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TTU Accelerator Competition


Win $25k and a spot in the TTU Accelerator Program!


Welcome to the TTU Accelerator Competition, the investor pitch event to identify the next cohort of startups teams that will be selected into the 2023-2024 TTU Accelerator Program. Participation in this event is fun, exciting and rewarding. Submissions are evaluated by Innovation Hub mentors, faculty, investors, and staff using the TTU Accelerator Scorecard. 

The top 12 finalists will be mentored and advance to the public competition event where competitors present to a panel of judges for a chance to be selected into the year-long program.

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. 

Applying to the competition is a simple, easy three-step process:

Step One

Review the TTU Accelerator Program Guidelines and FAQs that will tell you the rules, eligibility requirements, how the selection process works, and what you need to apply. Required Materials:

  • Business Plan with Executive Summary
  • Completed Application Questions in application platform (ReviewR)
  • Pitch presentation deck
  • Resume of primary applicant
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Demonstration (This can be a video, wireframes, diagram, or storyboard that answers "how will the technology/product/service work?")

Examples of Demos: Devices/Product (physical prototype demonstration), Phone App (wireframe/storyboard), Process/Service (illustration/layout the process)

Step Two

Visit the application portal by clicking the button below. You'll be asked to create a profile, answer application questions, and upload your supporting documents (listed above) to the application. Don't miss the deadline! Submit your application by February 22nd, 2023.

TTU Accelerator 2023

Step Three

Mark your calendars for the important dates listed on the 2022-2023 TTU Accelerator Program Timeline. The 2023-2024 Accelerator Cohort will be announced during an awards ceremony on April 14th, 2023.  

Need help?

Make the most of what the Innovation Hub has to offer! Be a part of Hub Camp, a business plan workshop, and create a competitive business plan! Connect with an iTTU Mentor by scheduling an appointment or contact Taysha Williams to learn more about our resources. 

Program Rules & Regs.



Questions? Contact:

Taysha Williams
Managing Director