If you don’t have plans tonight, snag a ticket to 1 Semester Startup Demo Day.
It starts with drinks and appetizers at 5 p.m. and then the program kicks off an hour later with Bob Metcalfe, one of three instructors in the program and professor of innovation in the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering, interviewing James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments.
The event runs until 9 p.m. and is open to the public. It takes place at the LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Museum and Library at 2313 Red River St.
This is the second 1 Semester Startup Demo Day. We covered the first one last fall. The Spring class is half the size of the last one. It has just 35 students and 10 companies, compared to 75 students and 20 companies for the first class. And in fact, four of the 10 student startups were in that last class. They include Solspot Systems, PowerSmart Labs, Predictable Data and Stache Studios. The other startups include AgreeOn, BeDJ, Stick.it/Breadcrumbs, NowOnCampus, Photowhoa and ReQwip. 1 Semester Startup has full descriptions of the companies on its site.
The startups will each give short pitches to investors and the rest of the audience. In addition to Metcalfe, 1 Semester Startups instructors include Joshua Baer, founder of Capital Factory and with the Department of Computer Science and Johnny Butler of the IC2 Institute and the McCombs School of Business.
For the Spring Semester, the 10 1 Semester Startup companies resided in the Longhorn Startup Camp along with 27 other student startups.