Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas

Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas At the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship we “Enable the next generation’s new ventures.” We accomplish this by educating, empowering, and equipping our students, alumni, faculty, and the global UT Dallas community.

The Institute is a campus-wide initiative at UT Dallas serving all eight schools at the university, as well as supporting the research office's technology commercialization efforts. Programs include: academic and experiential education, co-working and incubation facilities, a network of experienced mentors & advisors, and startup funding.

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Our annual Women's Summit returns next month in fabulous fashion. Join us October 19-21 as we explore philanthropy, busi...
09/28/2021

Our annual Women's Summit returns next month in fabulous fashion. Join us October 19-21 as we explore philanthropy, business ownership, and next-gen leadership with 3 incredible keynotes.

This year's summit will be offered virtually (and FREE) and is open to attendees of all gender identities. RSVP here → utd.link/ws21

#entrepreneurship #leadership #womeninbusiness #UTDWomensSummit

Our annual Women's Summit returns next month in fabulous fashion. Join us October 19-21 as we explore philanthropy, business ownership, and next-gen leadership with 3 incredible keynotes.

This year's summit will be offered virtually (and FREE) and is open to attendees of all gender identities. RSVP here → utd.link/ws21

#entrepreneurship #leadership #womeninbusiness #UTDWomensSummit

We're extending the deadline for the Student Track of our Big Idea Competition. That's right, you heard us - ONE MORE DA...
09/27/2021

We're extending the deadline for the Student Track of our Big Idea Competition. That's right, you heard us - ONE MORE DAY to get those applications in (if you are an undergrad or grad student).

All the details 👉 https://innovation.utdallas.edu/bigideacompetition/

We're extending the deadline for the Student Track of our Big Idea Competition. That's right, you heard us - ONE MORE DAY to get those applications in (if you are an undergrad or grad student).

All the details 👉 https://innovation.utdallas.edu/bigideacompetition/

We're getting back to our roots. Soon, this page will reflect the overarching brand entity that provides mentorship, fun...
09/23/2021

We're getting back to our roots. Soon, this page will reflect the overarching brand entity that provides mentorship, funding, education, and training to the UT Dallas ecosystem.

For clarity, Blackstone LaunchPad is a network offering available on 46 campuses in the U.S. and Ireland (including ours) meant to complement existing entrepreneurship on-campus resources.

We're getting back to our roots. Soon, this page will reflect the overarching brand entity that provides mentorship, funding, education, and training to the UT Dallas ecosystem.

For clarity, Blackstone LaunchPad is a network offering available on 46 campuses in the U.S. and Ireland (including ours) meant to complement existing entrepreneurship on-campus resources.

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09/23/2021

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Tomorrow, we will kickoff The IQ® Brew UT Dallas Series with David J. Lary to talk about the Multi-scale Integrated Interactive Intelligent Sensing Center. The five-part UT Dallas series will feature research teams that will have a footprint in the new IQ® Headquarters next year. These new centers, which are part of the UT Dallas Center for Emergent Novel Technology, were awarded seed grant funding from the UT Dallas Office of Innovation & Research and will anchor a public presence in the Richardson Innovation Quarter.

Come join us for breakfast tacos and coffee (or virtual)!

Register at www.meetup.com/RichardsonIQ

#research @ut_dallas @innovationutd #utd #richardsoniq #richardsontx @jindal_utdallas #collaboration #innovation

Applications for our annual pitch competition are open. This year we have three competitive tracks:- Student Track (unde...
09/20/2021
Apply to Pitch at the Big Idea Competition (2021)

Applications for our annual pitch competition are open. This year we have three competitive tracks:

- Student Track (undergrad/grad) apps due: September 26
- Alumni Track apps due: October 3
- Technology Commercialization Track apps due: October 3

Apply here -> https://lnkd.in/ezVN5QW2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZDAgyoj9RI

UT Dallas Entrepreneurship Club
Naveen Jindal School of Management - UT Dallas
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at UT Dallas
UT Dallas Alumni
The University of Texas at Dallas

Our Big Idea Competition (BIC) is one of the most celebrated events of entrepreneurship in North Texas. Hosted annually by the Institute for Innovation and E...

Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp is a free 4-week program that teaches undergraduate students an entrepreneurial approac...
09/16/2021

Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp is a free 4-week program that teaches undergraduate students an entrepreneurial approach to work and life. EMB is open to all undergraduate students at UT System schools in the Blackstone LaunchPad Network, and will be held virtually on Wednesdays at 4:30-6 PM from 10/20-11/10. @LaunchPadUT @ActionWorks @launchpadutd @bxlaunchpad are all teaming up to help students go from curious to confident in their entrepreneurial skills.

Topics include:
Introduction: What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset & Why It Matters
Information Overload: How to Make Effective Decisions in Complex Environments
Ideation: How Entrepreneurs Generate Compelling Ideas
Customer Discovery: How to Pressure Test Your Ideas
Present Like an Entrepreneur: How to Pitch Yourself & Your Ideas

Apply: bit.ly/2YRf1fD
Rolling applications open Sept 15-Oct 12. Priority deadline is Sept 30! Students will be notified by October 18th if they have been selected to participate.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp is a free 4-week program that teaches undergraduate students an entrepreneurial approach to work and life. EMB is open to all undergraduate students at UT System schools in the Blackstone LaunchPad Network, and will be held virtually on Wednesdays at 4:30-6 PM from 10/20-11/10. @LaunchPadUT @ActionWorks @launchpadutd @bxlaunchpad are all teaming up to help students go from curious to confident in their entrepreneurial skills.

Topics include:
Introduction: What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset & Why It Matters
Information Overload: How to Make Effective Decisions in Complex Environments
Ideation: How Entrepreneurs Generate Compelling Ideas
Customer Discovery: How to Pressure Test Your Ideas
Present Like an Entrepreneur: How to Pitch Yourself & Your Ideas

Apply: bit.ly/2YRf1fD
Rolling applications open Sept 15-Oct 12. Priority deadline is Sept 30! Students will be notified by October 18th if they have been selected to participate.

We did it. We're on TikTok.
09/14/2021
InnovationUTD on TikTok

We did it. We're on TikTok.

Thank you for inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs! @Tan France #neverforgetyou #tanfrance #markcuban #guykawasaki #utdallas #collegelife

A new program launching this fall (technically launched) is the perfect opportunity for undergraduate student researcher...
08/27/2021

A new program launching this fall (technically launched) is the perfect opportunity for undergraduate student researchers to jump into the world of startups.

Students get to pick the UT Dallas-affiliated startups at our Venture Development Center they want to work with and over the course of the semester build, design, research, and repeat all culminating in a poster competition in December and a $2,000 check 🙌

Applications are due August 30 - https://research.utdallas.edu/researchers/internal-funding/utdiscovery

A new program launching this fall (technically launched) is the perfect opportunity for undergraduate student researchers to jump into the world of startups.

Students get to pick the UT Dallas-affiliated startups at our Venture Development Center they want to work with and over the course of the semester build, design, research, and repeat all culminating in a poster competition in December and a $2,000 check 🙌

Applications are due August 30 - https://research.utdallas.edu/researchers/internal-funding/utdiscovery

Grab your roommate we're having a party 👏 🎉Kick-off the fall semester with us - meet our team, our faculty, and some of ...
08/26/2021
Idea Pop - Weeks of Welcome 2021

Grab your roommate we're having a party 👏 🎉

Kick-off the fall semester with us - meet our team, our faculty, and some of our favorite #Comet entrepreneurs (oh, and popsicles from #SteelCityPops)

All the details 👉https://lnkd.in/eEyUgrPh

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is marking the start of the fall semester with an open house-style event to introduce students to our co-working space on campus. Grab a Steel City Pop, chat with faculty and staff from the Institute, learn about our lineup of programs and events, an...

Yes! Congratulations to Brian Hoang BS'19, Marwan Kodeih BS'18 and the team for the recent acquisition of their #VR soft...
08/25/2021

Yes! Congratulations to Brian Hoang BS'19, Marwan Kodeih BS'18 and the team for the recent acquisition of their #VR software company SURVIVR. Way to go #comets

We are pleased to announce InVeris Training Solutions officially acquired SURVIVR on August 6, 2021. The two companies share a strong belief that good training saves lives, and we look forward to continuing to serve you as part of the InVeris Training Solutions family! https://bit.ly/2WoqQJs

Lady entrepreneurs, this one's for you 👇 The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is hosting a pitch competition and wi...
06/30/2021

Lady entrepreneurs, this one's for you 👇

The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is hosting a pitch competition and will select an awardee ($7,500 prize) for each region of Texas. North Region applications due September 1, 2021.

For more information ➡️ https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/pitch-competition

Lady entrepreneurs, this one's for you 👇

The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is hosting a pitch competition and will select an awardee ($7,500 prize) for each region of Texas. North Region applications due September 1, 2021.

For more information ➡️ https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/pitch-competition

Adaptive 3D becomes the latest venture out of the university's Venture Development Center to become acquired.
06/24/2021
UTD Spinoff Company’s Sale Takes 3D Printing to Scale

Adaptive 3D becomes the latest venture out of the university's Venture Development Center to become acquired.

Adaptive3D manufactures specialized plastic and rubber materials for products ranging from shoes to airplane parts. These parts for Dustless Technologies will be used in a dust collection device for jackhammers. The recent sale of The University of Texas at Dallas spinoff company Adaptive3D paves th...

"Largest Cohort of Student Entrepreneurs Chosen for Summer 2021 LaunchPad Fellowship"Jason Hendricks, who is earning his...
06/18/2021

"Largest Cohort of Student Entrepreneurs Chosen for Summer 2021 LaunchPad Fellowship"

Jason Hendricks, who is earning his MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is repping #UTDallas with his company Forgot Or Knot.
https://www.blackstonelaunchpad.org/blog/largest-cohort-of-student-entrepreneurs-chosen-for-summer-2021-launchpad-fellowship/

"Largest Cohort of Student Entrepreneurs Chosen for Summer 2021 LaunchPad Fellowship"

Jason Hendricks, who is earning his MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is repping #UTDallas with his company Forgot Or Knot.
https://www.blackstonelaunchpad.org/blog/largest-cohort-of-student-entrepreneurs-chosen-for-summer-2021-launchpad-fellowship/

Way to go Mercedes Johnson and Rohit Shenoy 👏 Your #Comet family is so proud of you!Texas Business Hall of FameNaveen Ji...
06/04/2021

Way to go Mercedes Johnson and Rohit Shenoy 👏 Your #Comet family is so proud of you!

Texas Business Hall of Fame
Naveen Jindal School of Management - UT Dallas

TBHF is incredibly proud to announce the Scholar & Veteran Class of 2021. After a competitive application and interview process, 35 applicants have been selected as this year’s winners. These students and veterans exemplify the passion, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit that makes our State great. We can’t wait to celebrate their accomplishments this October at our Annual Induction event. Congratulations to the winners! You can watch the full announcement video on our website by visiting https://texasbusiness.org/award-recipients/.

Want to get more involved with the innovation and entrepreneurship team this summer? Join our ecosystem on StartupTree -...
06/02/2021

Want to get more involved with the innovation and entrepreneurship team this summer?

Join our ecosystem on StartupTree - meet other #utdallas entrepreneurs, meet with a mentor, find $$$ for your startup, and so much more.

Find us today 👉 https://utdallas.startuptree.co/

Want to get more involved with the innovation and entrepreneurship team this summer?

Join our ecosystem on StartupTree - meet other #utdallas entrepreneurs, meet with a mentor, find $$$ for your startup, and so much more.

Find us today 👉 https://utdallas.startuptree.co/

Last week, AVP for Technology Commercialization The University of Texas at Dallas, Steve Guengerich, spoke about the uni...
06/02/2021
Richardson's Innovation Quarter — aka The IQ — Is Making Big Moves as a Living Lab and Nerve Center » Dallas Innovates

Last week, AVP for Technology Commercialization The University of Texas at Dallas, Steve Guengerich, spoke about the university's collaboration with the City of Richardson, Texas at the Richardson IQ and our shared vision to make Richardson the "premier tech hub in Texas." via Dallas Innovates

https://dallasinnovates.com/richardsons-innovation-quarter-aka-the-iq-is-making-big-strides-as-a-living-laboratory-and-nerve-center/

With five new UT Dallas research centers, an extension of the university's Venture Development Center, and new attractions like TheLab makerspace, The IQ may just realize Richardson's vision to be "the premier tech hub in Texas."

As we reach the conclusion of Comets Giving Day we want to thank ALL who chose to give to support our Comet entrepreneur...
05/28/2021

As we reach the conclusion of Comets Giving Day we want to thank ALL who chose to give to support our Comet entrepreneurs on their startup journeys. We are grateful for your support!

As we reach the conclusion of Comets Giving Day we want to thank ALL who chose to give to support our Comet entrepreneurs on their startup journeys. We are grateful for your support!

Guess what day it is? It's Comets Giving Day ☄️The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas is so fort...
05/26/2021

Guess what day it is? It's Comets Giving Day ☄️

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas is so fortunate for the engagement from our alumni and the greater North Texas startup ecosystem. You invest your time and knowledge to mentor our teams and speak to our founders. Your involvement is essential to the work we do in continuing to grow and support our Comet entrepreneurs.

Today, during the University-wide day of giving, we ask you to help us once again. Join us and make your gift through May 27 to show your support for the #UTDallas student entrepreneur. Link to donate: https://givingday.utdallas.edu/giving-day/38673/department/38727

#COMETogetherUTD

Guess what day it is? It's Comets Giving Day ☄️

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas is so fortunate for the engagement from our alumni and the greater North Texas startup ecosystem. You invest your time and knowledge to mentor our teams and speak to our founders. Your involvement is essential to the work we do in continuing to grow and support our Comet entrepreneurs.

Today, during the University-wide day of giving, we ask you to help us once again. Join us and make your gift through May 27 to show your support for the #UTDallas student entrepreneur. Link to donate: https://givingday.utdallas.edu/giving-day/38673/department/38727

#COMETogetherUTD

As a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad global community, we've been asked to distribute a survey to our student entrepr...
05/20/2021

As a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad global community, we've been asked to distribute a survey to our student entrepreneurs. Blackstone LaunchPad, part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, produces programming, financial resources, and guidance for university entrepreneurship organizations.

5 randomly selected (student entrepreneur) participants will receive a pair of Blackstone LaunchPad AirPods.

Survey closes: May 28

Take the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GST8RKB

As a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad global community, we've been asked to distribute a survey to our student entrepreneurs. Blackstone LaunchPad, part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, produces programming, financial resources, and guidance for university entrepreneurship organizations.

5 randomly selected (student entrepreneur) participants will receive a pair of Blackstone LaunchPad AirPods.

Survey closes: May 28

Take the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GST8RKB

Didn't get a chance to tune in to our Mission: Innovation Summit? Head to our YouTube channel to watch all the sessions ...
05/15/2021

Didn't get a chance to tune in to our Mission: Innovation Summit? Head to our YouTube channel to watch all the sessions now 👇

http://ow.ly/kHSS50ENb79

Didn't get a chance to tune in to our Mission: Innovation Summit? Head to our YouTube channel to watch all the sessions now 👇

http://ow.ly/kHSS50ENb79

The North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies (NTCMT) is a new initiative through the Texas Research Alliance (TRA), ...
04/26/2021
Opportunities for Mobility Technology and Systems Research Partnerships

The North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies (NTCMT) is a new initiative through the Texas Research Alliance (TRA), North Central Texas Council of Governments, and four top-tier research universities - Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, and The University of Texas at Dallas.

This info-session will help you understand how:

➡️ University faculty can partner with industry, municipalities, and public agencies on sponsored mobility research

➡️ Municipalities and public agencies can more easily partner with universities to solve mobility and technology challenges

➡️ Companies can move your products and services forward, sharing the cost of your research investment, dollar-for-dollar

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opportunities-for-mobility-technology-and-systems-research-partnerships-tickets-150111195627

Solve real-world transportation challenges, while getting up to $1 million per year in dollar-for-dollar matching funds on your project

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