Applications for the 2015-2016 Freshman Founders program are now LIVE! Apply now!

Deadline is September 6th at 5pm, and interviews start September 7th.


Incoming UT student? Want to start a company while you’re in college? Check out our Freshman Founders Program!

The Freshman Founders Program is a way to introduce incoming students to the UT and Austin entrepreneurial community. This immersive experience for incoming, entrepreneurial students at UT Austin will take place from September 2015 until March 2016. As a part of UT-Austin’s broader Campus Life 360 initiative, this program is managed by the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency. Freshman Founders is divided into two tracks: the Event Series and Launchpad.

The Event Series is open to all incoming students interested in gaining knowledge of entrepreneurship. The Event Series will host monthly events along with a mentorship program through Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency to help connect the incoming students to the resources and startup community on The Forty Acres and in the greater Austin area.

The Launchpad is a selective program for students ready to launch a venture their first semester on The 40 Acres. Bi-monthly Launchpad workshops will create a learning community amongst the group of student CEOs and an environment where they can focus on their holistic venture creation strategy.



As part of Campus Life 360 Connections, the Freshman Founders program will help first-year students integrate socially, academically and developmentally to ensure their knowledge of available resources and expertise of entrepreneurship on The 40 Acres and in the Greater Austin Area.

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