What is TEC?
Since 2009, the True Entrepreneur Corps (TEC) program has been bringing undergraduates from across the country to the San Francisco Bay area to spend the summer with our portfolio companies and learn firsthand what it’s like to work at a startup. For students interested in technology and startups, becoming a TEC Fellow can truly be a life changing experience.
Don’t just take our word for it. For a firsthand account of the TEC experience, check out the TEC Program Blog to see what previous TEC Fellows had to say about their summers.
In addition to working for one of our portfolio companies, TEC Fellows participate in a weekly speaker series at the True office in San Francisco. Small discussions with company founders, investors, and others from the True network give Fellows the chance to meet and learn from many of today’s brightest and most accomplished minds in technology.
In addition to providing full immersion in the startup and entrepreneurial process, TEC is designed to provide a great foundation for your future. The short-term benefits are clear: in the past four years, more than a dozen TEC Fellows have continued to work with their respective companies after the program’s conclusion. Over the long term, we are confident that what you learn during TEC and the relationships you build with the people you meet will pay dividends for many years to come.
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.
TEC is designed for undergraduates who are about to begin their junior or senior years of study. Unfortunately, we do not accept applications from graduate students. Previous interns have come from schools including Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, Boston College, Babson, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, and Brown.
When and where does TEC take place?
TEC 2013 runs from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26. 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.
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 2013.
If you have questions or comments about the program, please contact us at TEC [at] trueventures [dot] com or on Twitter at @trueventuresTEC.