The STARTedUP Foundation kicked off its 2018 incubator/accelerator program by collaboration with the student finalists from the 2018 Innovate WithIN pitch competition. The purpose of this program being to drive students from ideation to implementation while giving them an immersive crash-course in the business world.
Our programming is dedicated to the development of several core areas:
Feedback and Iteration
These skills are not only crucial in the for entrepreneurship but also for personal development in the ever-changing economy. Harnessing and applying these skillsets allows our students to bring massive value alongside their enterprising attitudes
Innovate WithIN - 2019
During this year’s Innovate WithIN Immersion Trip, the STARTedUP students had the opportunity to visit the epicenter of Texas commerce in Austin and San Antonio.
Students had the ability to visit and learn form powerhouses like Dell and Google while also being introduced to organizations like Capital Factory, Aceable, Charity Charge, Scribe Media and many others.
Additionally, our students collaborated with those from San Antonio’s CAST Tech High School in a competition organized by Geekdom and the City of San Antonio to rapid prototype solutions to issues that the city encounters.
Innovate WithIN - 2018
Nine Student Business Started
Hundreds of Customers Served
Media Impact (hundreds of thousands of social media views, and several TV/News packages)
The 2018 student accelerator program included an entrepreneurial immersion trip to New York city. Take a look at our feature in Forbes to see the impact!
Tour of the NYSE and CNBC set by host, Jon Fortt
Tour and lessons from Google NYC HQ
Panel and presentation hosted at Atlantic Records / WMG NYC HQ
Private consultation from Marketing legend, Seth Godin
Meetings with executives from Barnes & Noble, AdHawk, Google, and more.