Texas Tech University

Innovation Hub




The Texas Tech Accelerator program is designed to help faculty, students and other entrepreneurs in the region launch startup companies or discover licensing opportunities based on inventions and university technology. Participating in the Texas Tech Accelerator is based on an application process that begins the previous spring. Participating companies have access to funding support, $25,000 grants, co-working space and mentors during the yearlong process.

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Application Requirements, At-A-Glance

  • A written business plan (including an executive summary)
  • A pitch (presentation) deck based on the competition rules and guidelines
  • A 60-second pitch video 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

How to Get Started

To get started, an important first step is to establish one member of the team as a dependable startup "captain" to manage all communications and logistics for the company and correspondence with Hub staff.

First Step

Second Step

Attend Hub Camp for assistance on creating a business plan and a competitive application.

Third Step

  • Submission deadline: February 23 2020
  • Review the Hub schedule regularly for upcoming events, networking, and seminars
  • Schedule a meeting with a Hub Mentor early

Fourth Step

Save the dates

March 10th, 2020- If you are accepted as a semi- finalists, you will need to attend pitch day. Pitch Day allows are mentors to provide feedback to the teams prior to the competition.

March 23rd, 2020- Pitch Scrubs, if you are accepted as a semi-finalist, you will need to    attend Pitch Scrubs.  This is another mentor session that helps prepare teams before the final   presentations on April 1st. 

March 27th, 2020- Tech Check Day, if you are accepted as a semi-finalist, you will need to attend Tech Check Day.  This is a chance for all teams to do a dry run with the sound system. 

Business Plan

Business Plan Presentation

Accelerator Cohorts