Student entrepreneurs from The University of Texas at Austin and their professors are meeting with President Obama this afternoon to discuss their ideas and private sector successes. As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity tour, Obama is making a previously unannounced visit to the Capital Factory, a startup incubator run by high tech… » Continue Reading
NuMat Technologies from Northwestern University beat out 37 teams from top MBA programs around the world to claim the grand prize at the 29th annual Global Venture Labs Investment Competition held at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, May 5. NuMat Technologies designs and creates high-performance materials to store clean fuels and produce… » Continue Reading
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and The University of Texas at Austin announced today that Accenture has awarded the university’s Texas Venture Labs (TVL) a $600,000 grant to help provide graduate students the skills they need to launch a business. TVL is an interdisciplinary education and research initiative designed to give students real-world experience in starting and… » Continue Reading
Vocal Media, a company that uses the dead-air time in international phone calls to advertise to U.S. immigrant populations, won the Texas round of the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) Feb. 16.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Technology Incubator Names Director to Lead Commercialization in Biosciences Unit
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a not-for-profit business-building unit of The University of Texas at Austin, has appointed Dr. Cindy R. WalkerPeach director of the ATI-Bioscience Incubator. WalkerPeach will be responsible for developing and expanding ATI's commercialization efforts in the life science, diagnostic and therapeutic sectors. She has extensive experience in startup and early stage… » Continue Reading
Phurnace Software, a company co-founded by a student while in the Texas Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, was purchased by BMC Software, a Houston-based firm, in a transaction that was announced yesterday (Jan. 7).