The UT Dallas Seed Fund is an academic program established by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2016 and has supported startups with early stage funding including ShearShare, Fan Guru, Zabo, Meowtel, Tankee, Collbox, SurviVR, and Lazarus 3D.
APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY
The fund will consider proposals using the following evaluation criteria:
- Early seed stage, past ideation stage
- Based in Texas – with a preference for the North Texas region
- Expect valuation for funding to be less than $5 million
- Is or will be working full time on venture
The UT Dallas Seed Fund plan to conclude the investment process by October 3, 2021
SPRING 2021 APPLICATION
January 22nd: Applications Open
February 23rd: Applications Close
March 11th: Top candidates selected
March 25th: Secondary applications due
March 11th-April 8th: In-person pitch meetings and product demos
April 8th-April 29th: Final due diligence and in-person meetings
April 29th: Investments formally announced.
CollBox simplifies the task of collecting on past due invoices. The platform seamlessly integrates with any cloud accounting software.
EverThread provides eCommerce visualization solutions and image management platform for brands and retailers.
FAN GURU is an app, that brings cosplayers, fangirls, video gamers, etc. together to experience their fandoms on a whole new level.
ShearShare connects salon and barbershop owners to licensed stylists to fill unused suites and stations on demand.
Tankee, Inc. is an Austin-based media company dedicated to the future of kids’ digital entertainment.
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