Who is TEC designed for?
We are looking for smart and hardworking students with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship. Students with any major and/or educational interest are encouraged to apply. Over the past few years, we have been moving closer to 50-50 gender parity in our classes and hope to hit that mark in 2016.
TEC accepts undergraduates who are about to begin their junior or senior years of study. Unfortunately, we do not accept applications from graduate students. Past Fellows have come from schools including Boston College, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Northwestern, Yale, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Berkeley, Babson, University of Chicago, and Brown.
When and where does TEC take place?
TEC 2016 will run ten weeks from early June to early August. All Fellows are paired with companies in the San Francisco Bay area and will be expected to live and work in or near San Francisco. If you’re looking to spend your summer in New York, we’d recommend the awesome program run by our friends at HackNY.
How many TEC Fellows will you accept?
We expect to have 12 TEC Fellows in 2016. While we could fill many more slots with qualified students and have much more demand for help from our portfolio companies, our experience has taught us that some things don’t scale well, and TEC is one of them. We want to create an environment that gives you close and intimate access to speakers, the True Founder community, the True team, and to one another. The size of the class is in fact one of TEC’s strongest assets, as it will allow you to sit around a single table, to move nimbly as a group around the city, and to create the foundation for lifelong friendships.
How do I become a TEC Fellow?
Please visit our Application Page, where you can find all instructions and application materials for the summer of 2016. If you have questions or comments about the program, contact us at TEC@trueventures.com