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Innovation Hub

The Hub is a place to nurture smart ideas and entrepreneurs to create a social or commercial value resulting in impact. The Hub assists in the formation of technology startup companies critically relevant to today's local and regional economy, startups create 80%+ of net new jobs, new industries and new solutions.

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Startup Investment


Entrepreneurs & Innovators Supported


Students, faculty, and community that call the Innovation Hub home, attending over 300 events per year.


Startup Teams and Companies Formed


This metric represents the cumulative NSF I-Corps teams and startup companies formed by Texas Tech.

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Mentors Give Back


A community paying it forward, this number represents the cumulative hours supporting our innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem. The cornerstone of our Ideation, Commercialization, and Acceleration programming is the iTTU Mentors.




Red Raider Startup Applications Open

This exciting weekend program helps ignite your entrepreneurial potential. This program is the best way for first-time entrepreneurs to get started. Over the course of the weekend, you will form a team around an idea, validate your idea through customer discovery, create a pitch deck, and pitch to a panel of investors!

Click here to learn more and to register.


TTU Accelerator Applications Open

The Texas Tech Accelerator is designed to assist faculty, student and entrepreneurs launch startup companies or discover licensing opportunities based on university technology. The TTU Accelerator Cohort attends advanced hub camp classes once a month.

Click here to learn more about the TTU Accelerator Program.


Red Raider Idea Competition Applications Open

The next BIG IDEA meets American Idol. Entrepreneurs from the community, students and faculty may participate in the program. The next BIG IDEA can come from anywhere, create a 60 second video and load it onto the Idea Competition website to be queued for a vote on a 1-5 scale. Entrepreneurs will want all their friends to vote for their ideas, to win a cash prize of $2000 for the best idea.

Click here to learn more and to apply.


Entrepreneurial Social

 The Innovation Hub hosts Happy Hours with our fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, iTTU mentors, startups, and students. You are invited to come out and enjoy free appetizers on us while you chit chat with Lubbock's entrepreneur community.

Click here to see where this social will be held!


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Hub Hustle

hustle (noun)
1a: energetic activity
(From Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

The Hub Hustle Blog spotlights our dynamic community spurring innovators and entrepreneurs for winning. The buzz behind the Hustle!

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