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Get Investor Ready

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The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Accelerator matches Austin-area 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. At the end of the semester, each Accelerator company is offered an opportunity to present to Austin’s investor community at our capstone Venture Expo event. 

All new applications will be considered for the upcoming Spring 2019 cohort. The application deadline for the Spring cohort is January 3, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered for the Fall 2019 cohort.

Austin Accelerator Application - Start Here

Starting in Fall 2018, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs will launch our inaugural Dallas and Houston Accelerator cohorts. Unlike our Austin-based cohorts, these startups will be matched to work with McCombs School of Business Working Professional MBA students from our Dallas and Houston campuses. Please contact us for more information about the application process and the program.

DFW/HOU Accelerator Application

Broaden Your Investor Network

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Our Accelerator company alumni have successfully received funding approximately 40% of the time. This is due in large part to Venture Expo, an event we host twice a year to connect investors to our Accelerator companies.

See the best startups that Austin and Central Texas have to offer in a fast-paced, high-energy setting. Find out which startups are raising money, which are seeking advisors and board members and which are simply hitting it out of the park. Meet investors, entrepreneurs and the companies that are making our Texan economy proud. Venture Expo offers a who's who of investors in Austin and a chance to connect with the community's entrepreneurial ecosystem. All of this in just one afternoon!

Venture Expo will feature elevator pitches from the 14 members of our Fall 2018 JBTVL Accelerator Cohort who comprise some of the best early stage startups in the area. Additionally, we will feature top graduate student ventures emerging from UT Austin. You won't want to miss interacting with all of these amazing founders on the expo floor. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Keynote and JBTVL Accelerator Company Elevator Pitches
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Exposition

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