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.

In our premier undergraduate class, the Longhorn Startup Lab, students form interdisciplinary teams to start real companies. They enjoy the resources of a semester-long program of startup acceleration led by well-known faculty who are practitioners of the art and who are augmented by successful guest speakers and team-specific mentors.

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The Longhorn Startup Seminar is a course for individual students wishing to benefit from the classroom sessions and who may have entrepreneurship opportunities in future semesters.Our two Longhorn Startup Studios serve both professors seeking to commercialize university technology and leaders of growing tech companies that are beyond early startup stage and are learning to scale. Peruse this site for the details and requirements.

Welcome from Josh, Bob, and Ben

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Professor Bob Metcalfe and Instructors Josh Baer and Ben Dyer invite you to explore this site, to sign up as a student for our Lab or Seminar, as a practicing entrepreneur to contact us about being a mentor to these fine students, and for all in the community always to attend our Demo Day.  You probably recognize the 4th gentleman in the photo, who was our featured guest at Demo Day last December. We look forward to welcoming you to our expanding lineup of programs.

April 24: Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT) at the Lady Bird Auditorium in the LBJ Library

Longhorn Startup Lab invites Austin’s technology community to Demo Day where we will showcase the 11 undergraduate startups from our Spring 2014 class.

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Following presentations by the student teams, Professor Bob Metcalfe will interview our featured guest Mr. Bobby Epstein, founder and chairman of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), about his experiences creating on a very tight timetable a massive startup that has enhanced Austin on the global stage and brought to our city among its many offerings the most technologically advanced motor sports Formula 1 and MotoGP.

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