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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.


Other Entrepreneurial Information:

Current Events:

* I-Corps

Three week Cohort 03 - $3,000 Mini-Grant

June 13, 20, 27:  9am - 12noon at STAR Park, apply here

* New Ventures Competition 

Competition for up to $20,000 in grant funding and potential office space. Competition is closed for 2019. Watch for the 2020 call for applications..

* 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.

* "Spark" Camp Entrepreneur

Sept. 27-28; application deadline Sept. 13, 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

Recurring Events

Tuesdays - 9:30 AM, McCoy Speaker Series

Wednesday - 5 PM, CEO (McCoy 224)

Fridays - 1:30 PM, MSEC Speaker Series


Previous Events

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