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Startup Launch


MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Startup Launch courses are available to students enrolled in any degree program at UT Dallas. Instructor permission is required to enroll. Students in the courses that have scalable business concepts are encouraged to apply for funding to support the validation and development of their business concept.

The MSIE Startup Launch Track offers an exciting and unique opportunity for a select group of entrepreneurs to launch their new business ventures within the framework of UT Dallas’ highly regarded Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) degree program.

Students or student teams admitted to the Startup Launch will be provided with office and/or laboratory space in the Venture Development Center, up to $25,000 in seed capital, and ongoing support and mentoring by UT Dallas faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, while they earn the MSIE degree and receive course credit for progress toward the launch of their startup. Students will be expected to complete the program in 16-24 months (full-time or part-time) and to launch their businesses either while enrolled in the program or within six months after graduation.

Application to the program is competitive and, in addition to admission to the MSIE degree program, will require a business concept proposal, faculty interviews and the expression of a strong commitment to launch the venture.

Ready to Learn More?

For more information

Contact program director, Paul Nichols

To apply

Contact Bryan Chambers

Download the brochure

Startup Launch Brochure

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