The Cowtown Fellows Program is a highly coveted opportunity for TCU Students. TCU students, both MBA and undergrads, work with Cowtown Angels, an angel investment group that is a program of TechFW. They participate at every level of the program from observing the initial entrepreneurs investor pitches through funding for those startups that make the cut. In the process they learn first hand what qualities investors seek in funding early stage startups, the “deep dive” questioning and the due diligence that go into the successful funding of a startup. This is an amazing opportunity for TCU students to see entrepreneurial finance and angel investing up close.
The UTA EpICMavs DeepDive is a hands-on workshop held at the Startup Lounge that helps entrepreneurs translate business ideas into real companies. During the weekly workshop sessions, entrepreneurs get help and guidance on their companies from experienced mentors. Topics range from business canvas model development, customer discovery, finances, to market strategy and sales concepts.
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR CAMP
UTA has partnered with TechFW to put together a week long camp for kids grade 8-12 to learn more about entrepreneurship. They are introduced to product development, developing a business plan, and basic business principles. The kids get to work and learn at the Startup Lounge and even get a chance to utilize the innovative equipment at the UTA FabLab.
TECH TRANSFER OFFICES
The Office of Technology Management at UTA serves its internal and external clients through education and collaboration, while creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to have access to UTA technologies and innovations. The partnership with TechFW provides UTA faculty, research teams, and entrepreneurs a pathway to the North Texas entrepreneurial community.
Space & Resource Activation
THE STARTUP LOUNGE
The Startup Lounge is a collision space for entrepreneurs on and off UTA campus. We provide entrepreneurial resources including seminar series and working/meeting spaces.
The Startup Lounge is no-man’s land, first-name basis only. No matter where you are in your life, everyone is equal at Startup Lounge.
WET LAB ACCESS
The partnership between UNTHSC and TechFW has granted clients of TechFW access to six wet labs and other resources at the university to leverage their development of new medical devices, novel discovery tools for health and pharmaceutical research and other life science innovations.