Beyond the Associate Position – ATI Resources and Programs for Students:
ATI’s core offering for students is our associate program, discussed more fully here. In addition, however, we produce or co-produce a number of other programs that support student business building and student entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs. These include:
- ATI’s Summer SEAL program (Student Entrepreneur Acceleration & Launch) provides a structured program for student teams to make gritty “go/no-go” decisions about whether to pursue their start-up ideas … or whether to kill them. Students receive coaching and mentoring from ATI staff and advisors and supervision in the necessary analytic and evaluative work. SEAL covers roughly 8 weeks during the summer; it is expected that team members will work on their SEAL projects full time. Interested students should contact ATI-U Director Kyle Cox for more information at email@example.com.
- 3 Day Startup selects 40 students and asks them to create startups over a weekend, in an environment designed to facilitate ideation, team building, and new venture creation at ATI. Since its creation in 2008, 3DS has launched over 12 businesses that have raised over $3M … several of which have gone on to membership at well-known incubators or accelerators. As importantly, 3DS provides an outstanding hands-on, in-the-trenches experience of what it is really like to launch a company. Visit 3daystartup.org to learn more.
- The “From Innovation to Entrepreneurship” class, supervised by Professor Sriram Vishnawanth in Engineering, drives to establish the commercial potential and patentability of graduate student research. The class teams law students, business students, and engineers/scientists, who work together to define a commercialization plan and draft patent application for student-generated science and engineering innovation at UT-Austin. Class presentations and guidance are provided by local experts in IP law and business building.
In addition, ATI works closely with other, distinctive UT-Austin efforts that support student business building on campus. These include the Idea to Product (I2P) program in the School of Engineering, Texas Venture Labs in the McCombs School of Business, and the Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) at McCombs.
Finally, ATI encourages students interested in entrepreneurship and business building to attend the events that we produce or co-produce, including:
- The Clean Energy Venture Summit
- The Texas Wireless Summit
- The Wireless Seed Stage Forum
- CleanTX Forums
- SEEN events
- Mobile Mondays
- Semantic Web Austin meetings