Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Institute for Innovation at UT Dallas Comet Accelerator Friday, Oct 28
(8 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

Formerly titled "Launchpad," the Comet Accelerator is a 10-week, experiential program that pulls faculty, staff and students into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept.

The program will work hands-on with 5-7 student teams who are pursuing the launch of a new business concept and will be offered twice annually on Friday mornings from 8:00 - 11:00 AM for 10 weeks in both the fall and spring.  All classes will be held in the Venture Development Center located inside the UT Dallas ROC Building.

Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23 - Friday, Sep 23, 2017
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.