STAND OUT BY STARTING UP
Startup Aggieland is a student-designed business incubator, accelerator and co-working space. We help qualified student-owned startups leverage Texas A&M University resources and private support without relinquishing equity ownership in their companies. We also offer a student-managed Seed Fund that can be used to cover certain business startup costs with no obligation for students to repay the money. Startup Aggieland is open to students pursuing any major at any level of study at Texas A&M University. Six interdisciplinary entrepreneurship courses for university credit meet each week at the Startup Aggieland facility.
Students retain ownership of any intellectual property they develop at Startup Aggieland, and we provide free legal assistance to help students protect their IPs or register their trademarks. Startup Aggieland provides students with a springboard to success by offering pro bono or at-cost services such as accounting assistance, graphic design services, marketing support, $24,000 in free Rackspace webhosting, furnished student office space and free parking, and access to snacks and refreshments on site. Students also have opportunities to attend free out-of-town trips to amazing companies, entrepreneurship events and pitch competitions. We also offer a Startup Living Learning Community.
UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to launching student-owned startups, Startup Aggieland offers an opportunity for students learn how to become business consultants. Our “Wrangler” track at Startup Aggieland provides students who don’t have their own startups with an opportunity to consult for student-owned companies. Through the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, students who want to be investment fund managers can also learn about startup investing by helping to manage the Seed Fund, a resource for student entrepreneurs. Our social entrepreneur track allows students with non-profit corporations to get involved too.
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
StartupAggieland is headquartered on the western edge of Texas A&M’s College Station campus near Hullabaloo Hall. Located in the Research Park II building, also known as the Caldwell or Schlumberger Building, StartupAggieland features 5,000 square feet of Class A office space, secured by ID card access and 24-hour monitoring. A covered shuttle bus stop is located near the building’s front entrance (Campus Shuttle Route 05 – Bush School; 7 am-midnight). We also offer access to a loading dock. Our facility is near a scenic lake with walking trails, a Frisbee golf course and BBQ pits. We are within biking distance of Hullaballoo Hall.
UNIVERSITY PARTNERS & STAFFING
Startup Aggieland is a cross-college collaboration with Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship; Texas A&M University’s Office of the Vice President in the Division of Research; the Dwight Look College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Architecture. Residence Life and Mays Business School co-sponsor our Startup Living Learning Community. Startup Aggieland is administered by an Advisory Board that includes representatives from Engineering, Architecture and Mays Business School. The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship employees manage Startup Aggieland.
STRATEGIC CORPORATE SPONSORS
Startup Aggieland is supported by several corporate and institutional sponsors, including:
- 80/20 Foundation
- Silicon Valley Bank
- Carstens and Cahoon
- Seed Sumo
- Aggie Angel Network
- Research Valley Partnership
- Affinity Labs
- TekMak Development
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