Wells Fargo Announces Three-Year, $450,000 Grant to Support Clean Energy Entrepreneurship at McCombs School of Business
As part of its national environmental grant program, Wells Fargo today announced that it has provided a three-year grant totaling $450,000 to the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin that will allow the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) to further develop the Clean Energy track started last year with an initial… » Continue Reading
New Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program Enables Entrepreneurs to Fund Their MBAs with a Business Plan
The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business announced today its new Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program, in which entrepreneurs are awarded scholarships to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their MBAs.
Laura Kilcrease, a 25-year veteran of the Austin technology scene, is the 2012-13 entrepreneur-in-residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
The Texas Venture Labs at the McCombs School of Business is now the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, in recognition of a combined gift of more than $6 million from Fort Worth businessman and entrepreneur Jon Brumley to fund the growth of the program at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), the longest-running investment competition for graduate student entrepreneurs, will be held May 2-5 at The University of Texas at Austin. The "Super Bowl of business plan competitions," this year’s Global VLIC features more than 40 teams that gained eligibility by winning a regional new venture competition in the U.S.… » Continue Reading
1 Semester Startup Class to Host “Demo Day” with Special Guest James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments
The second-ever "Demo Day" will bring together Austin's entrepreneurial community on Thursday, April 26, for a showcasing of 10 undergraduate student startups from The University of Texas at Austin. Each startup will present a six-minute investor pitch. The startups are part of the spring 2012 1 Semester Startup (1SS) class, an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship practicum for undergraduates.
The University of Texas at Austin's newest space for startups — Longhorn Startup Camp — will be a stop on the SXSW Startup Crawl, which takes place Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. as part of UT Entrepreneurship Week. As a stop on the crawl, Longhorn Startup Camp will showcase its residents –… » Continue Reading
Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has accepted 10 new portfolio companies for the spring semester. The accepted companies are equally divided into one of two stages — early development stage, with a business plan, executive team and need for capital, and funded stage, which comprises companies that have a product, have had an early round of… » Continue Reading
1 Semester Startup Class at The University of Texas at Austin to Host “Demo Day” to Showcase 20 Undergraduate Startups
Twenty undergraduate student startups from The University of Texas at Austin will present five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community Thursday, Dec. 1. The startups are part of 1 Semester Startup (1SS), a class at the university that supports undergraduates who are starting companies.
College of Natural Sciences Builds Entrepreneurship Programs Under Direction of New Associate Dean Skip Porter
The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is building new entrepreneurship programs to better connect students and faculty to industry under the direction of W. Arthur "Skip" Porter, the college's new associate dean for innovation and science enterprise.