Acelerando Newsletter - Vol. 1, Issue 3

April 7, 2021

Acelerando: The Newsletter of UTSA Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Volume 1, Issue 3

This is Acelerando, the newsletter of UTSA Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE). Here’s where you’ll find the latest on what’s happening in innovation and entrepreneurship at UTSA.

The $100K Tech Venture Competition is Underway!

Congrats to everyone participating in this year's competition! The Finalist teams who have made it through the 2nd cut are:

  • MECM Medical
  • Tranquility Therapeutics
  • Consilio Prosthesium
  • JACS
  • C.A.G.E. Biotech
  • Dress Up

Our Next CITE Zoom Seminar

Title: How the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Can Help You
Presenter: Bijo Mathew, Director, UTSA Technology Commercialization Center/ Institute for Economic Development
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm



Upcoming Blackstone LaunchPad Events

College Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Resume & Interview Tips from Hiring Managers
Friday, April 9, 1:00 PM EST - Register Here

Wondering what hiring executives at places like Blackstone, Techstars, and Hubspot look for? This is your chance to get the inside track from top hiring and recruitment professionals. Executives will share their perspectives on how to communicate your entrepreneurial inclination and experience on resumes and in interviews.

Entrepreneurship as a Side Hustle
Wednesday, April 21, 1:00 PM EST - Register Here

How can you balance entrepreneurship with other priorities? Patrick McGinnis, author of "The 10% Entrepreneur" and "Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice" will share the stories of successful entrepreneurs who engage in entrepreneurship outside of their day jobs. Patrick will explain how it is possible to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup.

Invent Your Internship: How to Pitch For a Role And Get The Most Out Of Your Summer Friday, April 30, 1:00 PM EST - Register Here

Justin Lokitz, Innovation Mentor & Co-founder at Accelab will speak with a group of student panelists about college internships, diving into questions about applying for your dream position, making the most of a summer job, and working in a startup environment.


For more info on innovation and entrepreneurship at UTSA:

Contact Randy Quinn or Gianluca Zanella. We’re here to answer your I&E questions! 

Randolph (Randy) Borland Quinn MBA
Executive Director
Cell: 412.398.1784

Dr. Gianluca Zanella
Phone: 210.458.7339