Upcoming Events & Activities for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Current & Upcoming
EpICMavs | Continues in fall 2021
UTA Mavericks and the DFW community engage with expert speakers throughout the academic year on topics designed to help you launch & grow your business. Each week features a guest speaker on an entrepreneurship-related topic and includes a discussion session where students, faculty, staff and members of the community further explore the topic and get to know each other. Visit our EpICMavs page to discover how you can join in on the fun!
Women & Wealth | May 20, 2021
Women & Wealth is an online experience for women investors and women entrepreneurs to connect with one another, educate themselves on investing and entrepreneurship, learn strategies for success and inspire like-minded women to achieve their goals. The keynote speaker for the 2021 event will be Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Visit the TechFW website to learn more about the event and register.
Mavs100 | May 2021
The 2021 MAVS100 award dinner was held on May 8, 2021 at the Loew's Texas Live! facility. Nearly 300 attended to recognize the top firms founded and run by UT Arlington alumni. The top 30 firms represented $180,615,754 in yearly revenue. Veryable was named the top company for 2021.
MAVS100 is designed to honor the 100 fastest growing Maverick-owned or Maverick-led businesses. Nominated companies are asked to provide high-level information about their company so that an independent firm can rank the nominees and identify the 100 fastest growing companies. Honorees are recognized each spring during an invitation only awards dinner. Visit the College of Business website to learn more about MAVS100.
Maverick Maker Fest is an event where local makers come together to present their projects, hobbies, small businesses, and knowledge to a broader public. Exhibitions include 3D printing, robotics, drones, woodwork, craft & embroidery, and fashion & wearables.
AISD's What's Your Big Idea?
Each year, The University of Texas at Arlington partners with Arlington Independent School District and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce to host the city's What's Your Big Idea? Entrepreneurship Contest. Elementary, junior high, and high school students submit essay, art, and video entries to compete for the title of emerging entrepreneur. First-place winners receive a scholarship to an exclusive one-week entrepreneurship camp in partnership with UTA's EpICMavs program.