Advising Network

This unique network brings together individualized, one-on-one advising and mentoring specific to the technical and business area of your startup.

The network brings the investment community to campus as advisors to the Texas Innovation Center leadership team and to UT startups in building long-term, sustaining relationships for helping to understand the current state of the market and competitive landscape in assisting a startup to develop and pivot. This also allows the investment community to learn about the current innovative research occurring on campus.

We connect experienced alumni with UT entrepreneurs who can relate personal narratives and grounded business advice.


Friends of the Texas Innovation Center

Nikos Iatropoulos
Regional Partner, Central U.S. at Kairos Ventures

David Dorsey
Senior Associate at Osage University Partners

Martina Welkhoff
Managing Partner at WXR Fund

Rush Bartlett
Vice President of Innovation at Lansinoh Laboratories

Ryan Hatcher
Principal Scientist at Lockheed Martin

Jim Graham
Research Bridge Partners

Kyle Cox
ATP Fund

Andrea Kalmans
Lontra Ventures

Gus Johnson
UT System, Horizon Fund

Christine Mei
Gathered Foods Corporation