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.

Congratulations to the 2016 TVL Scholarship Winners!

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. (pictured left)

William Wilder, for Wilder Systems – a business that supplies automated tools to the aerospace industry to improve productivity and quality. (pictured right)

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

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.

More Entrepreneurial Opportunities 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: