Incubator Programs

Venture Development Incubator Program (VDIP)

UT Dallas’ exclusive incubator space runs a 9-month, milestone driven program open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other university affiliates.

Clean Energy Incubator (CEI)

Partnership with UT Austin and the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). 12-month incubation program for the development and commercialization of clean energy technologies.

Venture Advisory Services

There is no greater way to learn and grow your venture than meeting with industry professionals who can help answer questions and work through challenges. The incubated companies are matched with mentors based on their needs following the initial assessment and have access to one-on-one weekly mentorship opportunities as well as weekly mentor office hours at the VDC. During these sessions, entrepreneurs will have a chance to talk with experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment professionals who have experience working with startup companies. We encourage teams to meet with their mentor several times per month. The goal of this program is to make progress with the venture and develop deep personal working relationships.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please register by following this link. If you are a current mentor and have questions about the program and expectations, please visit  Mentor FAQ.

Click the “Register” button to see the list of available mentors and the times they are available for mentor office hours. Then click “Sign Up” to select a time slot with a mentor.


Entrepreneurial Development Series (EDS)

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) provides formal training programs for students, faculty, staff, and the entrepreneurial community. These sessions make up the Entrepreneurial Development Series and are focused on tactical, module-based training that prepares entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors for the launch of a new business. We have collaborated with the IIE to develop a series tailored specifically to the needs of incubated companies at the VDC who are going through the Venture Development Incubator Program (VDIP).

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held on the last Friday of every month from 10am-2pm. Once your team is accepted into VDIP you will be able to access the schedule, topics, and sign-up for the sessions that interest you.