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TVLIC Winners Open Nasdaq

Posted in TVL Investment Competition

On August 9, 2017, the winners of the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition rang the opening bell at Nasdaq in New York City.  SandBox Semiconductors and NovoThelium were 2 of 45 teams that competed in this year’s competitions.  Lauren Cornell and Bianca Cerqueira, founders of NovoThelium, and Meghali Chopra, CEO of SandBox Semiconductor shared the podium. Sandbox Semiconductor‘s patent-pending technology, Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching (“RODEo”) uses kinetic process…

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Jon Brumley Visits UT Austin and Shares How to Get a Job After College

Posted in Alumni, Students, and TVL Investment Competition

This past semester, Texas Venture Labs was visited by our benefactor and primary endowment donor, Mr. Jon Brumley. Each semester Mr. Brumley visits campus to meet with the leaders of the TVL Leadership Practicum, a class for graduate students at UT Austin, who have completed the TVL Associates Practicum class. This year, he shared his thoughts on how to get the perfect job after college. Jon Brumley, BBA ’61 has had a long career of…

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14 TVL Accelerator Companies are ready to shake and bake after Spring 2017

Posted in Investors, Startups, TVL Accelerator, and TVL Investment Competition

From Clean Tech, Technology, Lifescience, Consumer Goods and Services, Texas Venture Labs was proud to usher this cohort to becoming Investor Ready! Each pre- and post revenue company worked with a specially curated set of practicum graduate students from January to May to define and refine their problem statements. This included a consulting deliverable, pitch preparation and the opportunity to present at the TVL VentureExpo. Sweet icing on the cake! Take a look at this cohort…

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TVL Accelerator Proves Investor Ready at Spring 2017 Expo

Posted in Startups, and TVL Accelerator

Many companies could benefit from better market sizing, more market validation and better product/market. These are all areas that can easily prevent an investment deal from happening. The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) Accelerator helps companies get Investor Ready through our free accelerator program (no cash or equity).  A few of our companies even receive funding offers the very night of the big TVL Expo event held every semester. Our TVL Accelerator companies pitch in front of…

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NovoThelium Wins 2017 Spring TVLIC

Posted in Startups, Students, and TVL Investment Competition

Lauren Cornell, a Ph.D. candidate at the UT Austin College of Pharmacy, received first place in the 2017 Spring Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) on May 5, 2017, for her company, NovoThelium. NovoThelium has developed a technology that enables women to regenerate a nipple made from their own cells after a mastectomy. The technology preserves the unique native proteins and complex submicron level tissue architecture of the nipple. The technology can be applied to…

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Mesh Wins Wells Fargo Clean Technology Prize at Spring 2017 TVLIC

Posted in Startups, Students, TVL Investment Competition, and TVL Investment Competition

The UT Austin student company called Mesh has won the Wells Fargo Clean Technology Award at the spring 2017 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) at The University of Texas at Austin on May 5, 2017. TVLIC featured 24 startup companies started by graduate students from programs at UT such as MBA, Masters of Science and Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineer, Law, Pharmacy and Psychology. TVLIC is a bi-annual competition hosted by Jon Brumley Texas Venture…

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Six Powerful Lessons from Jon Brumley

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On a gorgeous afternoon in Austin, Texas situated in a private dining room inside the AT&T Conference Center at The University of Texas, students and staff of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs got to sit down with Jon Brumley himself for an engaging Q&A.  Here are six powerful lessons from Jon Brumley to current entrepreneurship students everywhere, especially at the University of Texas at Austin. Be success oriented, but not by knocking other people…

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