Texas Tech University

Kinetic Accelerator, Innovated by Texas Tech Now Accepting Applications

Glenys Young

August 24, 2015

The program aims to help entrepreneurs launch startup companies.


Applications are now open to enter the 2016 class of the Kinetic Accelerator, Innovated by Texas Tech. Kinetic Accelerator launches startup companies and discovers licensing opportunities based on technologies developed at Texas Tech University, other research universities and for-profit entities seeking commercial opportunities for their intellectual property.

“The technologies we work with come from the Texas Tech University System, which includes Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center-El Paso; Crane Naval Labs and NASA,” said Lisa McDonald, director of Kinetic Accelerator, Innovated by Texas Tech. “Applications are open to students from any Texas Tech campus and local entrepreneurs interested in technology commercialization.”

By pairing cutting edge inventions with industry experts, mentors and curriculum derived from the Lean Startup Methodology, the Kinetic Accelerator program launches innovation from research into the marketplace.

“We have a unique and structured curriculum that teaches the fundamental principles of technology commercialization, and those who complete our program will have the opportunity to present at our nationally recognized Demo Day in May,” McDonald said. “Texas Tech is extremely supportive of the entrepreneur and proudly boasts multiple programs to assist entrepreneurs in bringing their ventures to market. This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurial-minded individuals to learn a highly marketable skill, market validation and how to de-risk technologies for market interest.”

The program is open to anyone interested in learning to de-risk technology for the purpose of launching a startup. Learn more and apply at the program's website or by email. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 15. The program will run from mid-January to mid-May 2016.

Kinetic Accelerator Demo Day 2015