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Got an idea for a new product, service or business?

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Bring it to CREATE for access to grants, mentors, investors and training workshops. Any idea at any stage is welcome. All TCU students can apply.

CREATE – Powered by the Shaddock Seed Fund is a cross-campus program designed to get early stage ideas off the ground. It provides experience for both sides of a startup: building a feasible startup and investing money. Student entrepreneurs take advantage of workshops, mentors, advice, grants and legal assistance. Student investors (TCU MBAs training to be Angel Fellows) practice deal sourcing, due diligence and milestone tracking.

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Step 1 – Apply
Click the Start Here button below.

Step 2 – Participate
If chosen from your application, pitch your idea to a panel of TCU MBA judges. Two pitch sessions are held each semester. All who participate get access to mentors, investors and training workshops. A select few get access to grant funds.

Step 3 – Validate and Grow Your Business
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides resources to help you demonstrate the feasibility of your business idea and grow it into the next successful venture.

Questions? Call 817-257-6544 or email us at

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