Venture Labs Investment Competition
Two teams from the Texas Master of Science in Technology Commercialization program made strong showings at the recent Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, which was won by a biotechnology startup from the Indian School of Business.
After this year's Venture Labs Investment Competition, it is apparent that more of today's young entrepreneurs are shifting their focus from the Web to improving the world through education and innovation in life-saving technologies.
Athena Laboratories represented the MSTC program well in the May 5 final round of the Global Venture Investment Labs competition, which was won by a Northwestern University team that included an alumnus of the Cockrell School of Engineering.
The gift from business entrepreneur and oil tycoon Jon Brumley, BBA '61, will have a significant impact on the growth and development of the program Brumley calls "a gem in the Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem."
As executive MBA student Michael Garel prepared to pitch his business at the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, we tracked his progress from before he had even conceived of the idea.
Executive MBA students Harish Jayakumar and Michael Garel will take their product, which monitors consumer purchasing behavior, to the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition May 2-5.