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Meet our SEAL Class

Each summer, ATI hosts the Student Entrepreneurship Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) Program, a two-month business accelerator for UT-Austin student-led startups.  The program is highly selective, and past SEAL participants have gone on to receive millions in venture funding.

During the SEAL Program, participants work closely with ATI directors and associates as they refine their business model, hone their pitches, and develop the organizational and leadership skills necessary to grow their businesses.  The program culminates September 5th at Decision Day, when the companies pitch in front of angel investors, UT-Austin faculty, and local business leaders in order to reach a “Go/No-Go” decision about the fate of their company.

This year, the SEAL Program has expanded to nine companies, the largest class since the program started five years ago.  Here’s a look at the companies:

LifeM

Making highly flexible pressure sensors for cardiovascular applications to revolutionize the catheter pressure sensing industry.

AdBm Technologies

Developing high-performance, low-cost, and easy to deploy noise abatement technologies for marine environments.

Automated Gate Guards

Providing portable wildlife access control solutions with a focus on the oil & gas industry.

Intelligent Menu

Offering consumers an intelligent way to dine, while also allowing restaurants to understand and connect with their customers to make data-driven decisions.

Clay.io

A platform for HTML5 games-helping developers distribute and improve their games with high-level social features, and helping consumers discover great cross-platform games.

Beyonic

Aggregating mobile payment networks to allow businesses to connect in emerging markets.

Guava

The fitness coach for the personal finances of the American worker.

Favor

Anything you want delivered in Austin.

Graphene Materials

Commercializing the novel material graphene to focus on the development of the next generation super capacitors.

2013 SEAL Sponsors:

FOUNDER.org

FOUNDER.org’s mission is to inspire students to chase big ideas and become founders of impactful companies that drive innovation and economic growth. They set out to accomplish their mission sponsoring innovation programs, incubators and business competitions and supporting founders with the $100K program. In collaboration with their partner schools they are helping more students bridge the gap between the academics of entrepreneurship and the real world.

Dell

The Dell Innovators Credit Fund ignites startup growth and innovation. The aim is to get end-to-end, scalable technology solutions in the hands of growing businesses during the crucial early time in the market.