Our mission is to engage and empower innovators everywhere


Future Maker Accelerator is a public-private partnership developed in partnership with the Texas State Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and held at Alkek One. 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.


Topics Covered:

    • Developing Your Value Proposition
    • Developing Your Business Model
    • Building Your Team
    • Perfecting Your Pitch


4-hour Weekly Workshops will be held on select Saturdays at Alkek One from 10am – 2pm, based on the university’s Academic Calendar.

Here are the currently scheduled workshops for Spring, 2024:

      1. April 6th
      2. April 13th
      3. April 20th
      4. April 27th

Collaborative group sessions and use of Alkek One production facilities will be scheduled during the week following each Saturday workshop.

All FMA participants are invited to join us for the New Ventures Cohort Celebration and Pitch Day on June 22, where selected program participants will be pitching for up to $20,000. 

Fall sessions will be announced soon.