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1 Semester Startup Demo Day Fall 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
1 Semester Startup invites you to Demo Day where we will showcase the 20 undergraduate startups from our inaugural Fall 2011 class.
Undergraduate students experienced entrepreneurship first-hand, learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. University of Texas students from many different departments including Computer Science, Engineering and Management started companies and were assisted with a semester-long program of startup acceleration: speakers, mentors, and supervised project work. Mentors are exceptional people who have successfully started one or more companies.
During the class students had to find co-founders, develop an elevator pitch, and talk to customers. Students had many opportunities to write, plan, speak and sell. They heard from local entrepreneurs including Jason Cohen, Ash Maurya, Frank Moss and Michael Dell on topics such as Selling, Fundraising, Lean Startup and Business Ethics.
Each startup will get 5 minutes on stage and then you can go and talk to them afterwards. There will be numerous other leaders from the Austin entrepreneurial community in attendence as well.
5:00pm Happy Hour
6:15pm 10 startup pitches
7:45pm 10 more startup pitches
8:45pm Go talk to startups you liked
The event will be held at the Red McCombs End Zone Club at the North End of Longhorn Stadium.
Enter at Gate 14/16, turn left, and take elevator to the 8th floor.
Parking east and south of stadium
ABOUT 1 SEMESTER STARTUP
Starting your own company is a great way to change the world. You’ve heard how Steve Jobs changed the world with his insanely great products from Apple Computer. More examples: James Truchard changed the world with National Instruments, Bill Gates with Microsoft, John Mackey with Whole Foods Market, Michael Dell with Dell, and Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook. All these founders and their teams are still changing the world, with impacts measured into the millions of jobs and billions of dollars.
Three of these entrepreneurs are still running their companies in Austin. One started his $60B company in a dorm room at UTAustin; another started his $10B company after dropping out of UT; and the third got a PhD here before starting his $1B company. These students want to follow in their footsteps.