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November 2019
13
WED

Research shows that a key factor in startup failure is a lack of understanding of product-market fit.

The Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelerator Program at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship offers undergraduate student founders the opportunity to study potential customers, improve their product, establish product-market fit, and position their product for success within the marketplace. Students will learn to vet their ideas, develop skills for researching and understanding customer needs, and develop tools for building a product/service that appropriately fit a market need.

We invite you to learn more about the Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelerator Program by attending an information session.

 
Wednesday, November 13
12:00pm - 1:00pm

GSB 5.154
13
WED
Join the London Chapter at the fall Faculty Speaker Series featuring Bob Parrino. Professor Parrino will share the latest strategies from the McCombs Finance Department related to current industry topics.  
     
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and friends and hear from one of UT’s most popular professors.  
     

Thank you to Rabobank for their support.  

6 p.m. Registration and networking
6:30 p.m. Program  
7:30 p.m. Reception and networking  

To RSVP for this event, please email robin.vallilee@mccombs.utexas.edu.

 
Wednesday, November 13
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Rabobank, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3RL, United Kingdom
14
THU
All McCombs alumnae are invited to an evening of conversation and community in celebration of women and allies in business. We’re talking all things advocacy - how we advocate for ourselves and others both in the workplace and in the community. Our esteemed keynote speaker and panelists, who have backgrounds in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, non-profit, consulting, and tech, will share their journeys. We’ll focus on tangible takeaways that can be implemented immediately at school, work and in the community. This will be an opportunity for individuals in all McCombs MBA programs and alumni to connect.  

Registration website password: GWIB. Please also fill out the survey in the Eventbrite description. RSVP now! 
 
Thursday, November 14
5:00pm - 8:45pm

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
16
SAT

Change the game. Push boundaries. Test out innovative ideas.

DisrupTexas is an annual Pitch Competition for undergraduate students across the state of Texas. Hosted by the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at UT Austin, DisrupTexas is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fully immersive learning – and a chance for student teams to walk away with some serious cash.

 
Saturday, November 16
1:00pm - 3:30pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT), 202 - 1900 University Ave Austin, Texas 78705
19
TUES

Calling all UT Student Entrepreneurs!

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 fellow founders to join your startup team, Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your dream. 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, November 19
10:00am - 11:00am

WCP (SAC) 1.106
21
THU
Business Operations “Bizops” is a hot and rising field from just the past couple decades that draws in talented professionals across business and technical backgrounds and expertise. It’s a dynamic field of work that can propel you into a variety of opportunities.  

Are you curious about exploring or growing your career in Bizops? Are you interested in building a BizOps team within your company? Then this webinar is for you.  

In this hour, Solu Nwanze, director of Business Operations at Zendesk, and executive coach at Expanded Impact, will share the various models of BizOps teams, skills that are required to succeed in these models and career paths during and beyond your stint in BizOps. 
 
Thursday, November 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online: HTTPS://MEETING.AUSTIN.UTEXAS.EDU/CAREERWEBINAR
22
FRI
Please join current Texas MBA students who are in Portland for a career trek at an informal reception. The students would love to visit with alumni about living and working in Portland. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current MBA students. We look forward to seeing you there!   

Light appetizers and a complimentary beverage provided. RSVP by Nov. 18! 
 
Friday, November 22
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tap & Table on 23rd, 1620 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210
25
MON
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/25-11/29).
 
Monday, November 25
All Day

29
FRI
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/25-11/29). 
 
Friday, November 29
All Day

December 2019
6
FRI
December 06, 2019 is the last day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
 
Friday, December 6
All Day

9
MON

The FinTech Entrepreneurship Practicum powered by EY is an experiential leadership practicum that provides undergraduate students with a hands-on learning opportunity working with early-stage FinTech startups sourced by EY. Groups of four to five students accelerated a new venture with advice and assistance on the entrepreneurial process from EY mentors and the course lecturer.

Join the Fall 2019 teams as they showcase their work with the FinTech companies in Austin Startup Ecosystem! Free and open to the public -- fellow students, startups, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship is welcome to attend.

 
Monday, December 9
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Special Events Room RRH 5.10, Rowling Hall, McCombs School of Business
13
FRI
Locoal was founded in 2015 by Matt “Petey" Peterson, MSTC ‘19, after identifying the massive amounts of organic waste dumped into our landfills annually. Using handmade equipment to process the organic waste, Petey partnered with sawmills, landscape companies, and carpenters to provide a commercial zero waste solution that captured solid carbon. After diverting more than 1M pounds of waste, selling more than 40K pounds of charcoal grossing more than $40K and being cash positive, the solution was feasible but for the business to succeed, it needed to be scaled. 
    
Petey believed he could offer a larger zero waste impact so he took the business idea through the McCombs Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization program. Forming a team to continue a commercialization strategy, Petey also competed in startup pitch competitions, winning several awards and participated in the semi-finals at the MIT Clean Energy Global Energy Competition. The Locoal model has three revenue streams, and the first two have been vetted and proven sustainable. The third revenue stream is from captured carbon known as biochar, and the focus of Petey's unique commercialization strategy. Over the past 18 months, Petey has identified and partnered with all the required parties to divert millions of pounds annually, generate multiple megawatts of electricity, and capture millions of pounds of carbon in value-added products. The first stage of growth was accomplished through bootstrapping, and the efforts enabled Locoal to scale without taking on any debt or giving up equity. The Locoal gasifier provides a zero waste solution for commercial landscape businesses, utilizing the estimated 200M pounds of green waste as a feedstock to generate renewable clean energy while capturing carbon in a value-added co-product. 
 
Friday, December 13
7:30am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro & Cafe, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
February 2020
4
TUES

The BBAWC Roundtable Breakfast Forum (held each fall and spring) begins with breakout discussions on issues like developing leadership competencies, bridging the gender communication gap, and achieving work/life balance. The forums conclude with a networking session. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
9:00am - 11:00am

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
4
TUES

BBA Corporate Mock Interviews are a great way to build your company’s reputation and presence on campus. Representatives from your company interview students for mock positions and give the BBA students valuable feedback. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
11:00am - 3:00pm

Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)
5
WED

The McCombs Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Wednesday, February 5
All Day

UT Rec Sports
5
WED

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. The event provides companies the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of BBA students while sharing opinions and engaging in lively, thought-provoking discussion. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Wednesday, February 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm

TBA
6
THU

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to share insight and connect with BBA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Thursday, February 6
11:00am - 12:30pm

TBD
10
MON
Interviews can start taking place in the Ford Career Center Interview Suites on February 10.
 
Monday, February 10
8:00am - 5:00pm

18
TUES

The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for approximately 70 BBA students with a networking session in addition to learning the do's and don'ts of business dining etiquette. Employers are seated with students to share stories and give advice on business networking. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Tuesday, February 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)
March 2020
 
Monday, March 16
8:00am - 5:00pm

 
Friday, March 20
8:00am - 5:00pm

May 2020
8
FRI
Last day of class.
 
Friday, May 8
8:00am - 5:00pm