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Texas Tech Accelerator


Win $25k to ACCELERATE your startup!


As it's been said, it takes a village to raise a child. Here at the Hub, we believe it takes a community to support a startup!

The Texas Tech Accelerator Program fosters a unique, diverse environment that supports entrepreneurs launching innovative startups. Our ecosystem of iTTU Mentors and resources give Accelerator teams the tools to build and sustain successful ventures. 

The program is divided into two tracks. The first track, the Open Accelerator is designed for  startup teams with innovations in any industry. The second track, Industry Advancement Technology Accelerator is designed for startup teams with technologies in AI, machine learning, advanced manufacturing, and robotics. 

A cohort of up to 14 teams (9 from Open and 5 from iAT) will be selected to participate in the year-long program. Each cohort of startup teams is focused around creating new technologies, innovative products, services, and solutions that solve today's problems. Meet our finalists by clicking the button below!

Meet our 8th cohort!

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.