The TVL Scholarship, a competitive scholarship awarded annually, includes:
- $20,000 scholarship
- Consideration for admission of your company into the TVL Accelerator upon graduation
- Consideration for a post-graduate position as a Venture Partner worth $50,000
- Continued support from Texas Venture Labs throughout the development of your company
Semifinalists are selected to travel to Austin to compete in a pitch competition on March 23, 2018. Even if you only have an idea and no actual product you are still encouraged to participate. The application is now open. Deadline to apply is February 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM.. Refer to the FAQs for more information.
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.
TVLIC gives away more than $58,000 a year in prizes during its fall and spring competitions. For questions, please see the Rules and FAQs.
The Fall TVLIC was held on December 1, 2017 at the ATT Conference Center. See the 2017 Fall Semifinals schedule here.
The Spring 2018 TVLIC will be held on Friday, May 4. Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.
Submit Your Intent to Compete
TVL Practicum Course
The Texas Venture Labs connects local startup companies with talented and entrepreneurial graduate students at the University of Texas.
The TVL Practicum offers students the chance to participate in semester-long consulting projects solving important problems alongside the company’s founders. If admitted to the program, students will work closely with two startup companies on: market validation, competitive analysis, financial analysis, and business model assessment. Practicum students also receive extensive funding guidance from professors and entrepreneurs.
The application for the Texas Venture Labs Practicum Fall 2018 class is now open. Applications are due on March 22, 2018. UT Austin graduate students with a taste for entrepreneurship can apply.
Apply for Fall 2018