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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 Fall 2020 cohort. 

Austin Accelerator Application - Start Here

In Spring 2019, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs launched our inaugural Dallas and Houston Accelerator cohorts. Unlike our Austin-based cohorts, these startups are 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. We will seek applications in the Spring of 2020.

DFW/HOU Accelerator Application

Broaden Your Investor Network

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Our Accelerator company alumni have successfully received funding approximately 43% 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.