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UT Dallas partners with early stage tech investor to support student start-ups


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 13th, 2019

The University of Texas (UT) Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is partnering with early-stage tech investment group Capital Factory to support start-ups founded by UT Dallas students.

Through the partnership, select student teams will be granted co-working memberships at Capital Factory, where they will receive exclusive access to education, mentorship, networking and other resources. The students will also be connected to leading corporations and potential investors in their businesses.

“We are thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to UT Dallas student-founders as an important new extension of the innovation and entrepreneurship programs and facilities that the institute operates,” says Steve Guengerich, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

UT Dallas students have already submitted the first round of applications for Capital Factory membership, and evaluation of start-ups is currently underway.

Joshua Baer, founder and CEO of Capital Factory, comments, “UT Dallas was one of the first places I visited when I toured Dallas for the first time, and I was impressed. The strength of is student body and faculty — from the business school to engineering to computer science to life sciences — was exceptional, as was its shared entrepreneurial mission. We’ve already invested in more than one UT Dallas alumni company, and I expect to see that number continue to grow.”

Source: PR Newswire

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