We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2017 TVL Scholarship Competition! 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 the McCombs business school.
This year’s TVL Scholarship Competition Semi-Finals & Finals were held on February 24th, 2017. Nineteen presenters gave their pitch to a panel of judges in hopes of winning the scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2017 TVL Scholarship Winners!
Angelise Hadley, for EmbraceBox – the unique DIY subscription box geared towards girls with curly or textured hair to build a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
Tom Jackson, for Locus Tracking – a company that enables smartphone users to control their phone with their eyes.
First Runner-Up was awarded to John Grellner for Talos training and Second Runner-Up was awarded to Peter Loukas for Commissary Network.
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 offers many unique resources in Austin – one of America’s most innovative cities to prepare students for new business ventures. Learn more about TVL or check out these other resources:
- The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship: This research center is dedicated to funding teaching, research, and community outreach related to entrepreneurship.
- The Austin Technology Incubator: ATI is a highly successful business incubator focused on high-technology start-ups.
- IC2 Institute: An international think-tank for entrepreneurship.
- Central Texas Angel Network: A network of high net worth individuals focusing on seed stage investment and entrepreneur mentoring.