Texas Tech University

Accelerator Launches New Cohort of Startup Companies

Glenys Young

June 15, 2017

The program helps grow and support businesses based on Texas Tech research discoveries or started by West Texas entrepreneurs.

WHAT: Join the Innovation Hub at Research Park for a ribbon cutting in collaboration with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce to launch the 2017-2018 Texas Tech University Accelerator. Organizers will introduce the seven startups vetted for the program and provide a brief overview of the initiative supported by Texas Tech.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Monday (June 19)

WHERE: Innovation Hub at Research Park, 3911 4th St.

EVENT: The kickoff event will include comments from Kimberly Gramm, senior managing director of the Innovation Hub; John Osborne, chief executive officer of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance; and Michael Galyean, Texas Tech provost. The seven participating companies will present the business pitches that earned them a spot in the program.

Tours of the Innovation Hub will be available and refreshments will be provided.

About the Texas Tech Accelerator

The one-year accelerator program is made possible with the generous support of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. The program launches startups based on technologies discovered and developed in Texas Tech University System research laboratories and supports technology developed by entrepreneurs in West Texas. It gives seven startup companies a $25,000 seed grant and provides education and mentoring opportunities to help the businesses grow. The Texas Tech Accelerator offers a Lean Launch program, access to a dedicated team of iTTU Mentors and one year of collaborative workspace in BaseCamp.

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