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.


In the middle of your application and need help generating clear metrics and milestones for your venture? Below are two general guides for what we look for in early stage application ventures. We tailored one document to hardware startups and the other one to software startups. If your venture is not easily classified in one of these categories or if you have further questions regarding metrics, milestones, and capital allocation request, feel free to send any inquiries to your venture partner directly.