offered shortly after.

Please forward your referrals and questions to our general JBTVL Inbox and encourage your favorite startups to apply. Deadline to apply for the Fall 2021 cohort is July 11.

Accelerator Application - Start Here


Broaden Your Investor Network

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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.