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SW I-Corps

NSF I-Corps™ training is the first step in the Path-to-Market for your product. This hands-on workshop series will guide you through the process of product development using the Customer Development process and with the help of a mentor. Participants will learn how to validate their ideas for the market, how to pitch their ideas to investors, and how to work with mentors to create an investor presentation.

Teams can apply for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps Grant.


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Camp Entrepreneur:

A weekend intensive with mentors to learn about entrepreneurship.

ARCH Grants: Global Startup Competition

One month left to apply for $50,000 in equity-free funding. What are you waiting for?


  • $50,000 equity-free funding
  • Pro bono support services in legal, accounting, marketing, and human resources
  • Networking support and introductions to angel investment and venture capital networks


  • Idea stage to pre-Series A companies
  • All industries
  • Innovative product/solution
  • Scalable business model
  • Interest in St. Louis and helping its startup ecosystem grow and thrive

Application Deadline:

April 15th


City of Austin Small Business Development

The City of Austin has assistance for startups and growth of small businesses.  The offer classes, funding sources, and other resources for those who want to start/grow a business Austin. Visit their website:

Academic Programs

Entrepreneur Speaker Series



Texas State Digital Series

McCoy College of Business - Entrepreneurship Concentration

Mass Communication Digital Media Innovation

Material Sciences, Engineering, and Commercialization Program


Bobcat Made

Bobcat Made is a free maker space lab in ASBN 214 where you can work on personal or class projects. This is a collaborative effort between the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering, but is open to all university students. Our awesome student volunteers are available to help you train in a variety of tools, including laser engraving, 3D printing, embroidery, and more (see tools listed below in tabs to learn more).

Ingram Hall

The Ingram Hall Makerspace is a collaborative academic space for making, exploring, learning, inventing, and free exchange of ideas in a supportive  environment. - Dr. Austin Talley

For questions or general inquiries about the Makerspace, volunteer opportunities, or potential student worker positions, please feel free to contact us at

The Make Lab

The MAKE Lab is a collaborative space facilitated by Dr. Shaunna Smith in the Educational Technology program area of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education at Texas State University. Inspired by how The Tinkering Studio at The Exploratorium in San Francisco fuses art, science, and technology, Dr. Smith sought ways to bring these hands-on makerspace experiences to teachers and students in the San Marcos, TX area.

Media Innovation

LBJ Instituite

The Mission of the LBJ Institute is to transform Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in order to increase the participation and success of diverse communities of educator and students through:

  • Fostering collaborative communities
  • Conducting rigorous research
  • Providing evidence based professional development
  • Improving STEM teaching and learning

Alkek Maker Day

A guide to document our library Maker Days and provide related resources.