• Austin, Texas

  • May 5, 2016

“Longhorn Startup at the University of Texas at Austin invites you to Demo Day where we will showcase the undergraduate startups from our Spring 2016 class. The evening will begin with an exclusive interview of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Mike Maples, Jr. by our very own Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation and inventor of Ethernet.

Starting your own company is a great way to change the world.  You’ve heard how Steve Jobs changed the world with his insanely great products from Apple Computer.  More examples: James Truchard changed the world with National Instruments, Bill Gates with Microsoft, John Mackey with Whole Foods Market, Michael Dell with Dell, and Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook.  All these founders and their teams are still changing the world, with impacts measured into the millions of jobs and billions of dollars.

Three of these entrepreneurs are still running their companies in Austin.  One started his $60B company in a dorm room at UTAustin; another started his $10B company after dropping out of UT; and the third got a PhD here before starting his $1B company. These students want to follow in their footsteps.

Learn more about Longhorn Startup Lab at http://longhornstartup.com/


True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Sara Brand takes part in the Longhorn Startup Demo Day. This event showcases 15 UT startups from the class of 2016 to a packed room full of investors and venture capitalists!