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:
Featuring Amanda Golden, Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Assistant Director
Austin Startup Ecosystem:
Featuring Mellie Price, Executive Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & M.S. in Technology Commercialization
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genesis is a student-alumni partnership which provides student startups with equity-free funding to pursue their ventures. We accept funding applications from startups in their earliest stages, all the way up to startups with established traction.
As UT’s first interdisciplinary entrepreneurial organization, Texas Convergent aims to equip students, of differing disciplines, with the necessary skills and resources to drive the future of innovation.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.
Mass Challenge is on a mission is to make Texas the best place in the world to start and scale a business. Mass Challenge provides early stage entrepreneurs with the resources to steer their own growth.
With more than 40 years of enterprise experience, Oracle can be the familiar face to your startup’s never-before-seen. The launchpad to your rocket fuel. Oracle for Startups helps entrepreneurs reach new heights.
Sputnik-1 changed everything. It inspired humankind to look to the stars. Like Sputnik-1, Sputnik ATX is here to help makers lift-off. We are an Austin, TX based venture capital investor and accelerator that funds early stage maker-founders who solve real problems.