We’re helping students and community members break into the world of Austin’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by introducing them to the world of start-ups, venture capital, and career accelerator programs.
The Women’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development is a career incubator program for course credit specifically designed to provide the infrastructure to guide women into leadership and executive roles in corporate America. This program is open to all UT undergraduate students, and all must apply to be accepted.
WIELD Texas is open to all students regardless of race, color, sex, gender, and/or national origin.
The Product Prodigy Institute is a program that takes students from underprivileged backgrounds through the process of learning the skills to launch their own ventures.
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Be the Bridge
The Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Division of Campus and Community Engagement at UT Austin focuses on addressing the income inequality gap for overlooked communities by helping them learn the tools of wealth creation, innovative thinking, community stewardship, and social impact.
How We Engage
Invest in driving economic development and upward mobility for future generations.
Inspire innovation and launch startups from underrepresented founders
Include overlooked communities in the process of creating wealth and prosperity
Empower young people to build solutions that positively impact their community
We’re Changing the World On and Off-campus. Find out how you can get involved
Ruben Cantu, Founder
Ruben is a first-generation college graduate raised in East Austin as a son of immigrants. He holds a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from the Moody College of Communications and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, both from The University of Texas at Austin. He has founded various startups and as a social entrepreneur, his ambitions are focused on establishing a platform through media and entrepreneurship that allows society to reflect on its condition and spur progressive change.
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