ATI SEAL Program
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ATI’s Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) program is The University of Texas at Austin’s selective nine-week summer program designed to help student teams tackle the most difficult, deal-killing questions of their new ventures.
The Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) program started in 2009 with the aim of empowering student entrepreneurs to vet their ideas, test the waters, learn the tips tricks of entrepreneurship, and try their hands at obtaining funding. To date, Austin Technology Incubator continues to bring together teams from not only University of Texas at Austin, but also Argonne National Laboratories, Duke University, Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at San Antonio. Some exemplary former SEALs include Favor, Ordoro and Beyonic Technologies.
The SEAL program provides:
- Mentorship: Industry and/or field experts provide valuable guidance
- Lunch and Learns: Tutorial sessions on key knowledge areas needed to build a scalable, growing business such as market sizing, financial forecasting, intellectual operations planning, intellectual property strategies
- Fundraising Pitch Development: Teams pitch their projects on the very first day, develop and improve the plan through the program, and present the business pitch on decision day
- D-day: The program culminates with a decision day, where based on your research and expert advice, you decide whether your idea can survive the real world or not
- Connections: Meet other entrepreneurs, mentors, and the entrepreneurship community
Interested in Becoming a Mentor?
Mentorship is a fundamental part of our mission. We’re looking for seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and community organizers to help foster the potential of these young ventures. If you or someone in your network is interested in getting involved, we’d love to hear from you.
The ATI SEAL program is designed to aid entrepreneurs in shaping young ventures and better understanding their target customers. Our network of advisors work with SEAL companies to transform promising ideas into salient businesses. If you want to learn more, get in touch.
ATI SEAL 2016 Class
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