The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at The University of Texas at Austin is a campus-wide initiative to accelerate start-ups in taking their innovations to market. In coordination with the McCombs School of Business, they have created the TVL Scholarship, a unique program for entrepreneurial students interested in attending business school.

This year’s TVL Scholarship Competition Semi-Finals & Finals were held on February 19th. Fourteen presenters gave their pitch to a panel of judges in hopes of winning the scholarship. Each TVL Scholarship is worth up to $174,000 and includes:

– $10,000 per year scholarship, as well as in-state tuition (for a total of $25,000 per year scholarship value).

– 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.

Congratulations to the 2016 TVL Scholarship Winners!


2016 TVL Scholarship winners Josh Berrington (left) and William Wilder (right)

Full scholarships were awarded to two first-place winners:

  • Josh Berrington, for Q’ello – a plant-based milk that is completely traceable and delivered right to your door.
  • William Wilder, for Wilder Systems – a business that supplies automated tools to the aerospace industry to improve productivity and quality.

First Runner-Up was awarded to Beth Hood,  for Tekton Industries, LLC and Second Runner-Up was awarded to Mahesh Murali for Falcon Technology.

More Entrepreneurship at McCombs

The McCombs School of Business, ranked #6 for entrepreneurship, offers many unique resources in one of America’s most innovative cities to prepare students for new business ventures. Learn more about TVL or check out these other resources: