The Texas MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business is located right in the middle of America’s most innovative city.  As a top entrepreneurial MBA program, Texas MBA can offer many unique resources to prepare students for new business ventures. One of the best resources for aspiring entrepreneurs at McCombs is Texas Venture Labs.

 Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is an initiative to accelerate startups in taking their innovations to market and help entrepreneurs become leaders in business. As a Texas MBA, you’ll have access to the many resources that TVL has to offer! From pairing up with local startups for a semester-long consulting project, to having the opportunity to compete in the annual Investment Competition, TVL will help you build the skills you need to turn your idea into a success story.

TVL Practicum

Texas MBA students admitted to the TVL Practicum program have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long consulting project with local Austin startups. You’ll gain real-world experience by providing research and consulting services to aid startups in taking their products to market and making funding decisions.

New Venture Creation

The New Venture Creation class introduces students to the concepts and issues involved in evaluating and creating a new business venture.  By the end of the course, you will be able to evaluate business opportunities as an entrepreneur or investor for startups and established companies.

TVL Scholarship Competition

In coordination with the McCombs School of Business, TVL has created the TVL Scholarship Competition, a unique program for entrepreneurial students interested in attending business school. The winner of the TVL Scholarship also receives consideration for admission of their company into the TVL Accelerator upon graduation, consideration for a post-graduate position as a Venture Partner, as well as continued support from TVL throughout the development of their company.

The Scholarship Competition Application is OPEN & accepting applicants until February 14, 2018. We encourage future MBAs to apply!

TVL Investment Competition

The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Students from The University of Texas at Austin present their ideas for new businesses and receive invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors. Many TVLIC competitors go on to launch their businesses.

2017 Texas Venture Labs investment Competition Winners

Other entrepreneurial resources at McCombs include…


No other top-ranked business school can offer the vast network of the University of Texas at Austin against the backdrop of the vibrant Austin business community. We hope you’ll explore all the resources above to  discover more about how McCombs & TVL will prepare you to launch your business.

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