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2013 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

5/2/2013 10:00 AM - 5/4/2013 7:00 PM

In 2010, the Moot Corp Competition changed its name to the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC), and repositioned itself as “The Super Bowl of Investment Competitions.”

Rob Adams, Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, explained the name change as, “reflective of the true nature of what Moot Corp had turned into, a forum where graduate students from around the world launch their ventures by raising capital. This competition is far from moot, and parallels the real-world process and realities of developing and launching a venture-backed company. This renaming and repositioning aligns the competition with that mission.”

Attend the Global VLIC

The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs is pleased to invite you to the 30th annual Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC) at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on May 2-4, 2013.

Forty teams of student entrepreneurs, from around the world, will pitch their "Investor-Ready" ideas to local entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts, as they compete for prizes including:

>A total cash prize of $78,000

>An Invitation to close the NASDAQ OMX Stock Market on June 11, 2013

>Hosting and cloud services worth $24,000

>An Austin Technology Incubator Launch Package valued at $25,000

Consulting time with the Director and Assistant Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 2

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM | VENTURE CAPITAL 101 - Level M2, Amphitheater 204

Discussion comparing the investment environment in the United States and abroad

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | VENTURE EXPO - Level M@ Amphitheater 204

TVL Accelerator companies will pitch their businesses to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and students

4:00 PM | COMPETITOR ORIENTATION - Level M3, Ballroom

Teams competing in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition must attend this mandatory orientation

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | VENTURE SHOWCASE* - Level M3, Ballroom

40 teams of competitors from around the world displat their ventures at a trade show style event; TVL companies will also be exhibiting

Friday, May 3

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | OPENING ROUND

40 Global VLIC teams compete in five divisions according to type of venture


Eight first runner-ups in the Opening Round compete in five divisions for two wild card slots into the semifinals


Winners in the Opening Round clean energy divisions compete for the $20,000 Wells Fargo Clean Energy Prize


Darrell Royal Stadium, Touchdown Club

Saturday, May 4

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | SEMIFINALS

Top 10 teams compete in two divisions


24 Teams who have not yet won money compete in an elevator pitch competition

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM | FINALS

Top four teams compete


Winners announced

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RSVP to the 2013 Global VLIC

Compete in the 2013 Global VLIC

Qualified teams should have received the business plan posting information. The deadline for your executive summary and business plan is April 15. For additional guidance, please review the GVLIC rules below. If you have additional questions, please contact Ann Whitt or by phone at 512-232-6597.

Official 2013 Global VLIC Rules

If you are currently registered to compete in the Global VLIC or would simply like to learn more about the competition please download a copy of the current rules.

Invest at Global VLIC

Whether you are an angel investor or institutional investor, we're happy to introduce you to any of our current or former companies. Please feel free to email us directly with questions.

Sponsorship and Media Inquiries

If you are interested in sponsoring the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, through the donation of either in-kind services or a gift, we would be happy to discuss our program in greater detail. Please email us to begin a conversation.

Media inquiries about any other aspect of the Texas Venture Labs may also be directed to us via email.

Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry

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Participating Competitions

Past Winners

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