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Fund the First Startup Space for Students at UT Austin

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Project ended on March 31, at 09:02 AM CDT
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Fund the First Startup Space for Students at UT Austin

In 2017, there has never been a better time to be a Longhorn interested in starting a company. 

  • According to the 2016 Kauffman Index, Austin is the No. 1 city for startup activity. The McCombs school of business has one of the top-ranked entrepreneurship programs in the world (US. News and World Report, 2016), and UT Austin ranks No. 8 for educating startup founders who successfully raise money for new ventures (Business Insider, 2016).

  • But despite these accolades, UT Austin lacks a major resource vital for entrepreneurship: a dedicated space on campus for students to focus on building their ventures. 

  • Over the past 4 years, Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency has been working with the university’s administration to create the very first student entrepreneurship center on campus. This year, we successfully secured a room on campus. However, this is just a single room, and we are quickly outgrowing it.

With your help, we can raise the funds required to outfit the entire building – creating a physical hub where all of the university’s student startup teams and entrepreneurship-focused organizations can work together in a collaborative space.

What is Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency?

Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency is an arm of Student Government dedicated to fostering and supporting entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin. As the hub for entrepreneurship on the 40 Acres, we work with the university's administration to cultivate a premier campus environment for students to build new ventures.

By giving some of the brightest students in the nation the resources they need to start companies, and by building a culture that celebrates entrepreneurs, the University of Texas at Austin will see world-changing ideas come to life more frequently and effectively than ever before. Through our programs, partnerships with other UT organizations, and connections to the Austin startup community, we are working to make UT Austin the best campus in the world to pursue entrepreneurship. 

What will my contribution be used for?

Itemized Purchase List

  • (quantity) description, price per

  • (10) Tables, $400

  • (1) TV screen, $2000

  • (1) Screen mount & mounting, $300

  • (1) Apple TV, $200

  • (8) Startup desks, $400

  • (1) Door work order, $2200

  • (1) 24/7 access keypad, $800

  • (1) Light snacks & coffee, $100

Choose a giving level



Your contribution is a first step towards improving student entrepreneurship at UT Austin.



Your name will be recognized on a special donor page on Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency's website.


Series A

Your name will be recognized on a plaque alongside other Series A donors, which will be displayed in the future student entrepreneurship center.


Series B

You will receive both the Seed and Series A perks. This helps us buy TV screens, where students can pitch their businesses to investors, practice for demo days, communicate with remote team members, and much more.


Series C

You will receive the Seed, Series A, and Series B perks. LEA will also recognize you on social media, where we have over 3K+ followers in the startup community.



You will receive a handmade laser cut “Thank You" plaque and the perks of the Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C levels.



You will receive a handmade laser cut “Thank You" plaque and the perks of the Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C levels. In addition, you will be invited to a special dinner with the leaders of LEA and our supporters.

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