Office of Student Entrepreneurship & Engagement

OUR GOAL IS TO REINFORCE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET by providing a continuum of curricula, programs, and events from Freshman year to Post-Graduate that supports students in actualizing their creativity and commitment to launch personal projects, advance university IP, and contribute to the community.

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UT SEE entrepreneurship continuum 

Year 1 first term

  • Introduction: entrepreneurship defined
  • Orientation: more details and indications of interest 
  • Ideation: project teams formed, real work begins

Year 1 second term

  • Collaboration: Freshman Design projects and new teams
  • Experimentation: teams move through iterative process
  • Presentation: Freshman Design EXPO & Angel Pitch 

Years 2-4, business development assistance

  • Refinement: teams may continue; new projects commence
  • Iteration: research, business models explored in more detail
  • Incubation: mentor-supported business development

Year 2-Graduation, business formation

  • Investment: via Competitions, Crowdfunding, Angels, VC...
  • Launch: prototypes to production; startup operations begin
  • Acceleration: via Rocket Innovations, Y Combinator...

Freshmen Engineering Entrepreneurship Development (FEED) club is an 8-week hands-on, self-paced program. More...UT FeeD PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Concluding the myriad activities during Engineers Week, our 1st year Engineers debut their enterprising plans. More...FRESHMAN DESIGN Expo
Freshmen Engineers conclude their first entrepreneurial journey at annual Shark Tank style pitch. April 14, 2017. More... 
Last Updated: 2/27/17