2020 Intro to the UT/Austin


2020 Event Materials

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and partners shined a light on the UT and Austin entrepreneurial community with our fifth annual Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation and Trade Show, hosted by HKEC Program Manager, Amanda Golden and Executive Director of the Texas Venture Labs, Mellie Price. They were also joined by over 20 entrepreneurship and innovation organizations operating on the university campus and in Austin.

Please, explore the materials from this event below. Thank you.

Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation

Features Amanda Golden, Program Manager at the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and Mellie Price, Executive Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

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Event Recap

With all the resources available to student entrepreneurs both on and around campus, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate the robust University and Austin entrepreneurial community. This past Thursday, September 24, the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center sought to...

2020 Trade Show Partners

3 Day Startup delivers intensive, hands-on entrepreneurship education programs to students at colleges and university campuses across the globe.

Main Contact: Nick Chagin

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.

Main Contact: Prentiss Riddle

The Blackstone LaunchPad Powered by Techstars at UT Austin helps students of all backgrounds navigate and explore entrepreneurship at The University of Texas.

Main Contact: Shannon Lundquist

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

Main Contact: Katie Davidson

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.

Main Contact: Jan Ryan

DivInc aims to bridge the gap between underrepresented entrepreneurs and the resources they need to build profitable, high-growth companies

Main Contact: Brooke Turner

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

Main Contact: Christina Snyder

The Club believes current and aspiring entrepreneurs can build a program of study to become experts in entrepreneurship.

Main Contact: John Wheeler

HKEC ignites world-changing ideas by encouraging engagement in entrepreneurship, educating through experiential learning, and empowering the next innovators.

Main Contact: Amanda Golden

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

Main Contact: Sophia Johnson

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.

Main Contact: Ian Bidot

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

Main Contact: Lesley Robinson

Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency is an arm of Student Government dedicated to fostering and supporting entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin.

Main Contact: Shawheen Attar

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.

Main Contact: Marisa Vickers

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.

Main Contact: Aprille Busch

The Social Innovation Initiative (SII) acts as UT-Austin’s hub on campus for innovation in social and environmental impact. The center is housed in The McCombs School of Business.

Main Contact: Madison Gove

The Southwest Angel Network invests in companies whose mission is to help mitigate environmental damage and promote clean energy, and in companies whose mission is to help reduce social disparities.

Main Contact: Bob Bridge

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.

Main Contact: Chinmayee Kulkarni

Texas Health Catalyst provides researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs customized guidance on product development from industry and clinical experts as well as milestone-based seed funding.

Main Contact: Jay Brown

The Texas Innovation Center provides the resources needed to transform new ideas and discoveries into startup companies that successfully access the marketplace, preparing innovators to succeed in a global economy.

Main Contact: Ashley Jennings

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.

Main Contact: Stuart Bone

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiative was established to promote the Moody College's, programs, and centers focused on innovation and entrepreneurship to students interested in media entrepreneurship

Main Contact: Erin Reilly

Nutrition is revolutionizing personal and public health. The UT Nutrition Institute advises and inspires developers of new healthy eating options.

Main Contact: Kate Morton