CometX

CometX, formerly known as Comet Accelerator, is a ten-week, experiential program that pulls faculty, staff, and current students into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept. On the final day of class, teams will give a final 10-minute pitch to a panel of guest judges. One winning team will be chosen for a $2,500 cash prize to go towards their venture.

 

When: Friday mornings | 9am -12pm

Where: on campus at the Blackstone LaunchPad  (in Parking Structure 3, next to IHOP)

Registration for Spring 2018: Apply Now

 

Meet Your Instructor: Shazhil (Shaz) Amin

“Shahzil Amin started his first company in high school. He started his second company in college. By his mid-20s, he’d sold his Dallas-based mobile advertising company, Blue Track Media, to Karlani Capital and was named managing partner at the Philadelphia-based venture capital firm. Its portfolio includes investments in startups, such as Plugged, a headphone company Amin co-founded, and fantasy sports company FanDuel.” DMN

 

 

 

 

Fall 2017 Schedule:

9/8/17 – Applications due  *Application Deadline Extended- 9/11/17*
9/11/17 – Teams announced by e-mail
9/15/17 – Week 1: Intros/The Elevator Pitch
9/22/17 – Week 2: Customer Development/Business Model Canvas
9/29/17 – Week 3: MVP/Design Thinking/Value Proposition
10/6/17 – Week 4: Channels/Legal Structures/Customer Segments
10/13/17 – Week 5: Pitch Development/Startup Financials/Revenue Models
10/20/17 – Week 6: Mid-Term Pitches
10/27/17 – Week 7: Fundraising/Customer Relations/Building a Team
11/3/17-*No class-BIC Semifinals
11/10/17 – Week 8: IP/Resources & Costs/Partners
11/17/17 – Week 9: Executive Summary/Entrepreneur’s Toolbox
11/24/17-*No class-Thanksgiving break
12/1/17 – Week 10: Final Pitches

For more information, please contact: launchpad@utdallas.edu