Our mission is to engage and empower innovators everywhere


The first Future Maker Accelerator is a public-private partnership developed in partnership with the Texas State Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and held at Alkek One, on the first floor of the Alkek Library. Alkek One offers a wide variety of creative technologies that program participants can use to create or develop business ideas.

Whether you are looking to create an individual side hustle or secure VC funding and build the next world-changing corporation, this program will help you assess the pros and cons of entrepreneurship, evaluate next best steps, and prepare to pitch potential partners, customers, and investors. This program is open to all members of the community thanks to a generous grant from the Alkek Foundation.

The flexible structure of the program allows participants to start on any workshop date, pick up wherever they leave off, and attend weekly support sessions for small group and individual coaching.


Saturday Workshops:

      • Creating or Refining Your Value Proposition
      • Developing Your Business Model
      • Building Your Team
      • Perfecting Your Pitch

Open Office Hours and Pitch Practice sessions will be held on the Tuesday and Thursday following each Saturday Workshop. Please see schedule below for details.


4-hour Weekly Workshops will be held on select Saturdays at Alkek One from 1pm – 5pm, based on the university’s Academic Calendar.

Here are the currently scheduled workshops for 2023:

      1. July 15 – Creating or Refining Your Value Proposition
      2. July 22 – Developing Your Business Model
      3. Sep 30 – Building Your Team
      4. Oct 7 – Perfecting Your Pitch
      5. Nov 11 – Creating or Refining Your Value Proposition
      6. Nov 18 – Developing Your Business Model

Open Office Hours will be held from 9am – 11am on the Tuesday and Thursday morning following each Saturday workshop.

Pitch Practice will be from 3pm – 5pm on the Thursday afternoon following each Saturday Workshop.