$100K Student Technology Venture Competition
Focusing on student entrepreneurial activities, CITE hosts a biannual $100K Student Technology Venture Competition to give students hands-on experience as early stage entrepreneurs. Teams of senior business and engineering students work throughout the semester to develop a technology demonstrator and business plan to successfully develop a new company. The engineering students create a new technology product, and the business students create the business plan for commercialization of the product.
The competition is the culmination of their undergraduate work and will be judged by a panel of academic, business and entrepreneurial experts. The winning team has access to a prize pool of over $100,000 in funding and services to launch their new company. Some winning teams will execute MicroExits © and sell their companies and technologies immediately upon completion of the competition.
The founding sponsor of the competition is the Texas Research Technology Foundation (TRTF). New and continuing sponsors include Cox|Smith, the Harvard Business Club of San Antonio, Rackspace, the San Antonio Technology Center, the UTSA College of Business and the UTSA College of Engineering.
More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Fall 2013 Results
Spring 2013 Results
Fall 2012 Results
Spring 2014 TBD
9 a.m.-noon Public Viewing
1-3 p.m. Competition
3-3:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
University Center Retama Auditorium UC 2.02.02
UTSA Main Campus