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UT Dallas offers several startup spaces dedicated to collaboration, co-working, fabricating and more to help students, alumni and researchers develop their ideas and inventions into entrepreneurial ventures.


Naveen Jindal School of Management

800 W Campbell Road, Richardson,
TX 75080, USA

The I&E academic building, i.e., the Jindal School of Management (JSOM) — The Innovation & Entrepreneurship faculty teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses leading to a Master’s of Science in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MSIE), an undergraduate concentration (minor) in I&E, and variety of certificate and executive education options.

Blackstone LaunchPad

830 Rutford Avenue, Richardson,
TX 75080, USA

Blackstone LaunchPad is a co-working and event space that was established with a $1M grant from the charitable foundation of the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone, creating a 5,000-square foot multi-purpose collaborative space to inspire, accelerate, and support student entrepreneurship.

Due to COVID-19, the facility will remain closed until further notice

UTDesign Studio

3000 Waterview Parkway, Richardson,
TX 75080-3021, USA

The UTDesign Studio is where you find 3D printers, laser cutters, and a range of conventional to high-tech machine-shop tools for students to take their ideas and turn them into real products.

Venture Development Center (VDC)

17217 Waterview Pkwy Suite 1.202,Dallas,
TX 75252, USA

Venture Development Center (VDC) is managed in partnership with the Office of Research at UT Dallas. It is a 20,000-square-foot incubator which hosts student, faculty, and alumni entrepreneurs, supporting them with: fixed desk working in dedicated offices and cubes; state-of-the-art facilities, e.g., dry & wet labs and cleanroom space; and other critical resources & connections, e.g., conference room facilities, mailing address and mailroom service.