Watch Startup Pitches at the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition on Dec. 6

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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, BeatBox Beverages, Phurnace Software and Qcue among others.

TVLIC gives away more than $58,000 a year in prizes during its fall and spring competitions. The competition is open to any UT Austin graduate student. For questions, please see the  Rules and FAQs or contact us at

The 2019 Fall TVLIC will be held on Friday, December 6 in Rowling Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Semifinals and Nemec Elevator Challenge will run from 9 AM until 12 PM. Top teams from Semifinals will compete in the Finals from 2 PM until 5 PM in the Crum Auditorium.

The public is welcome to watch these aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ventures.  The full presentation schedule will be posted here soon.

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