UT Dallas Seed Fund

 The UT Dallas Seed Fund, a program of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, invests exclusively in technology startups founded by UTD students, faculty, staff, alumni and other program affiliates. The UT Dallas Seed Fund seeks to invest in early-stage businesses with inventions, discoveries, products or services that have achieved proof of concept (or a prototype) and are ready for commercial product development.

The application is closed. Please come back in Fall 2018

Criteria and Guidelines

The Fund will consider proposals using the following evaluation criteria:

  • Affiliation with UT Dallas.
  • Technology has achieved proof of concept or prototype and is ready for commercial product development.
  • Strong value proposition and clear points of differentiation.
  • Large addressable markets.
  • Business capable of generating venture scale returns (>5x return on invested capital).
  • Founding team has key skills and committed to venture success.


January 16: Applications Open

February 16: Applications Close

March 2: Top candidates selected

March 9: Secondary applications due

February 5 – March 30: In-person pitch meetings and demos

March 30 – April 20: Final due diligence and in-person meetings

April 23: Final recommendations made to committee

May 4: Investments formally announced

*The dates above are subject to change at any time.

Please direct questions to Bryan Chambers at bryan.chambers@utdallas.edu



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Mikhil Jhaveri


Portfolio Companies