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In the News - Kelleher Center


December 17, 2014 - Toy makers are taking steps to build toys that model business leaders for girls, but are they missing the point as they pick wardrobes and professions that perpetuate stereotypes?

October 16, 2014 - In a rich startup hub like Austin, young entrepreneurs are constantly looking for strategies to logistically shape their company to the competitive business world, and also make their product stand out to consumers. Alan Cline, principal for Vista Equity Partners, echoed this notion when he spoke on how his private equity firm selects their investments. 

January 29, 2015 - A new speaker series at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship is bringing some of the most respected names in the field of innovation to The University of Texas at Austin.

September 16, 2014 - 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.

September 10, 2014 - The McCombs School of Business tied for eighth place in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report's undergraduate business program rankings. McCombs came in as the fifth best among the country's public schools. The University of Texas at Austin tied for 53rd overall, 17th among publics.

May 8, 2014  -  Despite soaring fuel costs and a glut of domestic airline seats, Southwest Airlines reported its 32nd consecutive annual profit in 2004. At that year's McCombs BBA commencement, Herb Kelleher, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines, delivered the keynote remarks in a lecture entitled "Fourteen Ways to Be a Leader."

May 1, 2014  -  It was a bittersweet evening as students, alumni, and local entrepreneurs gathered in the AT&T Conference Center on April 22. On one hand, the audience received invaluable advice from business moguls Daniel Nelson, MBA '06, and Robert Reeves, MSTC '12; but on the other hand, they had to say goodbye to the woman who pioneered the speaker series.

January 15, 2014  -  The Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency and greater UT-Austin startup community are hosting the 3rd Annual UT Entrepreneurship Week (“UTEWeek”) February 28th – March 6th, 2014. We host UTEWeek every year to celebrate and grow the entrepreneurial 40 Acres. Attending the 15+ UTEWeek events will give UT and Austin community members, especially students, the opportunity to share ideas with the community, learn from experts, and grow their ventures… maybe even start helping someone else grow theirs.

November 26, 2013 -  Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," generated a lot of buzz and conversation this year, both positive and negative. If there's one thing that isn't in short supply, it's advice. Women are told to lean in, speak up (but not too much), turn around (but don't drown!), wait, don't wait (but definitely don't wait too long). It's like leadership aerobics.

November 15, 2013 -  Clayton Christopher kicked off his Nov. 12 appearance at The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship with a disclaimer: "I asked if we could serve everyone some Deep Eddy Vodka, but I was told I couldn't do that."