Applications are open for 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.
September 1st: Applications Open
September 30th: Applications Close
October 12th: Top candidates selected
October 26th: Secondary applications due
September 20th – October 31st: In-person pitch meetings and demos
November 1st – November 30th: Final due diligence and in-person meetings
December 4th: Final recommendations made to the committee
Dec 14th: Investments formally announced
*The dates above are subject to change at any time.