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Texas State Accelerator

Texas State Accelerator - TXSTXL

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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Current Events:


Attention #Startups! Good news! The MassChallenge Texas application deadline has been EXTENDED until Friday March 15 at 6PM CET/12PM ET/11AM CT! Don't miss this chance to get access to up to $500k in cash prizes + corporate partners + expert mentors + 6 months of free office space + a global network:

For 50% off, use code: MCTX19TXSTMCCOY

* Fast Pitch 400$ Competition 

March 29; application deadline March 27, apply here

* "Spark" Camp Entrepreneur

April 12; application deadline March 15, apply here

* 3DS Deep Dive

April 12; application deadline March 29

* I-Corps

Three week Cohort 02 - $3,000 Mini-Grant

April 15, 22, 29: 5:30 - 8:30 PM at STAR Park, apply here

* New Ventures Competition 

Competition for up to $20,000 in grant funding and office space

May 4; application deadline April 5, apply here

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

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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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


Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Conference 

March 8;  8 - 5 PM, LBJSC - more information here