The mission of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to utilize education, training, mentorship, and resources to support students, faculty and staff in the launch of new businesses. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is leading the way in supporting students and faculty with entrepreneurial training and resources. Across the campus, the IIE works to engage and empower the UTD family in launching new businesses through academic courses, conferences, networking, and unique funding opportunities. For more information about IIE programs, please visit innovation.utdallas.edu
Business Idea Competition (BIC): The BIC is an annual event open to both graduate and undergraduate student from every school on campus. It gives the student contestants the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas while competing for $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.
Venture Advisory Services: The Venture Advisory Services program is designed to leverage external mentors, guest speakers, and resources into a hub of information that can be mobilized to help student, faculty, and staff startup teams in the launch of their businesses.
Comet Accelerator: Comet Accelerator is a 10-week, experiential program for faculty, staff and students to incubate ideas and engage prospective customers in preparation for launch.
Student Seed Fund: The UT Dallas Student Seed Fund would enable entrepreneurial students to seek seed investments in high potential startups by engaging in a rigorous due diligence process that leads to initial equity investment funding. Investments would range from $25,000 to $100,000 in equity investment depending upon the need and success of the business.