Ventures Posts

October 24th, 2022

The UT Dallas Spirit of Innovation

At the 2022 University of Texas at Dallas State of the University address on October 20th, President Richard C. Benson presented a video highlighting the UT Dallas Spirit of Innovation. Watch the video below:

September 20th, 2022

Research 411 Talk Show: Everything you wanted to know about the Richardson IQ

Research 411 Microphone

The City of Richardson and the University of Texas at Dallas have teamed up on a powerful, economic development initiative by partnering on a new Headquarters for the Richardson Innovation Quarter (the IQ HQ). This new, innovative space, UTD @ the Richardson IQ®, will foster corporate innovator and university collaborations, support Richardson and the region’s …read more

August 27th, 2020

Lab to Launch: Technology Commercialization in Texas

Lab to Launch Seminar Series Graphic

This Lab to Launch session titled, “Technology Commercialization in Texas,” features a panel of speakers who discuss technology commercialization and the current Texas market Speakers: Christy Cardena: Christy is a Managing Partner at Ecliptic Capital, running Investment and Research for the venture capital fund in Austin, TX, and fueling innovation across emerging hubs. Christy is …read more

August 27th, 2020

Lab to Launch: Product Development Considerations

Lab to Launch Seminar Series Graphic

This Lab to Launch session by Connie Manz titled, “Product Development Considerations” discusses the various considerations taken when translating technology from the lab to a commercial product. Connie Manz, co-founder, and CEO of Qualia, Inc. received her bachelor’s and master’s in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. Connie has held various research positions at MIT, …read more

August 14th, 2020

Lab to Launch: Venture Capital Fundraising

Lab to Launch Seminar Series Graphic

This Lab to Launch session by Bryan Chambers titled, “Venture Capital Fundraising” discusses various fundraising strategies and funding opportunities for transitioning from the lab to a startup. Bryan Chambers is VP of Capital Factory’s Accelerator and a General Partner in the Capital Factory’s VC fund, the most active VC fund in Texas. Prior to joining …read more

March 28th, 2016

Q&A with a Materials Science Startup

David Arreaga and Adrian Avendano

Upon earning their Ph.D.’s in Materials Science and Engineering from UT Dallas, David Arreaga and Adrian Avendano seized the opportunity to enter the rapidly growing flexible electronics industry they had come to know having worked at the university’s Advanced Polymer Research Lab. In 2014, they established their startup company, Ares Materials, and are now developing the technology …read more

September 17th, 2015

Exciting Start to Business Idea Competition 2015

Students signing up for competition

Our friends at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently invited us to the kickoff for their annual Business Idea Competition. The IIE’s Executive Director Jeremy Vickers. Audience members tuning in. Founder & CEO of Snappy Salads, Chris Dahlander. Trey Bowles of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) addresses the entrepreneurial audience. Trey Bowles, CEO and co-founder of …read more

September 1st, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Student Focuses on Education, Empowerment

Anupam Kumar

Anupam Kumar, winner of the Science Research Scholar Award from the American Museum of Natural History, is busy cultivating an impressive future, blending education and humanitarian efforts.  With a background that includes notable academic achievements, his philanthropic endeavors are the driving force behind his aspirations. Anupam’s interest in medical device development and big data led …read more