iVenture Program Application

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THAT SOLVES A PROBLEM OR SATISFIES A NEED?

Apply TODAY to participate in the UTRGV’s Center for Innovation & Commercialization’s inaugural iVenture cohort of startup founders. Be a part of the inaugural group of 10 aspiring entrepreneurs who will participate in a 6-week program where they will have the opportunity to develop their business ideas, connect with other founders and exchange feedback. 

Who Should Apply?

  • UTRGV students, staff, faculty or RGV community members with a Big Idea to start a business in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who want hands-on experience

What Will You Learn?

  • Participants will follow the “So What? Who Cares? Why you?” Methodology to identify the business value of your innovation
  • Participants will develop their idea, understand the problem they are trying to solve, and identify who their potential customers are
  • Participants will discover where their idea fits in the market, their competitive edge, and the path to market their innovation
  • Participants will learn whether their idea is a Go or No Go
  • Participants will learn how to pitch their business idea

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN REALIZING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAM?

Program Information

Application Opened: August 2, 2021 at 8:00AM
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021 at 11:59PM
Notification of Finalist: October 8, 2021 by 5:00PM
Finalist Interviews: October 11, 2021 and October 12, 2021
Notification of Selected Participants: October 13, 2021 by 5:00PM
iVenture Program: October 19 & 26, November 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2021 from 4:00PM- 6:00PM
Location: UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco, TX

 

Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00am to 12:00am

UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization 307 E Railroad St, Weslaco, TX 78596