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February 2019
26
TUES
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Tuesday, February 26
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
28
THU
Join The Texas Tribune in person or on our livestream for a conversation with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.

Mackey co-founded Austin-based Whole Foods Market in 1980 and built it into a multinational organization, with stores across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as chairman of the board for Whole Foods from its founding until 2009. In 2003, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Mackey is also the co-author of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
 
Thursday, February 28
11:30am - 1:00pm

Crum Auditorium, Rowling Hall at the McCombs School of Business
 
Thursday, February 28
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
March 2019
6
WED
Startup Fundraising: Preparing for Investment Capital
 
Wednesday, March 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
27
WED
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, March 27
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
April 2019
3
WED
Launch: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Business In this startup workshop, learn how to create a business under $5k from tools, processes and minimum marketing setup to attract customers. Also, create awareness of the digital transformation that is happening and how to take advantage.
 
Wednesday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
17
WED
Featuring: David Robinson Jr. - Admiral Capital, Zoe Schlag - Techstars, Meeta Kothare - McCombs, and John Thornborrow - Austin Impact Capital.
 
Wednesday, April 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
24
WED
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, April 24
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
May 2019
1-8
WED   WED
Figuring Out Your Go To Market Strategy A Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy is an essential process for a startup business to generate traction fast. This workshop covers the essential components of a GTM strategy i.e. branding, value proposition, segmentation and beachhead strategy, customer insights, personas, customer journeys, content creation, growth hacking tips and customer experience and delight. We will adopt a structured approach to creating a step-by-step GTM plan through proven concepts and fact finding processes. This workshop is designed for startups and entrepreneurs with insights and concepts that can be easily learnt and effectively applied.
 
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 8
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
7
TUES
Minor Cohort Closeout Celebration
 
Tuesday, May 7
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SAC Ballrooms 2.410 & 2.412