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Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


The Entrepreneurship Club has the privilege to work directly with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TCU, providing members with access to extraordinary affiliated programs.


To find out more, please visit their website or read briefly about some of the opportunities below. 

Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition
This annual competition invites undergraduate students from around the world to pitch plans for for-profit enterprises that impact society in meaningful ways.  The Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition stands out from other business plan competitions by focusing on for-profit enterprises that specifically impact society in meaningful ways. Plans must demonstrate a societal or environmental need to be filled, as well as the profitability of the business.  A values-centered enterprise assures sustainable prosperity while also supporting the needs of company owners and shareholders, employees and their families, suppliers, customers, communities and the environment. Concepts submitted for this competition should seek to contribute to the health and well-being of specific internal or external stakeholders through its proposed products, services and profits. Examples could include contributions to sustainability, innovations in the health and life sciences, innovations in energy or opportunities for under-represented groups in business.


Cowtown Angels Scholars Program

The Cowtown Angels Scholars Program provides an opportunity for TCU students, both MBA and undergraduate, to work directly with Cowtown Angel investors affiliated with TECH Fort Worth. Students participate at every level of the real-world investment process, from observing initial pitches through funding for selected startups. Throughout the program, students learn what qualities investors seek in funding early stage startups, and first- hand participation in due diligence provides unparalleled experience. This is an amazing opportunity for TCU students to experience entrepreneurial finance and angel investing in a professional, real-world setting.


Click the link below to find out more or apply for the Scholars Program. 






Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program

The TECH Fort Worth Intern Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for selected students to become involved with start-up businesses. Through the generosity of donors, undergraduate students are matched with TECH Fort Worth acceleration clients and awarded stipends to complete a summer internship inside a startup technology company. Though competitive, the selected students receive invaluable experience working to get a company off the ground. 

This year we are proud to announce that DEC, Dallas Entrepreneurship Center and Capital Factory in Austin joined in on the great opportunity for TCU students.


Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund

Provided by a gift from TCU alum Bill Shaddock, this program allows TCU student-run businesses the opportunity to launch or grow their business in the TECH Fort Worth incubator. TECH Fort Worth staff provide a wide range of specialized business services that are critical for early stage companies. Students whose businesses incubate inside TECH Fort Worth tout the experience as nothing short of exceptional. Click here for more information. 

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