Who we are

alt text A non-profit foundation ran by students at The University of Texas, an overseeing advisory board consisting of industry professionals, and corporate sponsors ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We are dedicated to serving the local Austin blockchain communities by hosting events, incubating startups, and distributing resources. Our members consist of undergraduates, graduates, alumni, professors, and foundation members.

Our Mission

Texas Blockchain aims to empower students to learn about and develop distributed technology solutions and acquire valuable skills through education, research projects, and working hands on with the community. Premised on the idea that universities are a hub for visionary ideas and cutting-edge thoughts, Texas Blockchain has set out to bring together an extraordinary group of individuals from the University of Texas at Austin to learn, discuss and develop what we see as one of the most disruptive technologies of the future. By positioning ourselves as the bridge between academia and industry, Texas Blockchain will allow students and large players in the corporate sector to come together and develop the next transformative, cutting-edge ideas of the 21st century.

Our Incubator at the Blackstone Launchpad

Located at the Flawn Academic Center, our inucator aims to provide blockchain based startups with the necessary tools they need to grow and succeed. Texas Blockchain Foundation aims to be the hub of blockchain and cryptoeconomic entrepreneurship for the Austin community. We expect to do this by creating a network of multi-disciplinary professionals that all collaborate to become innovators in the blockchain space.

If you have a startup idea and are interested in being incubated by Texas Blockchain, please fill out the application request form below. We will review your submission promptly.

Our Team

Alan Orwick

Preston Sledge

Jake Katzmarek

Hassan Chughtai
Co-Head of Education

Dalia Khater
Co-Head of Education

Zak Kuzbari
Head of Finance

Blake Stephens
Co-Head of Marketing

Shelby Smith
Co-Head of Marketing

Prasant Kalidindi
Co-Head of Development

Michael Molash
Co-Head of Development

Board of Directors

Sriram Vishwanath
ECE Professor at UT Austin

Phillip Schmandt
Partner at McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore

Karl Kreder
Co-founder at GridPlus

Foundation Members


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