Startup Aggieland

Entrepreneurs made here.

Whether you have an idea for a new product or you’re ready to begin your journey as a business owner, we’re here to help you succeed.

Overview

Startup Aggieland is Texas A&M University’s on-campus incubator and accelerator designed to help students explore and launch businesses around new and innovative ideas. Startup Aggieland is open to all students and provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary community where students, experienced faculty and staff, mentors, and local entrepreneurs come together to bring new products, services and solutions to market. Whether students are starting with a humble idea or are already running their own business, Startup Aggieland is open to students at any phase of their entrepreneurial journey. We encourage all students to join Startup Aggieland and take advantage of the resources and programs that we have to offer.

Benefits

Startup Aggieland is a program designed to encourage, develop, and enable student entrepreneurs. Some of the many resources available to students at Startup Aggieland include:

  • Free use of furnished co-working and meeting spaces including wireless internet, shared copier and printer, 3D printers, and a kitchen
  • Access to experienced faculty, staff, and mentors that can provide coaching and guidance
  • Access to speakers, workshops, and other events held at Startup Aggieland
  • Access to local service providers for business, intellectual property, accounting, and marketing support
  • Ability to apply for rent-free furnished office space, cloud-hosting, and other tools/services

Eligibility

Startup Aggieland is open to all currently enrolled students at Texas A&M. Interested students must apply online to be considered for admission into Startup Aggieland’s programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once reviewed, our staff will contact you with more information on the programs that may be applicable to you.

If you are not a current student but are interested in accessing the programs and resources available at Startup Aggieland, please indicate your affiliation with Texas A&M (if any) in the online application. Our staff will follow up to discuss the opportunities and resources that may be available to you.

Apply

All students interested in Startup Aggieland are encouraged to apply and schedule a meeting with our staff to discuss the programs and resources that are available. Students that are accepted to Startup Aggieland are expected to meet with our staff to discuss specific program expectations and requirements, as well as set goals and milestones for their participation. If students are not willing to meet regularly with staff or fail to make progress on any agreed upon milestones, they may be asked to exit the program.

Startup Aggieland facilities are available for use by students participating in our programs. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in using our space and the type of space you may need (co-working, meeting, or private office). Access will be determined based on need and is subject to availability. All students will be required to sign a separate Space Use Agreement prior to receiving access.

Mentor

If you are interested in serving as a mentor or to provide other support to the students at Startup Aggieland, please complete our mentor information form so that our staff can follow up with you.

Contact

E-mail us: startupaggieland@mays.tamu.edu

Call us: 979-862-3248

Visit us:  1700 Research Parkway, Suite 150 College Station, Texas 77845