Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas

Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. The LaunchPad network is a resource of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Dallas.
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Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus entrepreneurship program offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support.

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Tis the season to give - so give the gift of something #CometMade. Shop our online marketplace for unique goods and serv...
12/10/2020

Tis the season to give - so give the gift of something #CometMade. Shop our online marketplace for unique goods and services created exclusively by @ut_dallas #entrepreneurs. Link in bio

👏👏 Congratulations to #UTDallas alum, Tim Reazor MBA’18, MS’19. Tim's company, Fifth & Cherry, produces custom end-grain...
12/09/2020
Press Release: Big Green Egg and Fifth & Cherry Partnership

👏👏 Congratulations to #UTDallas alum, Tim Reazor MBA’18, MS’19. Tim's company, Fifth & Cherry, produces custom end-grain cherry cutting boards and recently announced a partnership with grill maker, Big Green Egg to manufacture a limited quantity of #biggreenegg engraved boards.

http://ow.ly/XSk950CGWH3

Fifth & Cherry has entered into an agreement with kamado-style grill maker Big Green Egg

📢JUST ANNOUNCED📢 Our 2020 Big Idea Competition FINALS will be taking place on November 19 with a keynote from #MarkCuban...
10/29/2020

📢JUST ANNOUNCED📢
Our 2020 Big Idea Competition FINALS will be taking place on November 19 with a keynote from #MarkCuban.

Our competition brings together the best undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, alongside top research faculty and alumni, to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas to a panel of esteemed judges who this year will award more than $200,000 in scholarship awards and cash prizes. This year’s event has grown to include innovative research from the labs of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-idea-competition-at-the-texas-startups-roadshow-tickets-123739545311

Student-run newspaper, The Mercury, recently highlighted several #Comet entrepreneurs who are working on socially consci...
10/28/2020
Blossoming UTD entrepreneurs recognized for their start-ups - THE MERCURY

Student-run newspaper, The Mercury, recently highlighted several #Comet entrepreneurs who are working on socially conscious businesses that are already making an impact in and around campus.
https://utdmercury.com/blossoming-utd-entrepreneurs-recognized-for-their-start-ups/

Ten UTD students and alumni were named to the 2020 NTX Inno 25 Under 25 List, which features young entrepreneurs who are driving innovation and making a difference in the North Texas region and beyond. NTX Inno is part of a network of similar publications that focus on innovation and...

Join The LaunchPad at UT & Amazon Web Services for the Back to Campus #FounderSeries Oct 27-29! Hear from The University...
10/21/2020

Join The LaunchPad at UT & Amazon Web Services for the Back to Campus #FounderSeries Oct 27-29!

Hear from The University of Texas at Austin alumni founders and learn how to apply tested principles to your own #startup goals.

All attendees are also eligible for $1K in AWS credits! http://bit.ly/aws-launchpad

Environmental warrior ✔️@Forbes  30 Under 30 ✔️ Winner of @CartierAwards ✔️Meet Katie Anderson, CEO and Founder of @save...
10/15/2020

Environmental warrior ✔️
@Forbes 30 Under 30 ✔️
Winner of @CartierAwards ✔️
Meet Katie Anderson, CEO and Founder of @savewaterco during our 2020 #UTDwomenssummit, October 21. http://ow.ly/LhGT50BTq5A

Have you heard about our #GalXc accelerator? It's become one of our most popular programs since launching in fall 2019. ...
10/15/2020
How GalXc is powering female entrepreneurs at UT Dallas and beyond

Have you heard about our #GalXc accelerator? It's become one of our most popular programs since launching in fall 2019. Learn more about this program impact 👇

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/inno/stories/profiles/2020/10/14/how-galxc-is-powering-female-entrepreneurs-at-utd.html

At the University of Texas at Dallas, the student population is approximately 40-45 percent female. However, a few years ago, women sometimes made up less than one percent of the participation in entrepreneurial programs. To address this figure, the school opened a startup accelerator program specif...

Swipe ➡️ to see the full speaker lineup for our 2020 #utdwomenssummit. Save your spot today (link in bio)
10/06/2020

Swipe ➡️ to see the full speaker lineup for our 2020 #utdwomenssummit.
Save your spot today (link in bio)

We're diggin' this new podcast by #UTDallas student org, Women in Technology and Business. Listen 🎧 to their latest epis...
10/05/2020
Loriza Ibarra: Creative Retail Branding and Entrepreneurship - WeTalk

We're diggin' this new podcast by #UTDallas student org, Women in Technology and Business. Listen 🎧 to their latest episode featuring alumni entrepreneur and founder of ReFIND Shopping, Loriza Ibarra.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KvmUrVIKCHDJW5jeTwW6i

Loriza Ibarra, founder and creative director of reFIND shopping, talks about the motivations behind starting her retail brand and how she has been developing it. She also shares valuable insight into how she has been managing her business in light of the pandemic and advice for aspiring entrepreneur...

This year we're collaborating with UTD JSOM Career Management Center to bring 3️⃣ days of positive entrepreneurial vibes...
10/01/2020

This year we're collaborating with UTD JSOM Career Management Center to bring 3️⃣ days of positive entrepreneurial vibes with speakers from female-founded companies.

Featured speakers include:
➡️Kara Goldin - Co-founder/CEO, Hint
➡️Sanah Saleh - Founder, lalahijabs
➡️Mandy Price - Founder, Kanarys
➡️Emily Calandrelli - Host/Co-Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series Emilys Wonder Lab Netflix 2020
➡️Katie Anderson - Founder/CEO, Save Water Co

**The first 200 attendees will receive a copy of Kara Goldin's brand new book, Undaunted!

This virtual event is FREE and open to attendees of all gender identities.

Save your spot here 👉 http://ow.ly/PhEj50BGOQb

Join The LaunchPad at UT & us for Techstars Startup Weekend: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs! Go from idea to prototype ...
09/16/2020
LaunchPad Startup Weekend Southwest: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

Join The LaunchPad at UT & us for Techstars Startup Weekend: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs! Go from idea to prototype in 54 hrs w/ students from other @BXLaunchPad schools. http://bit.ly/LaunchPadStartupWeekendSW

Techstars

Kendra Scott WEL Institute

#LaunchpadSW

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launchpad-startup-weekend-southwest-celebrating-women-entrepreneurs-tickets-114931812144

Spend a weekend working on an idea, expanding opportunities, and building community with other female and non-binary LaunchPad students!

Check out this #Comet entrepreneurs newly launched skincare line. 👇
09/14/2020

Check out this #Comet entrepreneurs newly launched skincare line. 👇

It’s #AlumniMonday, and this post goes out to all of our alumni who appreciate beard and skin care!

Cody Mains BS’11 MS’14 is the founder and owner of Bare Knuckle Beard Supply, a newly launched online store for men’s beard, hair and skincare products.

Cody met his wife, Kendra, through a shared UT Dallas Arts & Humanities class. They now have two little Comets (pictured) and love to sport their favorite #TemocSocks.

Check out this alumni-owned business: http://www.bkbeards.com/

Woot woot 🎉👏 Congratulations to IDA founder and #JSOM undergrad @VarikaPinnam on the big win during Dallas Startup Week.
09/04/2020

Woot woot 🎉👏 Congratulations to IDA founder and #JSOM undergrad @VarikaPinnam on the big win during Dallas Startup Week.

09/03/2020
Idea Pop (Fall 2020)

Did you miss our official fall kickoff event last week? We got you covered - head to our YouTube channel for the full recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TiRe0EdeY&t=16s

Join the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as we officially kick off our fall calendar of events and programs during Weeks of Welcome. During the...

A HUGE win for the  #Texas startup ecosystem. Congratulations to the team behind #CerSci Therapeutics. https://www.dalla...
08/27/2020
UT Dallas biotech startup pursuing non-opioid pain therapy sells to California firm for $52.5 million

A HUGE win for the #Texas startup ecosystem. Congratulations to the team behind #CerSci Therapeutics.
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2020/08/25/ut-dallas-biotech-startup-pursuing-non-opioid-pain-therapy-sells-to-california-firm-for-525-million/

CerSci shareholders could additionally net as much as $887 million depending on how therapy trials and commercialization progress.

🔎 Explore federal resources for your #smallbusiness. Find it all at the U.S. Small Business Administration's #covid19 si...
08/25/2020
Federal Resources for Small Businesses

🔎 Explore federal resources for your #smallbusiness. Find it all at the U.S. Small Business Administration's #covid19 site 👇
https://www.covid-sb.org/

View relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.

Hop online Wednesday and kick off the Fall semester w/us at #IdeaPop. Meet our university team, learn about our #startup...
08/24/2020

Hop online Wednesday and kick off the Fall semester w/us at #IdeaPop. Meet our university team, learn about our #startup events and get inspired w/these speakers. #utdwow @ The University of Texas at Dallas

Grab your computers 💻  We're kicking off the official start of our programming calendar with our annual Idea Pop event d...
08/18/2020

Grab your computers 💻 We're kicking off the official start of our programming calendar with our annual Idea Pop event during #UTDWOW (Weeks of Welcome). We're pumped to welcome our friends from Blackstone, Techstars, Capital Factory, and more!

👉 Full line up at https://utd.link/ideapop

Computer Science alum, Pablo Peillard, is going to shake-up the #crypto world with his company, Hashing Systemshttps://d...
08/14/2020
MassChallenge Texas: How Dallas' Hashing Systems Could Create a (Decentralized) Financial Infrastructure for the Future » Dallas Innovates

Computer Science alum, Pablo Peillard, is going to shake-up the #crypto world with his company, Hashing Systems
https://dallasinnovates.com/masschallenge-texas-meet-hashing-systems-a-provider-of-decentralized-technology-tools/

Dallas-based Hashing Systems is on a mission to create the financial infrastructure of the future. The startup builds crypto-financial infrastructure based on Hedera Hashgraph and Ethereum, which enables companies to move tokens across a decentralized finance space faster and more cost effective tha...

We're gearing up for the fall semester and though our facility is still closed, our team is virtually here to support yo...
08/13/2020
Back to School: A Comets Guide for Starting Fall Semester Safe, Strong

We're gearing up for the fall semester and though our facility is still closed, our team is virtually here to support you.

Be sure to check out the back to school guide for the best and latest resources on #COVID19 and returning safely to campus.

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/campus-community/fall-semester-guide-2020/

Here are resources — from on-campus information and online learning tools to health and safety details — to help Comets stay united when classes begin Aug. 17.

One of the best ways to make the jump into entrepreneurship is by participating in CometX. Learn more about our popular ...
08/06/2020

One of the best ways to make the jump into entrepreneurship is by participating in CometX. Learn more about our popular accelerator and how to apply 👉 https://innovation.utdallas.edu/cometx/

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08/05/2020

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Hey Comets – we’re in for a special Giving Day treat!

Next up on our virtual events is Lunch with Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings! Leezen Amatya BS’15, Thang Duong BS’15 and Daniel Flores BS’15, founders of Momo Shack, are joining us at noon to show Comets just how special these dumplings are.

Follow along at Naveen Jindal School of Management - UT Dallas.

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08/05/2020

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👏  Congratulations on the continued growth ShearShare!
07/15/2020

👏 Congratulations on the continued growth ShearShare!

Welcome to the #ShearShare family, @yolo_smith9 @meicapitalfund! The #MEI Texas Entrepreneur Showcase highlighted the amazing minority entrepreneurial talent in #Texas ! They invested $600,000 in 5 minority owned companies, please support them all. @zirtue @kanarysinc @duke.ai @shearshare @afrolandtv
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Aspiring UTD entrepreneurs, this workshop is perfect for you! There are student-priced tickets.
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