University of Texas X Sputnik ATX Entrepreneur In Residence Program - What You Need to Apply

Applications to the UT EIR program for S19 at Sputnik are now open. EIR startups at Sputnik ATX get $10,000 in funding plus all the educational and mentorship benefits as the main cohort, learning alongside our seed-stage founders.

  • Check that you're eligible to apply. In order to be eligible to apply for our UT EIR program, you must be a current student, faculty or staff member at The University of Texas at Austin. You do not have to have MVP or a customer to apply to the EIR program, though MVP is preferred.
  • Each E.I.R. company that is accepted will receive $10,000 in funding from Sputnik ATX. You'll need to fill out and sign the EIR SAFE note document and upload it with your application on Gust.
  • Not required but encouraged: Get to know us a little on your social media chanel of choice @SputnikATX and sign up for our newsletter to determine if we're the right program for you. Reach out if you have any questions. Check for upcoming EIR-specific and regular Sputnik ATX events to meet our team.
  • Read these articles on consumer surplus and startup economics by Sputnik ATX Partner Joe Merrill. We like to invest in startups that generate lots of consumer surplus, so this is important to understand.