The University of Texas’ Longhorn Startup program has recently established to help student enterpreneurs fine tune and launch new business ventures. The program is a joint venture between UT’s College of Natural Sciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering and McCombs School of Business. So far the program has averaged 10 business concepts per semester.
The program has recently expanded with the addition of two components: a seminar for prospective entrepreneurs, as well as a lab for entrepreneurs launching their business model. The program helped to launch Burpy Inc., which was founded last year by 5 UT students looking for a way to order groceries online for home delivery. The company began testing its business on campus and has recently expanded into residential neighborhoods.
Read more about the Longhorn Startup program here.