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We believe an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset fosters an intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Inspiring the next generation of thinkers and doers

We engage, educate and empower students, faculty, and alumni to become great innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

"Innovation doesn’t have to be something radically different. You can take something old to create something new and still have a big impact."

Cedrik Chavez, former Adidas intern

A team of Texas State staff, students and alumni are hoping a new accelerated healing gel can become the next revolutionary creation to treat wounds.

NanoCare Pharma, Inc.

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Location:
173
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Weigum
Co-Director
TXST Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship
sweigum@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
TXST New Ventures is a competitive accelerator program that supports early-stage business ventures from faculty, student, or alumni ideas and innovations.

THE PROGRAM OFFERS PARTICIPANTS BOTH PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH THROUGH:
  • Mentorship and training from TXST Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
  • Access to TXST network of faculty, industry experts, and fellow innovators
  • A chance to compete for a share of more than $100,000 in start-up funding, in-kind services, space at STAR Park, and other vital resources for accelerating your business from concept to customer 
COMPETITION FINALS
At the New Ventures Competition Finals, come hear the top four teams pitch their business idea and strategy to a panel of industry experts and investors. Winners will receive funding, various resource prize packages, and a spot within the 2022 New Ventures 9-month Accelerator Program. In addition, you will hear from special guest and a keynote about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship on economic growth within the region.
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Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Shannon Weigum
Co-Director
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
sweigum@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission.
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more about event

Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Shannon Weigum
Co-Director
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
sweigum@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Shannon Weigum
Co-Director
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
sweigum@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission.
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more about event

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