TxSt Innovation & Entrepreneur Network
Innovation & Entrepreneurial Network
Welcome to everything Entrepreneurial at Texas State. This website serves as a central point for anything entrepreneurial going on at Texas State. This site is part of Texas State New Ventures. Texas State New Ventures is a university wide program that supports entrepreneurial activity by faculty, staff, students and alumni. It is funded under the Texas State NSF I-Corps Site grant and the Materials Applications Research Center (MARC).
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Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Drs. Jennifer Irvin and Jana Minifie are the Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship Co-PIs. Do you have a STEM or STEM-applicable business idea? Apply for a mini-grant up to $3,000. We offer several three week training sessions helping you to determine if your business a go or a no-go. Find out more here.
Materials Applications Research Center (MARC)
MARC will provide a seamless environment integrating applied multidisciplinary academic research, industry sponsored projects, and experiential learning opportunities for students addressing creation of a talent pipeline by integration of research, education and commercialization outreach. The MARC co-directors are Stephen Frayser and Dr. Tom Meyers. MARC will be holding its first business competition this year - find out more here.
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* New Ventures Competition
Competition for up to $20,000 in grant funding and potential office space. Competition is May 4; application deadline April 11, apply here
* Fast Pitch 400$ Competition
Voting is now open! Go to the SLE Program Facebook page to vote for your favorite pitch. Social Media voting ends this Friday, April 5th. Then the voting goes to our expert entrepreneurs for their decision. Winner will be announced at the SLE April 12th Celebration.
Three week Cohort 02 - $3,000 Mini-Grant
April 15, 22, 29: 5:30 - 8:30 PM at STAR Park, apply here
* "Spark" Camp Entrepreneur
April 12; application deadline March 15, apply here
* 3DS Deep Dive
April 12-14; application deadline March 29
Business Plan Development Competition
May 8, McCoy 126, 5 - 7:30 PM. For more information, contact Bill Thompson
Tuesdays - 9:30 AM, McCoy Speaker Series
Wednesday - 5 PM, CEO (McCoy 224)
Fridays - 1:30 PM, MSEC Speaker Series
Watch out for these programs for next year!
Net Impact's Food Solutions Challenge
March 6; 6:30 PM, McCoy 111. Advisor: Dr. Janet Hale