Future Maker Studios, Texas State launch first Future Maker Accelerator at Alkek One

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Jayme Blaschke | July 12, 2023

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Texas State University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is partnering with Future Maker Studios to create a “Future Maker Accelerator” at the Albert B. Alkek Library.

Future Maker Studios is an entrepreneur development organization focused on effectively packaging and pitching startups for potential investors.

The free program is designed to accelerate the innovation-to-market process through coaching and creative technology. The Future Maker Accelerator is made possible by support from the Alkek Foundation and will be held in Alkek One, the innovation center located on the first floor of the Alkek Library. Weekly workshops, pitch practice sessions and open office hours will begin Saturday, July 15. 

Registration is open at futuremakerstudios.com/accelerator.

The summer and fall workshop schedule is:

  • July 15 – Creating or Refining Your Value Proposition
  • July 22 – Developing Your Business Model
  • Sept. 30 – Building Your Team
  • Oct. 7 – Perfecting Your Pitch
  • Nov. 11 – Creating or Refining Your Value Proposition
  • Nov. 18 – Developing Your Business Model

The CIE collaborated with the Alkek Library’s Director of Technology Engagement Andrew Rechnitz and University Librarian Kelly Visnak to create the program. Together, they developed a shared vision and pathway to leverage the incredible technology spaces of Alkek One to provide Texas State students, faculty and stakeholders with access to unique, innovative entrepreneurial programming and experiences. The initiative is supported by a five-year, $1 million grant from the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation.

For more information, contact Elijah May (elijah@futuremakerstudios.com), Shannon Weigum (sweigum@txstate.eduor Dan Roy (d_r560@txstate.edu).

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922