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

Are you developing a game-changing, scalable business concept and are eager to test it in a risk-free environment? Are you conducting a research endeavor and seeking to evaluate your technology's market prospects and commercial viability? If so, look no further than the Big Rowdy Idea competition an open avenue for every UTSA student – from undergraduates to doctoral candidates – spanning all disciplines, as well as postdocs, faculty, and staff.

Start-up Academy

Start-Up Academy is an exceptional program that offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the multifaceted realm of entrepreneurship. Over the course of 10 weeks, you'll not only receive compensation but also engage in profound experiences and training to help take your concepts to creation.

Najim Strategist Final Presentation

Najim Strategist

Act as a paid consultant for local corporations, nonprofits, and startups, utilizing your project management expertise to develop innovative solutions for their unique challenges. The Strategist program will equip you with valuable transferable skills and provide hands-on experience, making you a more competitive candidate in the job market!

The Global Summer Institute

The Global Summer Institute is an immersive interdisciplinary summer experience explores the creative approaches to solving real-world challenges in business, organizations, and non-profits both domestically and abroad! Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or exploring your professional path this will help you grow professionally and personally..

City Trek

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.


Calling all trailblazers, innovators, and future business moguls at UTSA! Join us at EntreprenUTSA to supercharge your career and entrepreneurial journey!

Innovation Labs

Join us for our UTSA Innovation Labs, where innovation knows no limits. Whether you're a student, alumni, entrepreneur, or member of the San Antonio community, our innovation labs provide the ideal space for honing and conceptualizing business ideas, refining pitches, receiving mentorship from local business leaders, and mastering presentation and pitching skills.


C.A.S.E is a comprehensive Civic and Social Experience Challenge, seamlessly traversing diverse academic disciplines and organizational spheres