CometX, is an eight-week, experiential accelerator program that pulls student entrepreneurs into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept. CometX concludes with a pitch competition lead by a panel of guest judges where teams compete for funding to support their venture. 


Shahzil 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.”
Dallas Morning News

The application for CometX 2018 is now closed.

All current UTD students of all majors and class are eligible to apply.

When: Friday mornings | 10am -12pm
on campus at the Blackstone LaunchPad  (in Parking Structure 3, next to IHOP)

Applications Due: September 3, 2018

Program Begins: September 7, 2018

Program Ends: November 2, 2018

If you are interested in or have any questions about CometX, please contact:

Bryan Chambers

Program Director - Blackstone LaunchPad

Senior Lecturer