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TxSt Entrepreneur Network




Welcome to the TxSt Entrepreneurial Network website.  This website lists all the entrepreneurial activities supported by Texas State New Ventures. The events listed below are reoccurring entrepreneurial activities. Attend an event and qualify for an Entrepreneur Honor Cord (see below for information).  Have information to add to our website? Contact us

Austin Fast Start

The Economic Development Department and the Austin Young Chamber are accepting applications for Austin Fast Start, a reoccurring pitch competition supporting early-stage startups. Each pitch competition highlights different topics and the winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities. This year’s topics include Consumer Packaged Goods, Creatives, and Cleantech.

More information can be found HERE

Splash Coworking Intern Wanted

Splash Coworking is looking for an intern to work with multiple businesses and start-ups that are members of Splash Coworking.


  • Cataloging all local businesses and their local SM address/ handles
  • Maintaining a relative and accurate social media presence

Social Media Coordinator:

Social Media Coordinator Intern role is responsible for supporting our social media channels. A majority of this role is dedicated to coordinating our brand on social - managing and distributing quality content and for our social media campaigns, assisting with measuring content performance.


  • Assist in coordinating social media
  • Ensure content is accessible
  • Ensure content is properly tagged
  • Distribute content regularly
  • Ensure content remains organized
  • Assist with drafting social media content across all channels (Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Youtube)
  • Write social media posts, sending drafts to the organization lead for approval
  • Assist with the creative needs, such as photos and videos
  • Assist with managing social media editorial calendar • Assist with social media campaigns
  • Assist with social media moderation (replies, comments, messages)
  • Assist with tagging audit of incoming messages

This is an unpaid internship, but provides college credit, if applicable. The length of the internship is a minimum of 3-6 months (1 semester), with the ability to renew the internship based on performance. Scheduling is flexible, but a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 job hours is needed if seeking college credit (during a Fall or Spring semester) and/or and a minimum of 8 weeks and 160 job hours (during a Summer semester).

Interested Interns Email:


TXST Innovation + Entrepreneurship Newsletter

Signup for the TXST Innovation + Entrepreneurship newsletter! Signup can be found HERE

Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo

Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo Hiring Experience will take place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Register today to virtually connect with hiring recruiters hosting interactive booths from dozens of local companies. Explore their exciting career, apprenticeship and internship opportunities in the Rural Capital Area, chat with employers, and take part in free virtual career-enhancement workshops right from your own computer, or mobile device. All job seekers are welcome.

Job Seeker Registration HERE

1 Million Cups (1MC) Greater San Marcos, TX

The Greater San Marcos Texas Area will soon welcome a national program that connects and educates local entrepreneurs in more than 180 communities. The program, called 1 Million Cups, helps build startup communities on a grassroots level by encouraging entrepreneurs to share ideas in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.

Beginning March 31, 2021, entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to attend a free networking event on the last Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. At each meeting, two early-stage startups will present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers, and other entrepreneurs. Each founder will present for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.

Register HERE

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Texas State SBDC is part of the South-West Texas Border (SWTXB) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. SBDC engagement creates a positive impact on the lives of our clients: their families, their businesses, and their communities, as well as a significant return on investment to our state and federal funding partners.

BSC Reinventing Business Weekly Nationwide Forum


Attend the BSC Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum to share your ideas, issues, and concerns with people nationwide who understand what you are going through — owners just like you! Every Thursday, Noon-1 CDT.

Here's the basic agenda each week

Situation Room: Share what's happening in your business, your industry, your town, your passion, your goals, your successes, and your challenges. Got a new question or trying to make a big decision? Tell us about it and let us be your ad hoc advisory board.

Re-invention Room: Re-think, re-structure, re-invent your business with ideas from special business experts. Regulars and other invited experts provide short, practical advice on how to move forward successfully when it comes to sales, marketing, legal, funding, tech, employees and management. Get your priorities straight for the week, the month, the year ahead and beyond.

The Last Word: Answer last week's question about you and your business. Learn about resources that help you balance business and life from Jan Triplett, CEO, Business Success Center.


Register HERE

Entrepreneur Honor Cords

Entrep Honor Cord

Students participating in Entrepreneurial Events at Texas State can purchase an Honor Cord to wear at graduation, $15 plus tax.  Students must participate in 3-events that have been listed on this website.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we will now have online entrepreneurial events that students may “attend” to receive credit towards the purchase of an entrepreneurial cord.

Please click here to request access to the entrepreneur canvas site.

2021–2022 Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award: Dr. Jennifer Irvin

Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of The Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award.  This award recognizes a faculty member who has had extraordinary success in mentoring graduate students.  Congratulations to Dr. Irvin for her excellent work! Dr. Irvin’s colleagues and former students submitted very thoughtfully written letters that described in detail the tremendous positive impact of Dr. Irvin’s mentorship on her students’ careers.

Accelerator Rap Challenge

The Accelerator Rap Challenge is a national contest open to all undergrads in the US. It is based on the course that won the 2020 Academy of Management Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy award.

Your challenge is to create a short SchoolHouseRock-style animated music video that can help 8-12-year-olds understand innovative entrepreneurial work. You’ll need to compose beats and lyrics that convey this year’s entrepreneurial topic (the six themes of Aulet’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship). You’ll need to render animations that bring your lyrics to life. And you’ll want to make sure that your work inspires girls, children of color, and kids from other population groups currently under-represented in innovative entrepreneurship to see themselves in entrepreneurial careers.

Your entry must meet these requirements:

  • Works must be animation (not live action)
  • Works must be less than 2 minutes in total run time
  • Works must be created by teams (2-5 people)
  • Works must be G-rated
  • Each team must be composed of undergraduate students enrolled in US colleges and universities at the time of submission
  • Please DO NOT include your name, university, mascot, or other identifying material in your entry
  • A complete list of entry requirements and judging criteria can be found in the contest rules

Teams that intend to submit an entry should register for the contest and explore the growing set of resources. Between now and the end of the submission period, registered teams will be able to participate in online events with contest judges and other experts to ask questions and learn tips that will help everyone create great works. And in between the submission period and the Finale event, registered teams will continue to have access to sessions with experts active in the creator economy.

More information can be found HERE

Student Organizations


CEO Officers

Meets every Tuesday. McCoy 233. 5-6pm.

For more information - click here for email


For more information, contact their faculty advisor, Dr. David Cameron


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