Startup Living Learning Community2018-09-12T10:29:32+00:00


About the Community

Startup LLC ScholarsThe Startup Living Learning Community is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial minded students that allows them to immerse themselves in Texas A&M University’s entrepreneurship ecosystem through their participation with the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. The Startup LLC has a 1 credit hour course requirement each semester, during which the students will be introduced to entrepreneurship via a dynamic, experiential class structure while fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

Startup LLC students will have the opportunity to meet successful Aggie CEO’s, investors, startup founders, and many other influential entrepreneurs. Students in this LLC will also have the opportunity to compete in pitch competitions locally, regionally, and nationally.

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Startup Living Learning Community, students must:

  1. Be an incoming high school students of any major.
  2. Complete an online housing application through the TAMU Residence Life myHousing Portal and indicate they are interested in participating in an LLC.
  3. Include the Startup LLC as one of their top choices on the housing application.
  4. Elaborate as to why you want to be a part of the Startup LLC in the appropriate section of the online housing application.

It is important to note that the Startup LLC is very competitive, so students who complete a quality and timely application will be given preference.

Program Components

During the fall and spring semesters, Startup LLC participants will participate in a 1 credit hour course each week as well as regular fireside chats oriented around the student’s individual interests and feedback. These activities could range from guest speakers to leadership training, time management, resume building, or fun community building activities like group dinners or other activities. Students in this LLC will have the opportunity to actually design and create their own experience throughout their first year.



During a specific period of time, students selected for this program will be able to choose a roommate(s) from other students selected for the same Living Learning Program. Students may post profiles within the myHousing Portal and view responses by other students to their roommate questionnaire (i.e., sleep schedule, noise, cleanliness, etc.).  Following this specific time period, students will be assigned a room with their requested roommate within the block of rooms designated for the Living Learning Program.

Student Stories

The Startup LLC has provided numerous opportunities for incoming freshman – ranging from speakers to social events with up-and-coming entrepreneurs to competitions showcasing the creative and entrepreneurial abilities of resident students.”
Alec Calvillo ‘19
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Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name & Title Department Email Phone
Lane King
Program Coordinator
McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship 979.845.4149