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. The competition is open to any UT Austin graduate student. For questions, please see the Rules and FAQs or contact us at infoTVL@mccombs.utexas.edu.
The 2019 Fall TVLIC was held on Friday, December 6 in Rowling Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Click here for the Semifinals schedule with venture descriptions.
Plexus Technologies was named the Texas Champion. See all the winners.
The 2020 Spring TVLIC will be held online on May 8, 2020. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 27 at midnight.
TVL Practicum Course
The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs connects local startup companies with talented and entrepreneurial graduate students at the University of Texas.
The JBTVL 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.
Applications for the Texas Venture Labs Practicum Fall 2020 are open. UT Austin graduate students with a taste for entrepreneurship should apply. The deadline is February 21, 2020. Questions? Contact us at infoTVL@mccombs.utexas.edu.