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Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center(HKEC) and the KS WELI for the first Startup Coffee Connect of the Fall session tomorrow! Explore that startup idea that's itching your brain, find other ambitious students to join your existing team or just catch the latest from UT Austin programs, faculty, or students.

The HKEC team will be letting you know about the best opportunities and events coming up this semester for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation happenings at UT. Then, we will open up the meeting to informal networking.

All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. Come by the Kendra Scott Center at 10 AM. 🤘💛

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Join #JBTVL and the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center along with 20+ other UT and Austin resources and networks key to innovators and entrepreneurs on September 13, 2021 for sixth-annual Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation and Trade Show!

At 4 p.m. CT, Amanda Golden, Assistant Director of the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, and Mellie Price, Executive Director of JBTVL and the #McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization will provide an in-depth look at the rich collection of resources UT and Austin have to offer aspiring, emerging, and established founders.

Virtual Trade Show will follow beginning at 5 p.m. CT

This is an event for everyone – whether you have an interesting idea for a business or already have a venture underway.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Learn more: 2021startupecosystem.eventbrite.com

#UTAustin #startupecosystem #ATX #WhatStartsUpHere #innovation
🤘Horns up! McCombs jumped five ranks in this latest measure of startup excellence from The Princeton Review MCAT & Entrepreneur!

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The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship summit will provide UT students and the greater Austin community insight on ways #entrepreneurs from underserved communities can successfully launch entrepreneurial ventures utilizing the support of the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

RSVP today: https://divin_ent2021.eventbrite.com

This event is a collaboration of the HKEC, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, Social Innovation Initiative, the Entrepreneurship Minor, and the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. Hope to see you there! #divin_ent2021 #WhatStartsUpHere

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Register NOW for the Kendra Scott WEL Institute Women's Summit! #KENDRAxWomensSummit 🤘💛

This FREE event is a VIRTUAL celebration and conversation for courageous, creative female leaders looking to change the world. The Women’s Summit will focus on bringing industry experts together and exploring how women can excel in their careers, manage their personal life, and empower one another.

Hear from Austin entrepreneur and WEL Institute founder, Kendra Scott CEO, Founder, and UT Austin Professor of Practice; Sheinelle Jones, Co-Host, “3rd Hour of TODAY”; Abigail Cook Stone, Co-Founder & CEO of Otherland; Nastia Liukin, 5-Time Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Influencer, and many other powerful women as they offer their wisdom and guidance.

**The First 100 UT Austin ​students (with current student EID) who register for the Women's Summit will receive a virtual token for a FREE #femalefounder ​curated gift bag from Kendra Scott celebrating brands such as: EOS | Farra Coffee | Puracy | Blenders & Bowls | Flower Glasses | Benefit | Otherland Candles | Erin Condren | ...and more

The Women’s Summit is tailored to those who identify as women and is open to all.

Event Registration Link: https://ksinstitute.utexas.edu/womens-summit/

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Four University of Texas McCombs BBA students utilized their new skills from the Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelerator Program to pitch their business for a slice of $20,000! Read the recap from the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal here: https://bit.ly/2Wl9OZV
🤘Texas McCombs is working hard behind the scenes to support our students, faculty, and staff remotely. We are energized by our shared Longhorn spirit! We’re #UTtogether! Share your photos with your horns up from wherever you are, and tag #UTtogether!

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PSA Students: Join the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal to hear from Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Founder of Drafthouse Films and film distributor NEON, and gain insight into how a passion for cinema launched a successful cinema franchise!

Info at entrepreneurshiplive-timleague.splashthat.com

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Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League at Entrepreneurship Live!

Join the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the University of Texas at Austin to hear from Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Founder of Drafthouse Films and film distributor Neon. Gain insight into how a passion for cinema launched a successful cinema franchise!

Details:
When - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 5-7 PM
Where - RRH 1.400 | 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

RSVP for access to complementary reception with food and drinks.
🎬 Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League at Entrepreneurship Live!

Join the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the University of Texas at Austin to hear from Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Founder of Drafthouse Films and film distributor Neon. Gain insight into how a passion for cinema launched a successful cinema franchise!

Details:
When - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 5-7 PM
Where - RRH 1.400 | 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

RSVP for access to complementary reception with food and drinks.
$50k is up for grabs at SXSW #PitchTexas competition! Apply now to pitch your student #startup on the world stage! Only the first 200 applications are accepted. Apply here: http://pitchtx.com🤘#SXSW2020

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The [RE]verse Pitch Competition is back for its 5th year and we're looking for business mentors to help the competitors refine their business ideas! Interested in volunteering your time & brainpower to help create the next great social impact business? Complete the short form at the link below and we'll be in touch!

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Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center @UTAustin

Developing new knowledge, successful entrepreneurs and visionary innovative leaders. The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship brings together University resources, leading entrepreneurs, innovative industry partners, students and faculty from multiple disciplines and multiple colleges and universities to:
• Develop and communicate new knowledge about entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process
• Publish case studies in current entrepreneurship
• Develop and deliver outstanding program in entrepreneurship
• Encourage and facilitate the development of successful entrepreneurs

Operating as usual

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 05/02/2022

A big CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Pitch Competition winners!

Rankings:
1st: aurelje
2nd: ChurchSearch
3rd (tied): Locol & JCN Farms

We are so proud of all the hard work each of the students put in during this semester and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for our founders!

For a recap of the event, click the link in our bio.

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 11/19/2021

Last night we gathered to discuss a unique group of people in the @utaustintx and community: Veteran Founders.

Thank you to @josephkopser, Shaydi Dejesus, @brndnhuntr, and Josh Lawton for sharing truths, dispelling myths, and opening our eyes to what veterans can do and are doing in the civilian community- and what allies can do to offer support.

Thanks also to @utexasmccombs @utexasmstc and Texas Venture Labs for helping us to create a space for important discussions like this

Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center updated their website address. 11/15/2021

Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center updated their website address.

Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center updated their website address.

11/10/2021

Register now for the Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Summit: Veteran Founders. This event is hosted by the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin and will feature a panel of veteran founders and innovators, discussing access to startup resources for veterans and how the combination of military experience and an entrepreneurial skillset produces unique opportunities.

Register Today! https://disummit-vets.eventbrite.com

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 11/03/2021

Scenes from our November Coffee Connect in collab with @kswelinstitute! Thank you to all those that braved the weather to meet with fellow innovators and change makers!

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/29/2021

Thank you to Jay Steinfeld for joining us at Entrepreneurship Live last night! He spoke about his four ‘E’s to guide success in founding a business and to grow as a person:

1. Evolve Continuously
2. Experiment Fearlessly
3. Express Yourself
4. Enjoy the Ride

🤘

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/21/2021

Meet the teams competing in Division III of semi-finals!

DIVISION III
creatoraid: Kimberly Nwaneri
Explorastay: Jaideep Patil
Kelped: Joyance Liau
Sensibed Tech: Pavitra Kumar, Srikar Sadhu, and Noah Mathai

Join us on Saturday, 10/23, to see the final teams pitch for funding and feedback!

RSVP in Bio

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/20/2021

Meet the teams competing in Division II of semi-finals!

DIVISION II
WalkThru: Amod Daherkar
Klein Designs: Alexa Klein
Fralikore: Doran Kim
Travel Cube: Autumn Rachui

Join us on Saturday, 10/23, to see the final teams pitch for funding and feedback!

RSVP in Bio

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/19/2021

Meet the teams competing in Division I of semi-finals!

DIVISION I
Psyhke: Mansi Parikh and Vin Chatterjee
CASI Technologies: Ryan Kim, Gan Liu, and Raphael Parsala
The Final Touch: Leanna Grau
Gather: Mateen Kontoravdis

Join us on Saturday, 10/23, to see the final teams pitch for funding and feedback!

RSVP in Bio

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/07/2021

It’s time to meet our October founder, Sujoy Purkayastha @texasscience computer science and math major and Co-Founder of tuktuk, a carpooling platform founded by Sujoy and fellow UT Austin student, Akif Abidi. tuktuk aims to provide affordable and convenient rides for students to popular Austin hot spots. Sujoy, as a CS major, believed that creating a new new kind of ridesharing platform that operated on high traffic routes would be an impactful service for UT Austin students and other people in the Austin Metro region.

Read Sujoy's story here: bit.ly/FOUNDERSTORIES-Oct2021

Or at the link in bio!

FOUNDER STORIES is a monthly blog highlighting students and alumni working on innovation & entrepreneurship @utaustintx

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10/06/2021

Thanks so much to everyone that joined us for our first Coffee Connect back in-person in over 18-months. Special thanks to @txconvergent for teaming up with us!

10/04/2021

Announcing the @utaustintx undergrad teams moving on to the DisrupTexas 2021 Semi-final round!

Join us on Saturday, 10/23 to see these students pitch for funding and feedback!

RSVP in Bio

09/07/2021

Check out our interview with Professor Bob Metcalfe for or Practical Entrepreneurship: Interviews with @utaustintx Faculty Entrepreneurs blog series.

Bob is a Professor of Innovation @cockrellschool and Professor of Entrepreneurship @utexasmccombs. He invented the Ethernet in 1973 and founded 3Com in 1979. Read the full interview >> bit.ly/PracEnt-BobMetcalfe

About the Series:
Practical Entrepreneurship features faculty at UT that both teach and have real-world experience with entrepreneurship. By providing insight into each individual’s journey and passions, we are illustrating the many opportunities in academics and throughout life there are to reach fulfillment and success through the pursuit of entrepreneurship.

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 09/02/2021

It’s time to meet our September founder, Andrew Nguyen, @utexasmccombs MBA '22 and Co-Founder of , a platform that seamlessly connects professional practitioners to practice owners. Eyehire offers professionals a flexible schedule pay and opportunities to gain more hands-on practice while giving practice owners flexibility to leave their business when needed.

Read Andrew's story here: bit.ly/FOUNDERSTORIES-September2021

FOUNDER STORIES is a monthly blog highlighting students and alumni working on innovation & entrepreneurship @utaustintx

08/25/2021

Interested in winning up to $35k in cash + prizes? Are you an ambitious undergrad at @UTAustin? Pitch your idea at DisrupTexas 2021 to launch your startup and win BIG.

About the competition: Hosted by the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, DisrupTexas is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for experiential learning and a chance for student teams to walk away with some serious cash.

What we’re looking for:
– Undergraduates from The University of Texas at Austin
– Innovative, achievable, scalable, and fundable ideas
– A persuasive and high-quality pitch
– Entrepreneurship is for everyone – diverse teams and innovative products across any industry are welcome

Learn more and find the application in our bio


08/24/2021

Join us and 20+ other UT and Austin resources and networks key to innovators and entrepreneurs on September 13, 2021 for sixth-annual Intro to the UT/Austin Startup Ecosystem Presentation and Trade Show!

At 4 p.m. CT, Amanda Golden, Assistant Director of the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, and Mellie Price, Executive Director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs and the McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization will provide an in-depth look at the rich collection of resources UT and Austin have to offer aspiring, emerging, and established founders.

Virtual Trade Show will follow beginning at 5 p.m. CT

This is an event for everyone - whether you have an interesting idea for a business or already have a venture underway.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Learn more: 2021startupecosystem.eventbrite.com

🚀🤘

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 04/15/2021

It’s time to meet our April founder, Vaishnavi Lakshmanan, public health major and Founder of boxEDu, a customizable subscription-based test prep for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. boxEDu aims to make college acceptance more accessible for students at Title I schools.

Read Vaishnavi’s story here: bit.ly/HKEC-AprilFounder

FOUNDER STORIES is a monthly blog highlighting students and alumni working on innovation & entrepreneurship @utaustintx.

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 04/13/2021

Don't miss the Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship summit 4/14 starting at 5PM!

In the last decade, women and people of color received only 10% of VC funding. Let’s pull back the curtain on startup resource equity. At this summit, gain insight on ways founders can launch entrepreneurial ventures utilizing the support of the larger ecosystem.

> 5 PM - Keynote with Blanca Lesmes, Co-founder and CEO of BB Imaging & Consulting
> 6 PM - Panel with Luis Martins, Director of the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, Aisha Lewis, Director of Strategic Programs at Notley, Brooke Turner, Executive Program Director for DivInc, and Sharon Miller, Head of Small Business at Bank of America

Registration link in bio!

@utexasmccombs @kswelinstitute

Entrepreneurship Live! with Vanessa Ogle 04/06/2021

Entrepreneurship Live! with Vanessa Ogle

Entrepreneurship Live! with Vanessa Ogle Experience live insights into how to launch an idea into a startup

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 02/09/2021

Introducing FOUNDER STORIES, a monthly blog highlighting students working on innovation & entrepreneurship @utaustintx

This month say hello to Apoorva Chintala, MIS and Plan II Economics major AND the CEO + Co-Founder of @clocr_inc, an all-in-one legacy planning platform for digital assets and online accounts.

Read Apoorva’s story here: bit.ly/HKEC-FebFounder

@utexasmccombs

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 02/03/2021

Register NOW for the 2021 Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Entrepreneurial
Ecosystem Summit 🚀🤘

This FREE VIRTUAL event will provide UT students and the greater Austin community insight on ways
entrepreneurs from underserved communities can successfully launch entrepreneurial ventures
utilizing the support of the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This important & empowering evening is a collaboration of the HKEC, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, Social Innovation Initiative, the Entrepreneurship Minor, and
the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute 💛🧡

Hear from Austin entrepreneurs and innovators, Blanca Lesmes, Co-founder and CEO of BB Imaging
& Consulting, Luis Martins, Director of the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, Aisha Lewis,
Director of Strategic Programs at Notley, Brooke Turner, Executive Program Director for DivInc, and
Sharon Miller, Head of Small Business at Bank of America.

RSVP in the @UT_Kelleher_Ent bio

@TexasMcCombs @kswelinstitute

12/18/2020

📣ANNOUNCEMENT

We're excited to be partnering with @BankofAmerica to support students with early stage startup concepts while also working to increase diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship.

Check it out: bit.ly/BoA_FAF

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 11/07/2020

Announcing the winners of DisrupTexas 2020:

1st - Bonsai
2nd - Clocr Inc.
3rd - Politiq
4th - Loop Medical Innovations

Big Thanks to our judges, founders, and to those that attended the finals to support our undergraduate founders!


11/07/2020

Drumroll please... Congratulations to our four DisrupTexas Finalists!!!

Division I: Clocr Inc.
Division II: Bonsai
Division III: Politiq
Division IV: Loop Medical Innovations

Watch them pitch at 1PM: disruptexas2020.eventbrite.com

Photos from Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center's post 10/28/2020

Register NOW for the 2020 DisrupTexas Pitch Finals!

Tune in 11/7 to watch the top 4 teams compete and see how UT undergrads are changing the game, pushing boundaries, and testing out innovative ideas.



RSVP: disruptexas2020.eventbrite.com

10/14/2020

Announcing the teams moving on to the DisrupTexas 2020 Semi-finals! Join us on Saturday, 11.7 to see the winners crowned!

disruptexas2020.eventbrite.com

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