2021 Intro to the UT/Austin


2021 Event Materials

On Monday, September 13, 2021, the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and partners shined a light on the UT and Austin entrepreneurial community with our sixth annual Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation and Trade Show, hosted by Amanda Golden, HKEC Assistant Director, and Mellie Price, Executive Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & M.S. in Technology Commercialization. They were also joined by over 20 entrepreneurship and innovation organizations operating on the university campus and in Austin as well as over 480 members of the UT and Austin communities.

Please explore the materials from this event below.

Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation

UT Startup Ecosystem:

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Featuring Amanda Golden, Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Assistant Director

Austin Startup Ecosystem:

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Featuring Mellie Price, Executive Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & M.S. in Technology Commercialization

Additional Ecosystem Materials

2021 Event Recap

The Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation and Trade Show on September 13th, 2021 was a huge success, igniting the start of another fruitful semester for UT entrepreneurs. While this event is usually hosted in-person on campus, given the current conditions the event was hosted online by the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center. HKEC Assistant Director Amanda Golden and eight-time serial entrepreneur and the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Executive Director Mellie Price led the presentations. Throughout the virtual event with over 480 attendees, the presenters shared invaluable resources for student and Austin based entrepreneurs to assist with any stage of their startup. A virtual trade show featuring 20+ UT and Austin resources followed...

2021 Trade Show Partners

Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)

The Austin Technology Incubator is the deep tech incubator of The University of Texas at Austin working with university and community entrepreneurs to commercialize their breakthrough innovations.

Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs)

The Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP teaches you about the entrepreneurial, business, and creative skills needed to turn ideas and talents into ventures.

Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship exists to empower students with the mindset, skillset and, the practice necessary to transform their passions into a sustainable business or career.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The Entrepreneurship Minor aims to empower students with the perspective, knowledge, and skills necessary to engage in entrepreneurship.

Global Sustainability Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Global Sustainability Leadership Institute, formerly known as the Social Innovation Initiative, acts as UT-Austin’s hub on campus for innovation in social and environmental impact. The Institute is managed by The McCombs School of Business and is built in partnership with The Moody College of Communication.

Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center (HKEC)

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center promotes the development of entrepreneurial skills and supports exploration of the ways these skills can be applied to careers as founders or innovators within established firms.

Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship aims to address the income inequality gap for overlooked communities by helping community members learn about wealth creation, innovative thinking and community stewardship that will result in social impact.

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (JBTVL)

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Lab is a campus-wide initiative to accelerate startups in taking their innovations to market and to transform graduate students into entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The IC² Institute

The IC2 Institute was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1977, as a think-and-do tank to explore the broad economic, technological, and human factors that drive economic development in regions. Their mission is to better understand and catalyze communities outside major urban areas to become more collaborative and resilient through a human-centered approach.

Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute will strengthen the next generation of courageous, creative female leaders who will change the world.

The LaunchPad at UT

The LaunchPad at UT Austin helps students of all backgrounds navigate and explore entrepreneurship at The University of Texas. Think of them as the Google Maps for everything entrepreneurship on campus and beyond.

M.S. in Technology Commercialization

The Texas McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization teaches you how to launch new businesses and products into the market either through a venture of your own or an existing organization.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Southwest Node

The I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of so-called “deep technologies,” or those revolving around fundamental discoveries in science and engineering.

Texas Immersive Institute

The Texas Immersive Institute combines audience, storytelling and emerging technology by having students work in teams to turn real-world problems into authentic, memorable, relevant user experiences.

The University of Texas at Austin Office of the Vice President for Research

VPOR Innovation & Economic Impact is responsible for the efficient transfer of university talent and discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society.

UT Inventors Program

In the Inventors Program, science and engineering students practice what they do best: creative problem-solving to make every-day life better.