Genesis Program

The Genesis Program empowers students to bring their innovations to fruition by supporting great ideas with early stage capital awards between $500 and $5,000. These awards afford students at the University of Texas at Austin the opportunity to transform those great ideas into even greater realities.

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A Report: Genesis' Marketing ROI from Snapchat Filters - Genesis Program

Recently, the Genesis Program has begun to focus on marketing. Now that we have funded 5 companies and have experience under our belt, it is time to ensure that Genesis is a name that every student at the University of Texas at Austin knows.

Announcing Genesis Program's Investment in Health Monitor - Genesis Program

Welcome Abhishek Pratapa and his health monitor to the Genesis Program portfolio. Abhishek is working on Health Monitor, a device that quickly detects unhealthy and potentially harmful bacteria levels in a room and alerts users through mobile notifications.

AutoMow Joins the Genesis Portfolio - Genesis Program

The Genesis Program has invested in another promising student startup, AutoMow, a company that aims to completely automate the task of lawn care. As many homeowners can attest, cutting the lawn is both labor and time intensive. The rise of lawn care services has demonstrated a need in the market for outsourcing this undesirable chore.

Genesis Invests in New Tech Startup, Cervelio - Genesis Program

Meet Cervelio, a company revolutionizing the way we listen to music and the newest addition to The Genesis Program 's portfolio. When I first met Eric Menees, founder and CEO of Cervelio, I was immediately impressed by his drive and embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Announcing Genesis Program's Investment in RapidDiligence - Genesis Program

On behalf of the Genesis Program, I'm excited to announce our recent investment in RapidDiligence, a software-as-a-service platform to generate due diligence reports for buyers of web businesses. Tens of millions of dollars worth of web businesses, domains, and mobile apps are bought and sold on public marketplaces each year.

Announcing Genesis Program's Investment In Mudra - Genesis Program

On behalf of the Genesis Program, I'm excited to announce our recent investment in Mudra, a medical device startup that offers a low-cost prosthetic hand to people suffering from limb loss. Worldwide, an estimated 10 million people live with limb loss, with roughly 1.9 million in the US alone.

Genesis Program Funds UT Austin Student Venture BeepBeep Advertising

Genesis Program Funds UT Austin Student Venture BeepBeep Advertising The Genesis Program has provided a capital award to University of Texas at Austin student Freddy Purches to further develop his venture, BeepBeep Advertising. The company aims to catalyze a new channel for businesses to advertise by leveraging ride-share/food-delivery vehicles for advertising space.

Engineering School Awards First Innovation Grants to Professors with 'Protostartups'

AUSTIN, Texas - The Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched a grant program to provide critical funding for faculty entrepreneurs to help them bridge the gap between university research and developing their technologies so they can create companies and attract venture funding.

How The Genesis Project is changing the future of student entrepreneurs

I sat down with Katherine Allen, one of the founders of The Genesis Program, to see what it's actually all about. Katherine is a twenty-year-old sophomore from Dallas, with a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Plan II Honors.

Genesis Program will provide funding, mentorship to UT entrepreneurs - The Daily Texan

UT students and alumni launched the Genesis Program, which will provide funding and mentorship for student entrepreneurs on Thursday. The Genesis Program operates under the Entrepreneurship Task Force of the Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation.