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  • Laura Kilcrease, Lauranne Jarrett, Violina Rindova

Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal

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The EIRs are available to meet with students seeking advice on launching their own startups. Sign-up for meetings is required. If interested, please sign up here

Speaking Events

Speaking requests for the EIRs must be submitted by October 1 for the Fall semester and by January 31 for the Spring semester. If interested, please submit a brief description of the event to EIR@mccombs.utexas.edu

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McCombs School Announces Entrepreneur Role Models

September 3, 2014
 By Michael Theis, Digital Editor- Austin Business Journal

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business has appointed three females to serve as role models for students looking to take on the startup world, university officials announced Wednesday.

Violina Rindova, currently the Zlotnick Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship at McCombs School of Business, will be the new director of the school's Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal. Rindova is known for her research on companies including Google, Amazon and Starbucks, and she is the winner of the 2009 Thought Leadership Award from the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division.

The university also appointed Lauranne Jarrett, currently managing partner for G-51 Capital Management LLC, as the school's next entrepreneur-in-residence for the 2014-2015 school year. Her predecessor, Austin Technology Incubator co-founder Laura Kilcrease will continue to moderate the Entrepreneurship Live and Money Talks speaker series, which she started during her stint as entrepreneur-in-residence.

Office Hours

The EIRs are available to meet with students seeking advice on launching their own startups. Sign-up for meetings is required. If interested, please sign up here.

Speaking Events

Speaking requests for the EIRs must be submitted by October 1 for the Fall semester and by January 31 for the Spring semester. If interested, please submit a brief description of the event to EIR@mccombs.utexas.edu.

McCombs Among Top 10 in Entrepreneurship for Fifth Year Running

The McCombs School of Business and its Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship came in eighth in the nation in The Princeton Review's tally of the Top 25 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2015, which it publishes in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine. Read more.