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Before the first class on Thursday night at 6pm

The first class of Fall 2012 is this Thursday at 6pm in the conference room on the 7th floor of the Longhorn Startup Camp.

Before class, please watch this video about 3 Secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch. You don’t need to watch all of the audience pitches (but you can if you want to!)

This week you should also read this short book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill and start reading Running Lean by Ash Maurya.

Help us make a list of all of the Longhorn Entrepreneurs

Would be interested in helping us with a project?

I think it is something that would not duplicate efforts with others and could make a real difference in promoting entrepreneurship at UT and attracting students to take 1SS.

At the same time, it’s pretty straightforward – it just requires hard work and good networking.

1SS wants to host a list of all of the entrepreneurs at UT.

All of them.


We should start with the ones that are going to school now. But as a project it would be ideal to go back in time and try to identify all of them.

This should be something that students want to get their name etched into, so they can be listed alongside Michael Dell and John Mackey.

Will you help? Email me joshua.baer at

Demo Day Spring 2012 is Here!

RSVP are open!

1 Semester Startup invites you to Demo Day on April 26, 2012 at 5 PM inside the LBJ Auditorium where we will showcase the 10 undergraduate startups from our Spring 2012 class.

Undergraduate students experienced entrepreneurship first-hand, learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. University of Texas students from many different departments including Computer Science, Engineering and Management started companies and were assisted with a semester-long program of startup acceleration: speakers, mentors, and supervised project work. Mentors are exceptional people who have successfully started one or more companies.

Each startup will get 6 minutes on stage and then you can go and talk to them afterwards. There will be numerous other leaders from the Austin entrepreneurial community in attendence as well.

Open Networking Dinner at Central Market this Saturday, 3/24 @ 6PM


Join students from 1 Semester Startup at the University of Texas for an informal networking dinner. This event is open to the public. Get a sneak preview of what our 10 teams are working on for Demo Day on May 3. We’re especially interested in talking to former students, those interested in taking the class next semester, or those interested in being a mentor.

We’ve got about 20 RSVPs as of this writing with most of the teams represented. Hope to see you out there!

Longhorn Startup Camp Open House! Thursday, March 8, 4PM-10PM

Drop by the new Longhorn Startup Camp, home of 1 Semester Startup and other startups at the University of Texas. We’ll have free drinks, food, and music throughout the evening and student-founded companies on hand to meet and greet. Invite your friends!

Camp is located at 1616 Guadalupe, two blocks from campus. This is a part of the SXSW Startup Crawl . Shuttles will stop in front of camp.

Companies attending:

3 Day Startup
Moth to Flame
PowerSmart Labs
Predictable Data
Semiproductive Labs
Simpler Schedules
SolSpot Systems
Spectrum (Lynx)
Texas Property Photos
The Food Lab
Unique Influence
College of Natural Sciences Entrepreneurship Society
CS Hackers Lounge
Student Entrepreneurship Organization
Technology Entrepreneurship Society