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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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.

Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas's cover photo
08/05/2020

Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at UT Dallas's cover photo

👏  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
#enterprisebeatspoverty

Up for a fun challenge, #Comets? Send us your best mask look with the hashtag #maskuptexas and we'll share it on our cha...
07/08/2020

Up for a fun challenge, #Comets? Send us your best mask look with the hashtag #maskuptexas and we'll share it on our channels.

Curious about #artificialintelligence? Federata AI, a startup founded by #UTD alum, Siddhartha Sahai, is sharing their i...
07/06/2020
Federata AI – Medium

Curious about #artificialintelligence? Federata AI, a startup founded by #UTD alum, Siddhartha Sahai, is sharing their insight on a newly launched blog - They're also learning how to navigate the challenges of starting a #startup through the Techstars Summer Startup Fellowship Program
https://medium.com/@federata

Read writing from Federata AI on Medium. Collaborative machine learning for companies. Unlock the power of locked data. Every day, Federata AI and thousands of other voices read, write, and share important stories on Medium.

Love seeing our #entrepreneurs. If you're a #UTD alum and own a #smallbusiness, show some love and share your story our ...
07/06/2020

Love seeing our #entrepreneurs. If you're a #UTD alum and own a #smallbusiness, show some love and share your story our alumni department.

Our first #AlumniMonday feature is Anjie Vichayanonda BS’08, CEO and founder of Leg Up Legal. By connecting students to attorney mentors, Leg Up Legal improves the legal industry talent pipeline.

Anjie is a first-generation Asian-American who strongly believes in the power of mentorship. We’re proud to have Anjie as our first #AlumniMonday feature!

Learn more about Anjie and Leg Up Legal at www.leguplegal.com.

➡️ If you’re interested in sharing your small business, email [email protected].

ShearShare founders and #UTDallas Seed Fund recipients, Dr. Tye Caldwell, DPB, and Courtney Caldwell, MBA'06 featured in...
06/29/2020
The beauty app connecting salons and barbershops with indie stylists

ShearShare founders and #UTDallas Seed Fund recipients, Dr. Tye Caldwell, DPB, and Courtney Caldwell, MBA'06 featured in Fortune's new series, "The Coronavirus Economy," about how companies are rapidly adapting to the new normal and preparing for life after the coronavirus.

https://lnkd.in/e4VQvFd

ShearShare is a mobile platform connecting salon and barbershop owners with more than 1 million independent stylists to fill empty salon chairs, on-demand.

The Big Idea Competition (BIC) brings undergraduate and graduate students together from all disciplines to pitch the mos...
06/05/2020

The Big Idea Competition (BIC) brings undergraduate and graduate students together from all disciplines to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges for cash and scholarship awards. The special guest judge was entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. Learn more about the competition: https://utd.link/bigidea

The Big Idea Competition (BIC) brings undergraduate and graduate students together from all disciplines to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges for cash and scholarship awards. The special guest judge was entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. Learn more about the competition: https://utd.link/bigidea

The EmTech Summit brought together innovators, thought leaders, and business executives to discuss the opportunities and...
06/05/2020

The EmTech Summit brought together innovators, thought leaders, and business executives to discuss the opportunities and challenges of leveraging emerging technologies in the financial industry, cybersecurity, mobility, and IoT. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/emtech

The EmTech Summit brought together innovators, thought leaders, and business executives to discuss the opportunities and challenges of leveraging emerging technologies in the financial industry, cybersecurity, mobility, and IoT. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/emtech

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events hap...
06/05/2020

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events happening on university campuses worldwide These events will encourage women to chart their own course in business, wherever they may be. Women’s Summit attendees include UT Dallas students, alumni, and staff representing all majors and degrees and North Texas professionals. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/womenssummit

Keynote Speakers - Ruth R. Hughs (Texas Secretary of State), Merrilee Kick (CEO/Founder, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion), Kellie Rasberry (Co-host, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show), Jessica Shortall (Author, Work.Pump.Repeat)

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events happening on university campuses worldwide These events will encourage women to chart their own course in business, wherever they may be. Women’s Summit attendees include UT Dallas students, alumni, and staff representing all majors and degrees and North Texas professionals. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/womenssummit

Keynote Speakers - Ruth R. Hughs (Texas Secretary of State), Merrilee Kick (CEO/Founder, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion), Kellie Rasberry (Co-host, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show), Jessica Shortall (Author, Work.Pump.Repeat)

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excit...
06/05/2020

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excitement about what the North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. We want to shine a light on the entrepreneurial career pathway and what better way to do so than having students experience hands-on learning with a local startup.

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excitement about what the North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. We want to shine a light on the entrepreneurial career pathway and what better way to do so than having students experience hands-on learning with a local startup.

We remember and honor our countries bravest warriors who sacrificed it all for our freedom. #MemorialDay
05/25/2020

We remember and honor our countries bravest warriors who sacrificed it all for our freedom. #MemorialDay

#UTDallas researchers, including the founder and CEO of Adaptive 3D, have designed and 3D-printed a critical ventilator ...
05/11/2020
UT Dallas Response Lab Projects Add New Dimension To Help COVID-19 Fight

#UTDallas researchers, including the founder and CEO of Adaptive 3D, have designed and 3D-printed a critical ventilator part in a campus lab mobilized to address potential supply shortages due to the #covid19 pandemic.

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/campus-community/3d-printing-response-lab-covid-19-2020/

Researchers designed and 3D-printed a critical ventilator part and are working to manufacture testing swabs and personal protective equipment in a campus lab mobilized to address potential supply shortages due to the pandemic.

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excit...
05/07/2020

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excitement about what the North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. We want to shine a light on the entrepreneurial career pathway and what better way to do so than having students experience hands-on learning with a local startup.

The goal of the internship experience includes plugging UT Dallas students into the startup community and creating excitement about what the North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. We want to shine a light on the entrepreneurial career pathway and what better way to do so than having students experience hands-on learning with a local startup.

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events hap...
05/07/2020

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events happening on university campuses worldwide These events will encourage women to chart their own course in business, wherever they may be. Women’s Summit attendees include UT Dallas students, alumni, and staff representing all majors and degrees and North Texas professionals. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/womenssummit

Keynote Speakers - Ruth R. Hughs (Texas Secretary of State), Merrilee Kick (CEO/Founder, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion), Kellie Rasberry (Co-host, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show), Jessica Shortall (Author, Work.Pump.Repeat)

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events happening on university campuses worldwide These events will encourage women to chart their own course in business, wherever they may be. Women’s Summit attendees include UT Dallas students, alumni, and staff representing all majors and degrees and North Texas professionals. Learn more about this event: https://utd.link/womenssummit

Keynote Speakers - Ruth R. Hughs (Texas Secretary of State), Merrilee Kick (CEO/Founder, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion), Kellie Rasberry (Co-host, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show), Jessica Shortall (Author, Work.Pump.Repeat)

Innovate(her) 2020
05/06/2020

Innovate(her) 2020

The 2nd annual EmTech Summit centered around esports and the new gaming economy. “The New Gaming Economy” brought togeth...
05/06/2020

The 2nd annual EmTech Summit centered around esports and the new gaming economy. “The New Gaming Economy” brought together pioneers in new ventures with innovators from the startup ecosystem and early adopters in mid-size and large enterprises. The goal was to elevate the next generation of products and services in a critically important industry, reveal impacts for the economy, and enable students & professionals to participate through new and entrepreneurial career paths.

Learn more about the event: https://utd.link/emtech

The 2nd annual EmTech Summit centered around esports and the new gaming economy. “The New Gaming Economy” brought together pioneers in new ventures with innovators from the startup ecosystem and early adopters in mid-size and large enterprises. The goal was to elevate the next generation of products and services in a critically important industry, reveal impacts for the economy, and enable students & professionals to participate through new and entrepreneurial career paths.

Learn more about the event: https://utd.link/emtech

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Aspiring UTD entrepreneurs, this workshop is perfect for you! There are student-priced tickets.
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