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At UT, the 'real world' isn't post-graduation

It’s one thing to learn about business models in the classroom, quite another to work side by side with local entrepreneurs to get a startup off the ground.

That’s why graduate students like William Liechty are jumping at the chance to participate in the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, a program that pairs emerging business leaders with teams of graduate and Ph.D. students in business, law, engineering and natural sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. 

“To me it seemed the most efficient way possible to gain practical business experience,” says Liechty, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering with an interest in entrepreneurship. 

The student teams share their knowledge base, help write business plans for the fledgling companies and get hands-on experience in bringing innovation — and jobs — to the marketplace.


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