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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 2014 until March 2015. As a part of UT-Austin’s broader Campus Life 360 initiative, this program will be managed by the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency and the Liberal Arts Venture Creation Program. Freshman Founders is divided into two tracks: the Event Series and Launchpad.

The Event Series is an inclusive program, opened 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.


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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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