Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch

Student Entrepreneurs. Experienced Mentors. Collaborative Workspace. Austin Technology Incubator's SEAL program facilitates an environment for student entrepreneurs to discover whether or not it's time to go all in.

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ATI SEAL Program

Click HERE to Apply for the 2016 Program

ATI’s SEAL program will work with the Kauffman Foundation to expand to 10 other Universities. Look for more information in Spring 2016 for new applicants.

Watch the 2015 Decision Day event recorded with Google Austin on either Google+ Hangouts on Air or on YouTube .


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.

Each year there are over 150 ventures at The University of Texas at Austin. Through SEAL, ATI invites ~10 of these teams into an intensive, mentor-driven program designed to accelerate the ventures and drive a go/no-go decision from the student founders. Since 2009, 100 students have participated by taking over 50 ventures through the ATI SEAL program. Two-thirds of SEAL graduates successfully raised capital or bootstrapped the company to market. Previous SEAL teams include: Ordoro, M87, Lynx Labs, AdBm Technologies, Beyonic Technologies, Favor, Accordion Health, and more.



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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,

Longhorn Entrepreneur?

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, .

ATI SEAL 2016 Class


AeroClay is a type of open-cell, flame resistant foam made primarily from a clay and polymer mixture and created through an environmentally friendly freeze-drying process.


The Viscoelastic Liquid Cooled Actuator (VLCA) is a type of series elastic actuator (SEA).


Arborizor is developing medical devices for diagnostics.


Digit Medical is developing new analytical models of diagnostic questioning. CleanReach is developing molecular sensor technology designed to identify fecal contaminants in water.

Digit Medical

Digit Medical is developing new analytical models of diagnostic questioning.

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Our platform launches users out onto interactive, real-world adventures – offering up a unique and gamified way to explore their city.


Politifund provides campaigns with a simple way to collect large quantities of donations and the donor analytics they need, all with no upfront cost to the campaign.

r5 Automation

r5 Automation uses data-centric automation and transparent and adaptable algorithms to automate drilling.

Recollect Energy

Recollect Energy manufactures thermoelectric generators that convert heat into electricity.


A team from Argonne National Laboratory is developing an energy-efficient, low-cost separation technology that directly utilizes electricity to remove ions from aqueous streams.

Scepter Medical

Scepter Medical Devices is a biomedical startup company focused on the development of better vascular access technologies for use in dialysis, plasmapheresis, chemotherapy, drug delivery, parenteral nutrition, and other treatments requiring long-term blood access.


StrataMetis is launching Desperado, a parallel-computing software platform built to accelerate industry image processing solutions.

Texas Guadaloop

Texas Guadaloop

A team out of the MSTC program from UT developing hyperloop technology.


We are WASDplay and we’re here to bring esports and esports betting to everyone. We produce the very best and latest in esports news, tips/tricks, guides and exclusive content so that anyone can be an esports and esports betting expert.


At WAVVE, we believe that clean safe water is a fundamental right for every person around the world. We are a global team dealing with a global problem, water contamination.

Wilder Systems

Wilder Systems is in the business of supplying automated tools to the aerospace industry that improve productivity and quality, seamlessly integrating into existing factory production lines.


Class of 2015

AdBm Technologies →
Austin Robotics →
Disco Learning Media →
Flipped Health →
Guardian Sensor →
Lucelo →
Penumbra Development →
ProteanSeq →
YouRefund →

Class of 2014

Accordion Health →
BaseDrive →
BlueField →
edMosphere →
Enterprise Mimetics →
Everywhere Energy →
Renovate Simply (fka Homenity) →
Draft (fka HRVST) →
Insight →
Plasmatronycs →
Scalar Security (killed idea and started anew) →
SpinDrift →

Class of 2013

Beyonic Technologies → →
EyeQ →
Favor →
Guava (FKA GuavaText)
MyMenu (Fka Intelligent Menu) →
Onsite Control

Class of 2012

Ideation Systems →
Lynx Labs →
Predictable Data →
Reqwip →

Class of 2011

The Body Browser
Pheir Health (killed idea and started anew with Agile Law)
AgiLux (FKA VecturaLux) (killed idea and started anew)

Class of 2010

M87 (FKA Wibole Inc.) →
Ordoro →
RBK Instruments

Class of 2009

Sparq Mobile (killed idea and started anew with Mutual Mobile)

Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch