TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Programs

Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition
For TCU and invited undergraduates students from universities around the world to present plans for values-centered enterprises that contribute to the health and well-being of specific stakeholders through products, services and/or profits.

TCU Elevator Pitch
TCU undergraduate students have 90 seconds to pitch a new business idea to a panel of judges for cash prizes. Winner advances to the national competition at the annual CEO National Conference.  For sample videos, click here.  

Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund
Top TCU entrepreneurship students are vetted and chosen to serve on a special committee that reviews other TCU students’ business plans to decide whether or not to award grants. Plans chosen receive capital and guidance. Up to $20,000 in funding is available each year.

Entrepreneurial Intern Program
Students are matched with TECH Fort Worth acceleration clients to complete a summer internship inside a startup technology company and receive valuable experience.

Cowtown Angels Scholars Program
Students, both MBA and undergraduates, work with the Cowtown Angels investment group to learn what investors seek and the due diligence that goes into successful funding. TCU students participate at every level, from observing the entrepreneurs' initials pitches through funding for those startups that make the cut.

Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum
A free, premier speaker series that features renowned leaders who have transformed their industry or field. For TCU students, faculty, staff and the DFW Community. 

TCU Coleman Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship
Faculty members across TCU promote the development and teaching of entrepreneurship across campus to students from a variety of majors, not just business.

Small Business of the Year Award 
The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center partners with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce to present the Small Business of the Year Award. Select students act as judges.

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