Longhorn Startup fosters interdisciplinary startup innovation at the University of Texas at Austin.

DO YOU DREAM OF STARTING YOUR OWN COMPANY? HERE’S A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIRST-HAND, LEARNING FROM SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS IN AUSTIN.

The Longhorn Startup Seminar is a lecture-based course in the Fall semester that features prominent entrepreneurs telling the stories of how they founded their companies and answering questions from the students. Students get to pitch their idea to the class and participate in speed-dating events to meet potential co-founders and get advice from mentors. Any student from any college can register for either of these course numbers: CS178 ES177.

The Longhorn Startup Lab is an intensive project-based course in the Spring semester that identifies student entrepreneurs who are building scalable technology companies and gets them real course credit for working on their startups while still in school. These students receive weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with successful entrepreneurs and free coworking memberships at Capital Factory. The semester culminates in a Demo Day where the students present their companies to the Austin community. Any student from any college can register for either of these course numbers: CS378 ES377E MAN337. You MUST ALSO fill out this application form for instructor approval.

Longhorn Startup Demo Day for 2015 Spring Semester: Featured Guest Michael Dell

Demo Day for the Spring semester will be held at the Lady Bird Auditorium in the LBJ Library on April 30, 2015.  There is some surface parking at the Library for those who arrive early, and the nearest UT garage is the San Jacinto Garage (SJG).  We always serve heavy hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment. Each of our student teams will make 6 minute presentations to the audience, following which Bob Metcalfe will interview our Featured Guest.

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