SEAL Decision Day 2018
Wednesday, August 1
2 to 5 PM
Capital Factory (Voltron Room)
701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
FREE – please register
ATI’s Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL), now in its 10th year, picks the most promising startups emerging from the wide range of entrepreneurial programs at UT Austin – and sometimes other universities – to help them confront the next Go / No-Go decision. Local alumni include Favor (acquired), Ordoro, M87, Contract Simply, Lynx Labs (acquired), Accordion Health (acquired), Disco Learning (acquired), EQO, Shower Stream, and many others.
Come watch SEAL’s biggest cohort – 21 startups from UT Austin that have already raised $3.7M – pitch their ventures and Go versus No-Go decisions to Austin’s entrepreneurial community.
What is SEAL?
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 Class of 2018
Remote behavioral monitoring for families and caregivers
Preventing vehicular heatstroke of kids left in cars
Carnack (Kilroy Blockchain)
Predictive analytics simulator for traffic issues
Crypto currency education and management platform
Diagnosing STIs and cervical cancer via dermal path
Drones of Prey
Autonomous defense systems for properties against drones
Wearable device for physical and occupational therapy
Baked, gluten-free, protein donuts
Software to capture employee feedback on hiring candidates
Smart submetering for water
Katz Water Technologies
Produced water filtering and cleaning
Tracking device for fiber optic lighting
Provides lawyers with a legal citation checker that runs in Word
Transcription voice assistant
Credit scoring and lending services
Revitalize Charging Solutions
Smart residential dual home electric vehicle charger
Monitoring of electrosurgical hemostasis process
Robots for fastening and composite bonding of aircraft parts
Mobile first Health Informatics System for developing communities
Sensor for athletic performance
Heat pipes for server racks in data centers
ATI SEAL Alumni
ATI SEAL Class of 2017
Creating the hotel experience of tomorrow
Intraoperative disposable laparoscope lens cleaner
A UV Fluorescent dental cavity detector probe
Molecular solutions for environmental problems
Motion tracking for VR/AR, gaming, and smart appliances
Specializing in digital oil field management
Providing a new way to image cellular structures
Creating a friction-less world
Molecular Artificial Retina
A treatment to restore sight in dry macular degeneration patient
User-friendly parking marketplace
Changing proteomics one peptide at a time
The personal relationship manager
Accelerating manufacturing process development
Smarter showers for hotels
Next generation heat transfer enhancement additives
A simplified EMR built for providers by providers
SolarLEAF-Reliable energy storage that simply scales to your needs
ATI SEAL Class of 2016
AeroClay is a patented platform technology developed by Case Western Reserve University and licensed to AeroClay LLC, an Austin based start-up, devoted to commercialize AeroClay products. They are lightweight, flame-resistant and biodegradable foam-like materials made of polymer and clay via a freeze-drying process.
Apptronik is empowering the next generation of robotics. We specialize in high performance robotic actuators, embedded electronics, and real-time control software.
We have produced the Arborizer, a novel catheter to improve delivery of chemotherapeutics to malignant brain tumors in order to increase efficacy of convection enhanced delivery.
CleanReach aims to simplify the water monitoring process by identifying specific sources of water contamination. Our team of experts utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide clients with more information per sample.
Digit Medical is working with leading orthopedic surgeons to develop pre-diagnostic software for outpatient surgery clinics. The software streamlines clinical workflow and enhances patient engagement, improving the entire treatment experience.
Our platform launches users out onto interactive, real-world adventures – offering up a unique and gamified way to explore their city.
r5 Automation provides a collaborative design platform for integration of planning, meta and RT drilling data in a single, user-friendly environment. This platform enables automatic initialization and iterative self-calibration of drilling models that optimize various drilling operations, to reduce time and increase consistency in drilling.
Heavy trucks and industrial plants can reduce fuel costs and emissions by harnessing wasted exhaust heat, but current thermoelectric generators aren’t technically or economically sufficient. Recollect Energy’s thermoelectric generators provide a solution by remaining stable at high temperatures and reducing costs by up to 5% through solid-state, maintenance free waste heat recovery.
The low-cost and efficient Rwedi-Water system enables the use of reclaimed water for the cooling tower make-up supply and allows the cooling tower operator to use less water and chemicals while reducing the operating cost for the tower.
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 platform with machine learning training features to build automatic or semiautomatic reservoir models for the oil and gas industry.
Texas Guadaloop is an engineering company developing IP for different modes of transportation. They are currently applying their work in building a prototype pod for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod competition.
We’re WASDplay: the e-Sports tournament authority. We bring you into the world of professional world of e-Sports through our live tournaments, latest news, stats, and streaming.
WAVVE Stream produces a cost effective and sustainable gel that efficiently removes Heavy Metals and Harmful Chemicals from water. This gel is made of shrimp shells making it biodegradable, and safe.
For aerostructure factory managers who need to improve throughput, quality or cost in their plant, Wilder Systems offers automated systems that will seamlessly integrate into existing production lines.
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Guava (FKA GuavaText)
Class of 2012
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
Class of 2009
Sparq Mobile (killed idea and started anew with Mutual Mobile)