entrepreneurship

UT Computer Science Unveils Cognitive Computing Course Based on IBM Watson in Fall 2014

May 7, 2014

UT Computer Science is partnering with IBM to launch a new cognitive computing course that gives students unprecedented access to one of IBM’s most prized innovations: Watson. ...

Students Pitch Shark Tank’s Cuban at Demo Day

December 11, 2013

The fifth annual Demo Day, held Dec. 5, had a packed house in the LBJ Auditorium to hear a conversation between Cuban and Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of Engineering and director of Longhorn Startup. RetailMeNot CEO Cotter Cunningham also took the stage, and 14 student startups made presentations. ...

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama

May 9, 2013

Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program. ...

UT Austin Student Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Success to President Obama

May 9, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas —Student entrepreneurs from The University of Texas at Austin and their professors are meeting with President Obama this afternoon to discuss their ideas and private sector successes. ...

1 Semester Startup Class to Host “Demo Day” with Special Guest James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments

April 23, 2012

UT NewsEvent: 1 Semester Startup's "Demo Day" featuring James Truchard, president and CEO of National InstrumentsWhen: Thursday, April 26, 5-9 p.m., open to the publicWhere: LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Museum and Library, 2313 Red River St., University of Texas at Austin ...

Longhorn Startup Camp Showcases 27 New Companies During Startup Crawl March 8

March 1, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin's newest space for startups — Longhorn Startup Camp — will be a stop on the SXSW Startup Crawl, which takes place Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. as part of UT Entrepreneurship Week. As a stop on the crawl, Longhorn Startup Camp will showcase its residents – 27 new startups, all originated at the university. ...

2012 CNS Career Fair & Startup Village

February 8, 2012

91% of employers at the 2012 CNS Career Fair were seeking computer science students and alumni. The Career Fair also debuted "Startup Village" this year, a partnership between UTCS, UT CNS and the startup community. ...

External and Interdisciplinary Partnerships

January 25, 2012

UTCS partners with industry and other disciplines within the university to enrich the educational experience of our students. ...

Students Start-up for Credit

January 17, 2012

The Daily Texan reports on 1 Semester Startup, an interdisciplinary course that the Department of Computer Science helped create. ...

Get Started at UT

December 16, 2011

1 Semester Startup (ISS) is a new practicum course designed to accelerate UT undergraduate students’ startups for degree credit. It allows undergraduates to experience entrepreneurship first-hand while learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. On December 1st, 1SS students presented their startups in five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community. ...

Michael Dell speaks during return to campus

November 18, 2011

The former University of Texas student and founder of Dell, Inc. described how he got to where he is now. A question and answer session followed with an opportunity to network with current and future entrepreneurs. ...

Science Student Entrepreneurs Give A Hoot

November 7, 2011

Computer science student Gaurav Sanghani, mathematics major Sid Upadhyay, and business major Michael Koetting, founders of Hoot.me.Facebook has been distracting students and lowering grade point averages worldwide since 2004. But two students from the College of Natural Sciences and one from the McCombs School of Business have started a business to try to turn Facebook into study mode. ...

Passing the Baton, Increasing Student Exposure to the Entrepreneurial World

May 3, 2011

The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin (UTCS) has embarked on an initiative to bring increased exposure of the entrepreneurial world to our students. ...

The Challenge: Start a Tech Company in 3 Days

April 3, 2011

How many times have you or one of your friends had a really great idea for a tech startup, but never implemented it? Maybe there wasn’t enough money, any access to people with complementary skills, or not enough confidence to get it off the ground. 3-Day Startup (3DS) provides the opportunity to pitch that idea to a panel of potential investors, release a prototypeand build enough momentum to sustain a startup company outside the event. ...

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