Startup-in-a-Box provides the building blocks and mechanics for exploring and launching a startup business. This resource is only available to startups and technologies moving forward commercialization efforts based on active research from the University of Texas at Austin. Please get in touch with us to see if you are eligible.

Startup-In-A-Box provides access to consultation resources related to: 

  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Incorporation
  • SBIR/STTR support (also see online resources farther below)
  • Immigration
  • FDA Regulatory Pathway
  • Product Design
  • Turnkey Hardware Manufacturing
  • Chemical and Raw Materials Manufacturing
  • Human Resource Structuring
  • CPA Structuring
  • Other services not limited to the above

To complement Startup-In-A-Box, the Texas Innovation Center has the resources below for our UT community, including new venture support, co-working space, wet lab incubator, and other online resources.

New Venture Support

We offer events and programming for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, including educational workshops, speaker series, coaching sessions, and direct guidance for technology commercialization pathways, from ideation to market validation to fundraising. Please check for upcoming events here.

Co-Working Space

The Texas Innovation Center is a dedicated space with hot desks and conference rooms. Researchers use the space to meet with their teams to advance innovative work. Startups based on university research use the space to meet with their UT members and potential supporters for moving forward ventures. This service is available only during opening hours. Information on using the space is located here.

Wet Lab Incubator

The Innovation Lab is a wet lab space with fume hoods for early-stage startups to de-risk their technology toward a minimum viable product or proof-of-concept embodiment. The space is available to startups with an option or a license agreement with UT Austin. New IP created in this space will belong to the startup company.

Online Resources


If you and your team are exploring, planning, or working on submitting an SBIR/STTR proposal, please contact us for potential grant preparation and review support. Below are online resources to help you become more familiar with the SBIR/STTR ecosystem,

Equity Ownership for Startups

Business Plans and Market Sizing Resources

Texas Law School Videos and Collateral

The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic provides transactional business law representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. The clinic represents clients on a broad range of transactional legal matters, including:

  • choice of entity counseling,
  • formation of for-profit and nonprofit entities,
  • assistance in obtaining and maintaining federal tax-exempt status,
  • contract review and drafting,
  • real estate work,
  • trademark and copyright filings,
  • employment law counseling, and
  • general counsel services for nonprofit boards of directors.

How to Convert a Texas LLC to a Delaware Corporation
 When would you consider converting your Texas LLC to a Delaware C-Corporation? Learn the basics:

How to Form a Delaware Corporation While Residing in Texas
 There are separate types of business entities to consider. Learn more about corporations: