Providing capital and mentorship to startups at UT Austin.

About Genesis

Learn more about how Genesis works for startups and students.


Genesis Leadership:


-source, screen, select and support student startups

-combination of students and alumni

-range of focuses detailed below


Startup Applications:


-any degree level from any college

-assessed for product, market, and execution viability among other things

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Genesis Leadership Teams

Sourcing Deals

Deal Flow and Recruiting

Are you the next Michael Dell, Sara Blakely, or Emily Weiss? Members of the Deal Sourcing team identify and engage Longhorn leaders and innovators on every corner of campus.

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Awareness, Events, and Media

The Genesis Events, Awareness and Media team creates world-class events and content for the UT Austin community, bringing amazing people in the startup community like Jag Bath, Joe Lonsdale, and [X] to campus to speak with students about leadership and investment.



The Content team creates and delivers the Genesis online persona, making sure everything from Genesis signature events to Genesis portfolio companies have high quality online representation.

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Strategy & Operations

Running like business consulting firm, the Strategy & Operations team conceptualizes, builds, and implements solutions that empower the Genesis team to move together and scale rapidly.

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Due Diligence

Using a proven Venture Capital model, the Genesis team conducts real Due Diligence on startup to assess product, market, execution, and other facets that guide investment decisions.

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Portfolio Management

The support Genesis brings to startups goes well beyond funding. Companies in the Genesis portfolio are provided access to the Genesis network: dozens of student and alumni mentors with experience in software, engineering, business, product development, and many other areas across nearly every industry vertical.

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Understand what Genesis means for students and startups!

Curious to learn more about the people that lead Genesis efforts?

We are expanding our leadership team at the beginning of next semester!

Submit questions about joining Genesis by emailing: