Calling all UT Graduate Students from all Majors! – Texas Venture Labs Practicum – deadline approaching Oct. 2

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Calling all UT Graduate Students from all Majors!

Two important deadlines are fast approaching! Mark you calendar today to take advantage of these exciting opportunities that may only come once in your school career!

Texas Venture Labs Practicum – Spring 2018 Enrollment – Learn more below and Apply now! (deadline: October 2, 2017)


Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition – Apply now! (deadline: November 21, 2017)

Texas Venture Labs Practicum – Spring 2018 Enrollment (deadline: October 2, 2017)

Texas Venture Labs connects local startup companies with talented and entrepreneurial graduate students at the University of Texas. All majors are welcome! The practicum allows students to work in cross-functional teams to advance up and coming Austin start-ups. A sampling of past student representation includes all colleges and grad degrees: Ph.D’s, MBA’s, Business, Law, Engineering, Pharmacy, College of Natural Sciences, Translational Sciences, Information Sciences, Physics and the list goes on!

The TVL Practicum offers students the chance to participate in semester-long consulting projects solving important problems alongside the company’s founders. If admitted to the program, students will work closely with two startup companies on: market validation, competitive analysis, financial analysis, and business model assessment. Practicum students also receive extensive funding guidance from professors and entrepreneurs.

TVL has a long history of working with investors and up-and-coming start-ups in Austin. From products commercialized from UT Alumni, to Software, Tech, Virtual Reality, Electronics, Consumer Packaged Goods, Health startups, etc.

The application for the Texas Venture Labs Practicum Spring 2018 class is now open. The deadline to apply for Spring 2018 is October 2, 2017. UT Austin graduate students with a taste for entrepreneurship can apply.

Apply now!

Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition – Fall 2017 – deadline: November 21, 2017

The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) is designed to mimic the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate 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. Successful competitors have included uShip, Ordoro and Qcue among others.

Don’t underestimate this opportunity to learn new skills, launch your new business, or expand your career options!

Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 TVLIC Winners ring the bell at Nasdaq

TVLIC gives away more than $58,000 a year in prizes during its fall and spring competitions. The 2017 Fall TVLIC will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017. The application is now open. The last day to submit an application is November 21, 2017. For questions, please see the Rules and FAQs.

Apply now!

Announcing Fall 2017 TVL Accelerator Companies!

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Please join us in welcoming the latest TVL Accelerator cohort.

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is pleased to announce the following companies for the Fall 2017 TVL Accelerator. Take a moment to explore this promising group spanning healthcare, technology, consumer, and business services. The TVL Practicum students will hit the ground running on Monday Sept. 11 to work with the companies in preparation of Venture Expo on December 7.

Click on the logos to learn more about each company and past Alumni TVL Companies.


Digital analytics technology allows outdoor advertisers to calculate ROI by correlating source views to in-store and online impressions. (Rebrand from Ads for the Road)

Mobile, Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that powers farm-to-table, allowing restaurants and buyers to find and purchase with ease.

Brand-controlled marketplace and retail locator providing website sales conversions, customer engagement, and advertising.


Group-messaging + location-sharing app where close friends can stay in the loop while earning rewards just for spending time together.



Patented eyewear, utilizing micro-thin, flexible and unbreakable technology for comfort under helmets or aviation-style headsets.



Health network solution leveraging customized data collection at the lower level, to spur efficiency and efficacy evaluations.


Patent pending, intrauterine technology add-on to current intrauterine devices (IUDs) solving the medical and monetary issues of device expulsion and rejection during the first 4 weeks after a woman gives birth to a child.

Universal, crowdfunding platform, consolidates investment opportunities from platforms around the world, tailoring investments to investor interests and goals.


Patented, first whole animal (in vivo), high throughput and high content drug screening platform.



Mobile commerce marketplace that streamlines on-demand service, operations, and creates personalized customer experiences in one interconnected system.



Identity Platform for the Future of Work – ‘Human capital DMP’ focused on the secure management of documents and data related to employment.




Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) solution, creating immersive data collecting experiences for Stadiums, Brands and Venues.



Real-time collaboration and multimedia platform built for the technical and creative needs of writers.



Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation (SOFI) award winner, healthy, gluten free and versatile Latin American food product line, poised for expansion into hotels, restaurants and international distribution.


Are you an Austin company with the next great idea? Join our free, no cash, no equity, gratis accelerator and get a curated group of great grad students working to support getting you funded today!