2015 EISP Student Application

TechFW Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program (EISP)

Undergraduate entrepreneurial  students are matched with  TechFW clients to complete a summer internship inside a startup technology company. They receive valuable experience working with up-and-coming businesses and see the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurism. And, the companies receive the benefit of a bright, industrious and entrepreneurially minded TCU student to help them with a meaningful project.

The Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program is made possible through financial support from donors who want to ensure that TCU students have the opportunity to work for entrepreneurial start-up companies. The financial support donors provide allows student interns who are working with TechFW client firms to receive a stipend. Many of the firms incubating at TechFW  are “pre-revenue” and could not provide this internship, or receive the benefit of the work done by a TCU student, without our donors’ financial support.

Making the Match imageMaking the Match

  • Each spring, students submit resumes and essays detailing why they’d like to be in the program and what they hope to gain from the experience.
  • The best are chosen and the students then meet with the businesses. Each student presents a brief pitch to the companies, and each company presents a brief pitch to the students. Each ranks the other.
  • We meet with the operations manager at TECH Fort Worth, review the submitted rankings and make the assignment.

On The Job 

  • Student interns work over the summer — completing the project they are assigned.
  • Each student makes periodic reports to the NEC and to TechFW staff about their work.

Dates and Deadlines 2014

  • Friday March 27th– Application Deadline– Deadline for students to submit their application through the form below.
  • Tuesday March 31, 2015- Students will be notified if they have been chosen to present at the Live Pitch night.
  • Thursday April 2nd- Live Pitch Night- Selected students will be asked to give a 2 minutes pitch followed by presentation from the TechFW clients accepting interns. (To qualify, you must be available from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM)
  • Friday April 3rd- Deadline for students and CEO’s to submit their Top 3 Rankings.
  • Monday April 6th – Students will be notified of the ranking results.
  • Wednesday April 8th-  Deadline for students to accept or decline their internship offer.


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