ATI’s support of the Austin deep tech ecosystem continues to grow under COVID-19
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a deep tech incubator affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin, has onboarded 11 companies since March, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping the country. This is a record number of companies to be added to the portfolio since ATI’s founding in 1989. To showcase these new companies along with the ones already in the portfolio, they will host ATI Demo Days on November 16 and 17.
ATI Demo Days
November 16-17, 2020
11 AM – 1 PM CST
Despite the challenges that came with switching operations from in-person to virtual, ATI has found success and even increased productivity, graduating five companies and taking on 11 more. Since ATI is an incubator rather than an accelerator, member companies are in the program anywhere from one to three years. During that time, ATI spurs the growth of its companies by providing strategic support and access to resources, among other services.
“Over the past five years, we have evolved into looking only at deep tech and being a resource for early stage companies that have science or engineering at their core. These companies fit our mission of bringing deep tech startups to market,” said Mitch Jacobson, Executive Director of ATI.
The new companies span multiple verticals within the deep tech field including agtech, circular economy, energy, healthcare, mobility, and water.
- Atlas Regeneration Technologies: Real-time intelligence for water treatment equipment
- Botany AI: Animal protein creation without the animal
- Brown Hawk: Smart system to mitigate emissions while reducing costs for oil and gas
- FLO Materials: Infinitely recyclable plastics that enable circular design
- Herdsy: Collar technology for highly profitable, low-impact livestock
- Iconic Air: Next-gen emissions insights and reporting for oil and gas
- Nephrodite: Innovation in end-stage kidney disease
- Provene: Opioid abstinence improvement through digital monitoring
- Tappy Guide: First / last mile solutions for individuals with disabilities
- Vaccine Systems: Fast, accurate reconstitution of vaccines
- Vitro: IoT data authentication for trusted blockchain transactions
While taking on a record number of new companies, ATI has also kept their pre-COVID member companies on track. All companies that join the incubator are provided with access to advisors, connections to investors, startup packages from professional services partners, media strategy planning, and much more during their early growth period.
“Though technology is at the center of ATI, it’s the team’s heart and honest efforts that help startups to grow from ideas to successful organization,” said Vikram Iyengar, CTO of Yotta Energy. “ATI has helped Yotta with the right tools and direction at each stage. Just like their startups, they have been agile and continue to adapt to an evolving playing field of investors and technologies. We are glad to have them by our side.”
The Demo Days on Nov. 16 and 17 are an opportunity for an exclusive audience of investors, corporate partners, mentors and government stakeholders to get to know the companies that make up ATI’s portfolio. Both new and veteran member companies will give a 5-minute presentation to showcase their innovations. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to sign up here.
For more information about all of ATI’s member companies, see the ATI portfolio page.