The Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting its inaugural UT Outreach Startup Week, bringing nearly 40 high school students to The University of Texas at Austin for a crash course on social entrepreneurship. The course, offered free to students participating in UT Outreach-Austin, will take place July 15-19 at various locations on campus.
Throughout the week, students will learn about Austin’s economic landscape and the many problems facing underserved residents. Guided by experts within the field of social entrepreneurism, they will create their own startup ideas to pitch before a panel of judges at the culminating pitch competition. The course will be taught by Rubén Cantú, executive director of the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Christopher Cutkelvin, outreach center program coordinator.
Activities will also include field trips to Austin-area tech hubs and incubators, where students can meet with professionals and learn more about Austin’s robust startup industry. Registration is still open for UT Outreach-Austin students. Visit this website to apply.
More about the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) and UT Outreach.
Housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), IIE works to address income inequality by helping underserved students and community members learn the tools of wealth creation, innovative thinking, community stewardship and social impact. The UT Outreach Centers provide a comprehensive college preparatory program for selected students at various high schools across Texas. Offerings include one-on-one advising, SAT/ACT test preparation, college campus tours, college and student financial aid application assistance, as well as other college-related information. UT Outreach is also housed within the DDCE.