Equipping Students as Social Impact Founders

At the Un.Incubator we're passionate about equipping students and young founders with the resources they need to have a life-long career in impact. We work in collaboration with local universities and creative industry groups and venues to support new founders in pursuit of their own business. We provide the structure, mentorship, startup framework and safe space for them to experiment, fail, iterate and build a unique venture designed around their passion and skill. 

 

student scholarships available

This fall we're proud to announce a partnership with the University of Texas Liberal Arts Honors Program. They will be providing scholarships to a select number of students to participate in the January 2018 cohort of the Un.Incubator. 

If you are a current student at UT in Liberal Arts Honors Program and you have an impact-focused venture you want to build while in school, the Un.Incubator's 16-week program is designed for you. We meet weekly for 2 hours, so it fits alongside your studies at school. Here are some of the qualifications we consider when reviewing applications:

 

Developing an impact-focused venture: nonprofit, consulting venture or social enterprise

Committed to not only developing your venture but helping others in the cohort do the same

Early stage, so you either have no website or presence, or have just recently launched

In search of a working business model, open to testing and learning from your experience

 

If this sounds like you, please apply below. Scholarships are limited. 

Application Deadline: October 15th


Why Un.inc for Students?

We know that social entreprenurship has become a much more common choice for students and recent graduates in the last 10 years. In response, there has been growth in social entrepreneurship programs and startup competitions in universities around the country. National organizations like 3DS, Enactus, Startup Week and NewCo have helped fuel this important trend.

 

Even with this support, often students and recent grads lack the real-life experience or connections to build a sustainable business. There are also many founders who opted not to attend college and instead pursued a craft or passion like filmmaking, music or community organizing. They too need the business frameworks and real-life co-creating experiences to help them identify a market and build their venture. 

 

MEET SOME OF OUR RECENT STUDENT & POST-GRAD PARTICIPANTS

The Un.Incubator allows people with different goals to come together and help each other in a very communal way. I have built great relationships in the cohorts and it has allowed me to be inspired by the work of others.
— Ana

What results have we seen in our first year? It's too early to define success metrics, but plan to as we grow. Our focus in this season is on the quality and replicability of our program. The 40+ Un.Alums who have completed our program have gone on to launch local ventures from impact focused production companies to nonprofits and social enterprises in a range of industries including consumer products, travel, film, live performance and music. They now have the framework they need for startup iteration and scrappy marketing, they are embedded in their community and through their ventures they're activating their skill and talent to give back and empower others.