For Entrepreneurs


Innovation & Commercialization partners with the non-profit startup incubator, TechFW. Many companies are getting started right here on UTA’s campus. EpICMavs - which stands for entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization - personifies the trailblazing spirit of UTA’s Mavericks. EpICMavs is a FREE entrepreneurship program that offers mentoring services, a weekly workshop series lead by entrepreneurs and business owners, a startup mini-accelerator program during the summer and a youth camp for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. EpICMavs is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the North Texas community.

TechFW for Entrepreneurs

Everyone can tell the risk. The entrepreneur can see the reward. Explore TechFW programs for Entrepreneurs

Other Available Activities


Tech Nest

TechNest consists of monthly working lunches, in Fort Worth or Arlington, covering topics critical to technology entrepreneurs and quarterly networking events. Varying topics/sessions are available and is free to any UTA faculty, staff or student working toward commercializing technologies. Seating may be limited. Contact Sarah Zink at TechFW at to join the mailing list to be kept aware of dates and times of events.

Cowtown Angels

The Cowtown Angels program of TechFW helps young businesses get connected with local angel investors in order to create more jobs and wealth in the local community. Coaching relative to how to prepare a business pitch to obtain funding is available to all UTA faculty, staff and students seeking venture funding. Contact Jorge Varela at TechFW, 817-984-9841, to arrange a consultation session to determine whether your company is ready to pitch to this or another angel investor network and, if not, what you need to do to get ready.