Texas Tech University


Innovation Hub

iAT Accelerator


The Future of Innovation is Here


The Innovation Hub is empowering technology ventures by launching the Industry Advancement Technology (iAT) Accelerator. The new program is designed to help faculty, students, and community entrepreneurs in the West Texas region launch startup companies or discover licensing opportunities based on their artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or advanced manufacturing technology.

In its inaugural year, the iAT Accelerator will select four ventures based on their artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or advanced manufacturing technology. The selected ventures will be a part of the TTU Accelerator Program and receive $25K, mentorship, and access to co-working space to help them develop into lasting, successful ventures solving today's complex social challenges!

Who can apply?

We are looking for the most promising, coachable startup teams with high growth potential! At least one team member must be 18-years old or older.

Not affiliated with Texas Tech University? No worries! Applications are open to the public. Don't have a formed company? Not a problem! Our program leads you through the process of forming a business entity. Got more questions? Read our FAQs or contact Ryan Bain for any questions or concerns regarding the program. 

Why should you apply?

  • $25k in startup funding
  • Introduction to potential sources of early-stage capital through our network of connections and free access to an investor database
  • Access to additional funding opportunities from Innovation Hub's program pipeline
  • Receive marketing and business planning support from Accelerator Program graduates and Innovation Hub tenants, including Campus Live Media, Pebble Plan, and Flint Avenue Marketing
  • iTTU Mentors from premier professional support firms (attorneys, accountants, etc.) (valued at approx. $250 per hour)
  • Intensive monthly business bootcamps
  • Access to regional business and technology events through our thriving innovation ecosystem.  

How do you apply?

Learn more about the application process through the button below. Applications for the 9th cohort will open in the fall.

Questions? Contact:

Richard Greenhill
Program Director