Overheard at SXSW Interactive
March 26, 2013
- During his Sunday panel, “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur,” John Butler
, professor of management and director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship,
called for a support system for entrepreneurs, and cited figures showing that immigrants are more likely to be self-employed. He detailed research institute IC2
’s work in creating a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and pointed to research showing that successful entrepreneurs share the same characteristics, regardless of background.
The Woman Who Helped Austin Grow into a Leading Entrepreneurial City
January 30, 2013 - We couldn’t think of anyone better suited to open Episode Three on Austin’s top female entrepreneurs than Laura Kilcrease. She's been a key player in the development of Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Back when people thought incubators were just for chickens, Kilcrease, then executive director of UT’s IC2 Institute, co-developed and launched the Austin Technology ...
October 10, 2012 - Once upon a time there was a company that wanted to purchase another company. But soon the buyer became ensnared in mistrust and turned to deception, poisoning the would-be deal without the seller’s even realizing it. This is no fairy tale. It’s a real-life drama that unfolds all too often, according to research from McCombs. But there is hope for both sides to have a happy ending.
Boot Camp Helps Student Entrepreneurs Focus on Social Innovation
January 30, 2012 - For five days in January, 15 teams of 38 students from schools across the country participated in the University of Texas-hosted Social Innovation Boot Camp. The Dell Social Innovation Challenge and the McCombs School's Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship co-hosted the camp, which was aimed to help students develop their social ventures.
1 Semester Startup Class Helps Undergrads Launch New Companies
December 2, 2011 - This semester marked the start of a new, unique class at the University of Texas. Titled 1 Semester Startup, the class allowed 75 students, including seven from McCombs, to form teams and create their own start-up company.
McCombs Rises to No. 8 in Graduate Entrepreneurship Ranking
September 19, 2011 - Entrepreneur Magazine just released its ninth annual rankings of entrepreneurship programs across the country, listing the top-25 for both undergraduate and graduate programs. McCombs rose one rank to number eight for graduate programs, and fourth nationwide among public schools. The top three spots, in order, went to Babson College, Brigham Young University and University of Virginia.
New Entrepreneur-in-Residence Has Small Business Focus
September 13, 2011 - Melinda Garvey has arrived as the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs. Garvey is the third entrepreneur to accept the one-year appointment, following in the footsteps of Gary Hoover and Louise Epstein. She is the owner of AustinWoman magazine and co-founder of ATXMAN (a.k.a., AustinMan magazine) at AW MEDIA Inc., and has been a regular speaker at McCombs on the topic of small business success. McCombs TODAY caught up with Garvey recently, on the heels of the ATXMAN launch party.