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Competitions

The Blackstone LaunchPad co-hosts competitions for entrepreneurs to showcase their pitches and skills. Participants may win exclusive mentoring, investor attention, and other exciting prizes.

Fish Bowl

The Blackstone LaunchPad Fish Bowl is a fall competition hosted jointly with Texas Convergent. The Fish Bowl is a competitive entryway into the world of presenting ideas for startups. Forty teams compete, with five finalists presenting at the Blackstone LaunchPad space. Judges include members of the LaunchPad mentor network, UT faculty, and other members of the Austin startup community. Prizes include mentorship, investor attention, and more.

Past winners include: