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Texas MBA at SXSW 2013

With SXSW just days away, I wanted to share a couple of ways that the Texas MBA program will be involved at the conference this year.

Texas MBA at SXSWTexas MBA at SXSW Startup Village

When: March 9, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Vince Young Steakhouse

Along with the Master of Science in Technology and Commercialization (MSTC) and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programs, Texas MBA will once again be hosting a networking reception during SXSW Interactive. This year’s reception will feature a live band, complimentary food and beverages, and branded giveaways. If you made it to last year’s event, then you know that a great time is in store – don’t forget to RSVP.

Texas MBA at SXSW Trade Show

When: March 10-13, beginning at 11 a.m. each day
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4

Current students, as well as staff from our admissions and career management teams, will be on hand to talk with prospective students about the various opportunities within our programs. Staff and students will also be available to speak with prospective employers about the talent pool at McCombs for MBA internships and full-time positions. Stop by to learn more about the Texas MBA and pick up some cool McCombs swag.

In addition to our program’s involvement, many other faculty, staff, and students from across the university will be involved in SXSW activities. For more information, check out McCombs at SXSW and UT at SXSW.

March 2013 Events Schedule

March Events

February 2013 Events Schedule

February Events

Big Things Ahead For Texas Venture Labs

Texas Venture Labs Closing NASDAQ Stock MarketLast year at the Venture Labs Global Investment Competition, Rob Adams, the popular McCombs instructor and director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL), promised everyone in attendance that big things were to come.

“I’ve got two big goals,” Adams said. “To make McCombs the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship in the world, and to launch a bunch of successful companies in the process.”

McCombs rose to No. 5 in the 2012 Princeton Review entrepreneurship ranking, and in a recent Q&A with McCombs Today, Adams predicts bigger things ahead.

What’s new on the venture startup horizon at McCombs?

RA: Everything we do will have a touch of new, beginning with the arrival in January of Rob Warren as the assistant director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs. Rob’s hire is a direct outcome of the naming gift we received back in May. I promised everyone at the global competition last year that big things were coming, and we’re moving at startup speed to fulfill that commitment.

Rob comes to us from the University of Manitoba, where he teaches, runs an entrepreneurship center, raises investment dollars, mentors business teams — you name it. I’ve asked him to give renewed focus and energy to our Texas Venture Lab Investment Competition. Watch for this competition under his guidance to attract increased participation from a greater number of schools across Texas, and more money on the table for winners.

In February we’ll announce the results of the Texas Venture Labs Scholarships Program, a new program that gives scholarships to entrepreneurs to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their MBA — that’s a value of about $175,000.

Finally, expect changes in our Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, which we’re tightening up with the goal of spinning off more successful ventures. Our theme for the competition is “investor ready,” and that’s exactly the quality of business teams we are attracting.

Not to forget one of my favorites, our popular NASDAQ event with the GVLIC winner will expand to include more interaction with corporate partners, advisors, and students.

To read the rest of the Q&A with Rob Adams, visit McCombs Today.

January 2013 Events Schedule

Texas MBA Program January Events

 

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