Recap Rewind: Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Tradeshow

Written by Monica Garza

With all the resources available to The University of Texas at Austin student entrepreneurs, both on and around campus, it can sometimes be an overwhelming feat to navigate the robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. On Monday, September 19, 2022 the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center brought together 25 entrepreneurial focused organizations from within UT and the Austin area to host the seventh annual Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Tradeshow. The event offered the over 250 attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things entrepreneurship and get informed on all the resources at their disposal.

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center was thrilled to be able to host the Tradeshow in-person again for the first time since the world shifted to virtual in 2020. The excitement for entrepreneurship radiated from attendees as they spent the afternoon networking with resources. Whether interests lie in learning more about entrepreneurship, validating an idea, launching a startup, getting funded, or innovating within established firms, the university has resources for students on every step of their entrepreneurial journeys.

The event successfully helped the attendees learn about the Austin startup ecosystem and fostered excellent entrepreneurship engagement. Encouraged by the amazing turnout of this event, HKEC looks forward to many years of continuing to host this beneficial events for all Longhorn entrepreneurs.

In previous years, the Tradeshow has begun with a brief presentation giving a broad overview of available resources. This year’s presentation was prerecorded and is available on the HKEC YouTube Channel for anyone interested in learning more about what the UT/Austin startup ecosystem has to offer.

To learn more about the entrepreneurship resources that HKEC has to offer, visit our website and join our newsletter to stay tuned with future opportunities!



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