APPLY TO STARTUP AGGIELAND

Startup Aggieland accepts rolling applications. Open interviews are held at the end and beginning of every fall and spring semesters. Professor Don Lewis' Lean Launch program, based on Lean Startup Methodology, usually takes 90-days to complete. All "Incubation Stage" clients are required to complete Professor Lewis' Lean Launch program in order to advance from Incubation to Acceleration. Our incubator program requires participation in weekly group mentoring, use of Launchpad Central and a team of at least two co-founders. Startup teams in the Incubator are assigned at least two mentors. Accelerator clients are assigned a team of mentors and subject matter experts.

APPLY FOR PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES

Startup Aggieland offers access to a legal mentor who is a highly-respected intellectual property attorney. Our program also offers free legal services from well-known law firms and student-attorneys under the supervision of practicing attorneys with the Texas A&M University School of Law. Through Texas A&M Law School's Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP), our clients companies can qualify for trademark registrations, patents and entity formation. The savings for all three legal services can be as much as $50,000. Some of the firms that have helped our students include Carstens & Calhoon, Duane Morris, Wilson Sonsini, Norton Rose and Andrews Kurth.
Startup Aggieland client companies seeking $200K - $1.5M in equity financing may apply to Aggie Angel Network. AAN is a non-profit investor group sponsored by Texas A&M University and managed by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE). AAN will also consider debt financing w/ an equity component (i.e. convertible debt or debt with warrants). In order to qualify, a company should have a fully-working prototype and market validation (pilot, beta users); and/or revenue. AAN hosts approximately six investor meetings annually. Accepted entrepreneurs are given 15 minutes to pitch and 10 minutes of Q&A. AAN's $250 application fee will be refuneded for accepted companies that are spinouts of Texas A&M and/or university licensees. The Aggie Angel Network has invested in 26 companies since summer 2010.  Total invested capital to-date exceeds $8M. The largest single deal was $1.5M. Smallest single deal was $5K.  Average investment is $300K+.

Perks for client companies!

No charge. No lease. No hassle.

Startup Aggieland helps student-owned companies to leverage public and private resources while launching early-stage ventures from our business accelerator. Existing student-owned businesses under the $250,000 threshold in annual revenue may also take advantage of our program's mentors, office space and free legal services. Client companies must be at least 50 percent owned by one or more students. Startup Aggieland requires no equity stake or ownership of intellectual property, no percentage of revenue or other assets of a client company.

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  • Free furnished offices & coworking spaces
  • Free parking by all three of our entrances
  • Free 24-7-365 secure ID Card building access
  • Free high speed WIFI & $100K in cloud hosting
  • Free custodial, utilities & groundskeeping
  • Free kitchen access, Keurig Coffeemaker / air ice
  • Free use of large meeting room by appointment
  • Free business mail address / package delivery
  • Free use of conference room / AV equipment
  • Free use of lobby & reception areas for events
  • Free access to Mentors
  • Free IP protection
  • Free legal entity formation
  • Free trademark protection
  • Free access to pitch coaching
  • Free access to angel investors
  • Free marketing support
  • Free accounting advice
  • Free access to SBDC workshops
  • Free networking events

CURRENT CLIENT COMPANIES

Student-owned, early-stage ventures at Startup Aggieland

PAST CLIENT COMPANIES

Recently graduated Startup Aggieland clients that achieved at least $5000 in revenue or prepared a patent filing.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

"I never fully understood the power of the Aggie Network and I never really connected with student organizations on campus until Startup Aggieland. I found my calling and my connection to Texas A&M University when I became an entrepreneur, thanks to Startup Aggieland and the people who helped me there."