Draper Competition

The Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition is designed for student entrepreneurs globally to advance business ventures that use data science to create value – with the potential to change the world in which we live and work. Teams have the opportunity to win $100,000 in cash investments.

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Big Rowdy Idea

Do you have an innovative, scalable business idea and want to test it in a risk-free environment? Are you working on a research project and want to assess the market opportunity and commercial potential of your technology? The Big Rowdy Idea competition is open to all UTSA students (undergraduates, graduates, doctoral) of any major, postdocs, staff and faculty.

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp. Open to the UTSA and San Antonio community, the boot camp is held biannually and is a one-day program designed to help you learn the fundamentals of launching a technology venture and the resources available at UTSA and within the San Antonio community to help you with that process.

$100K Student Technology Venture Competition

SIE hosts the annual $100K Student Technology Venture Competition to give students hands-on experience as early stage entrepreneurs. Teams of interdisciplinary students work throughout the semester to develop a technology demonstrator and business plan to successfully develop a new company. It encourages intercollegiate partnership for senior design projects that can translate into new startup companies.

Entrepreneurs Academy™

The Entrepreneurs Academy™ is a free online, bootcamp-style course designed to help current or aspiring entrepreneurs learn the fundamental concepts behind starting a business and commercializing your innovation.


The UTSA I-Corps Site is an NSF (National Science Foundation) program designed to facilitate commercialization of university research.