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Alumni & Friends Calendar


October 2016
Saturday, 1st
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9:00am-3:00pm, UT Southwestern, McDermott Building, Lecture Hall D1.600, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390
Please join us for our New Venture Creations Workshop taught by Dr. Rob Adams. This workshop will focus on four major topics pertaining to building and launching a new product or service either as a start-up venture or as a new offering from an existing company. The topics are market validation, business models, financing, and communications. At the end of the session you will have a deeper understanding of these and how they feed into a business plan that can raise money from internal or external sources. Additionally, you will review two written business plans and their fund raising presentations. You will also receive Dr. Adams’ book, If You Build It Will They Come? Three Steps to Test and Validate Any Market Opportunity. RSVP Today!

Coffee, snacks, and a box lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, 5th
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5:30pm-7:30pm, Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
Smart People. Big Ideas. New Connections. The Texas MBA and MSTC Programs invite you to meet and network with successful McCombs entrepreneurs from the Texas MBA and MSTC Programs showcasing their startups. Join us for discovery, a great time, and complimentary food and drinks. RSVP Today!

About Austin Startup Week:
Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is five days of events celebrating Austin startups and the organizations and meetups that support them and all the awesome people that make them happen! Each year, organizations and startups open their doors, put on events, and roll out the red carpet for both locals and visitors alike who are interested in learning more about the startup scene in Austin.
Friday, 7th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dish Society 5740 San Felipe St. #100 Houston, TX 77057

Please join the Houston Chapter at our monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming First Friday Breakfasts that take place at the same time and location each month. RSVP today!

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6:00pm-8:00pm, Emerald Loop 216 N Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60601
Please join the Chicago Chapter at our fall social to honor recent graduates and alumni who have just moved to Chicago. Also come meet current MBA students who will be in Chicago for an MBA Veterans conference. This is a great opportunity to connect with YOUR McCombs Alumni Network! Register today!

The ticket cost includes appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
Tuesday, 11th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://https//meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/
Details: Author of If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? Raghunathan’s research delves into the correlation between career success and what he calls life success. Most people count happiness as one of their most desired goals—more important than making money, being successful, and skilled. Yet very few devote time and effort to reflect on what it takes to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Prof. Raghunathan will discuss one of the most important reasons why greater wealth, fame, and education do not automatically translate into greater happiness: the “scarcity mindset.” This mindset refers to the perception that the surest way to success is through grasping and hoarding the things that one wants. RSVP for his webinar today!

About Dr. Raj Raghunathan: Dr. Raj Raghunathan is professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Raghunathan's work has appeared in top journals, including The Journal of Marketing, The Journal of Consumer Research, The Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Information Systems Research, and The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His work has also been cited in several mass media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, and Self magazine. Raghunathan is an award-winning teacher who has taught in several international programs, including students from India, Thailand, Finland, and China. Raj writes about his views on happiness, creativity, and leadership on his popular Psychology Today blog (with over 800,000 page views at last count), Sapient Nature.
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5:30pm-8:30pm, Denver University, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Tuscan Ballroom, 2044 E Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80208
Join a panel of some of the Denver area’s best-known craft beer brands to learn about the current state of the local market, industry consolidation, and start-up generation, as well as market trends, and the operational challenges associated with meeting the demands of founders, investors, regulators, and customers. Register Today!

Panelists: Patrick Crawford, co-founder of Denver Beer Company, Dave Duffy, VP of Business Development for Brooklyn Brewery, George O'Neill, Sales Director of Breckenridge Brewery.
Thursday, 13th
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5:30pm-7:30pm, Duffy's Irish Pub 2106 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001
Please join the D.C. Chapter at their fall networking social honoring recent graduates and alumni who have recently moved to the D.C. area. Duffy’s will offer a 20% discount to all UT and McCombs alumni. RSVP today!

This event is free, attendees pay their own way. This is a great opportunity to connect with YOUR McCombs Alumni Network!
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6:00pm-12:00am, United Way 50 Feagan Houston, TX 77007
Join us for a special reception featuring Longhorn leader Craig Cordola, president of Memorial Hermann Central/West Region including Memorial-Hermann at Texas Medical Center and six additional Memorial-Hermann campuses. Joined by Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, president of UT Health Science Center, Craig and Dr. Colasurdo will address the challenge of leading strategic growth through partnership and collaboration. You do not want to miss this special opportunity to network with fellow Longhorns and hear from two dynamic leaders on the cutting edge of creating opportunities through collaborative leadership. Register now!

Registration includes appetizers and one drink ticket. A cash bar will be available. Graduates and friends of all UT colleges and majors are welcome!
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7:00pm-10:00pm, Mighty Quinn's Barbecue (West Village) 75 Greenwich Ave. New York, NY 10014
Join the NYC Chapter in welcoming new Longhorns to New York City and reconnecting with fellow McCombs alumni. Unlimited food, beer, and wine will be provided throughout the night—just bring yourself, an appetite, and a desire to strengthen the McCombs community in the city that never sleeps! Register now!
Friday, 14th
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7:30am-9:00am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756

Join the Austin Chapter at our monthly breakfast meeting with your fellow alumni. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to hear from Jim Dale, assistant director at Austin Transportation Department and the executive staff liaison to the Urban Transportation Commission. RSVP today!

We look forward to seeing you. Hook ‘Em Horns!

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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. Room 203 Austin, TX 78705
Based on hundreds of interviews and market visits in dozens of developing countries, Professor Mahajan will discuss the "rules of engagement" that make emerging markets tick, and how some companies are successfully developing and penetrating the 86% of the other global market. Register today!
Monday, 17th
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6:30pm-8:30pm, Monarch 71 West 35th Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10001
The Texas MBA Program invites you to join us in welcoming the current MBA students who will be in town for the Wall Street and Real Estate Treks.

The Wall Street for McCombs Board and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center will be hosting this meet-up and encourages you to come out to see your fellow alumni and network with current students interested in working in New York City. RSVP Today!

There will be appetizers and a complimentary beverage to greet you after your day at work. We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, 19th
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11:30am-12:00am, Dallas Petroleum Club, Chase Bank Building, 2200 Ross at Pearl, 39th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201
Please join the Dallas Chapter and the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas for a conjoined lunch with McCombs Hall of Fame Inductee, John Goff. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with alumni of the Harvard Business School and reconnect with your peers from McCombs. Learn more about John Goff and register under the “UT Graduates” ticket on the event website.
Thursday, 20th
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7:30am-9:00am, 1801 California St., London Room, Denver, CO 80202
Join the Denver Business Series for a discussion of trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Small and medium-sized businesses need to spend their IP budget wisely. Register Today!

At this event you will learn:

Trademarks:
• Strategies on how to search, choose, and select trademarks to protect brands
• Obligations of ownership
• Colorado specific issues – cannabis, beer, natural foods
Patent Protection:
• Can you get a patent?
• Should you get a patent?
Copyrights:
• What are they?
• Benefits of Registering a Copyright?
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden 79 Rainey St. Austin, TX 78701
Please join the Austin Chapter at their fall networking social honoring recent graduates and alumni who have recently moved back to Austin. Owned by a McCombs alumnus, Banger’s offers 30 house-made sausages and over 100 beers on tap. Register now!

The ticket cost includes appetizers and a cash bar will be available. This is a great opportunity to connect with YOUR McCombs Alumni Network!
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Stirr 2803 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226
Please join the Dallas Chapter at their fall networking social honoring recent graduates and alumni who have recently moved to Dallas. Stirr has a beautiful rooftop overlooking the city skyline and will feature a special cocktail for the evening honoring the UT Longhorns, “The Orange Twist.” Register today!

The ticket cost includes appetizers and a cash bar will be available. This is a great opportunity to connect with YOUR McCombs Alumni Network!
Tuesday, 25th
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6:00pm-9:00pm, Above Sixty 9360 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Please join the LA Chapter and the UT Law School for a social networking event. This will be a great opportunity to connect with alumni. RSVP Today!
Wednesday, 26th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Pearl Studio (Located in the Full Goods Building) 200 East Grayson Suite 115 San Antonio, TX 78215
Join the San Antonio Chapter for a discussion on the implications of fully autonomous vehicles and their impact on San Antonio. Red McCombs will give a special welcome and panelists include: Rob Adams, Mike Hasler, and Correy Hallum.

The ticket cost includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Register today!

Keep up with the San Antonio Chapter through their Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
November 2016
Friday, 4th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dish Society 5740 San Felipe St. #100 Houston, TX 77057

Please join the Houston Chapter at our monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming First Friday Breakfasts that take place at the same time and location each month. RSVP today!

Friday, 11th
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All DayVarious locations, The University of Texas at Austin
MBA Reunion is Nov. 11-12, 2016 in Austin! We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, and 1986). Contact the Alumni Relations Office if you have questions or are interested in helping with reunion. Keep an eye out for registration information on the MBA Reunion website.
Saturday, 12th
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All DayVarious locations, The University of Texas at Austin
MBA Reunion is Nov. 11-12, 2016 in Austin! We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, and 1986). Contact the Alumni Relations Office if you have questions or are interested in helping with reunion. Keep an eye out for registration information on the MBA Reunion website.
December 2016
Friday, 2nd
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7:00am-9:00am, Dish Society 5740 San Felipe St. #100 Houston, TX 77057
Please join the Houston Chapter at our monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming First Friday Breakfasts that take place at the same time and location each month. RSVP today!
Saturday, 17th
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1:00pm-5:00pm, First Colony Church 2140 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479-4299
Join the Houston Chapter as we participate in an event to provide toys to underprivileged children in Fort Bend County. In 2015, Santa’s Gift Exchange/Toys for Tots provided toys and clothing to more than 5,000 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County, and this year we are hoping to serve at least that many children.

Volunteers will help stock the shopping area, or can work with parents in picking out toys for their children. RSVP Today! Please contact Jenn Cole at jlcole@consultiques.com for more information.
March 2017
Friday, 3rd
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All DayThe University of Texas at Austin
Save the date for the 12th Annual Alumni Business Conference on March 3, 2017 in Austin. Texas CPAs will be eligible to receive CPE credits for the conference.