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Commencement Speaker Spotlight | Dan Driscoll, MBA ’14


Getting to Texas When asked how he ended up in Texas, Dan Driscoll (MBA and MA in Advertising ’14) will tell you that it wasn’t necessarily his choice. In fact, in the Washington D.C. native’s own words, Texas was the

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MBA Startup: Unique Influence


Their website claims there’s no black magic or special sauce used, just science – an aggressive test-measure-adapt methodology that differentiates Unique Influence from most other customer acquisition companies. The idea for the company originated in a McCombs classroom, when Texas

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Startup Spotlight: Sports Tradex

Sports Tradex team picture with Founder Ben Lipson and COO Michael Cohen from their Super Bowl launch party

As a commodities trader for five years, Ben Lipson, MBA ’12, had always planned to eventually start up a company of his own. While in his final year as a student in the Texas MBA at Houston program, he decided

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Texas MBA Student Competes In TechCrunch Austin Pitch-Off

On May 30, TechCrunch hosted their very first Meetup+Pitch-Off in the Lone Star State. More than two dozen finalists took the stage to compete for a spot in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2013 – and of course, a Texas

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Student Org Spotlight: Executive MBA Entrepreneur Board of Advisors

Last semester, Texas Executive MBA student David Doran had an idea to help out his entrepreneurial classmates. He wanted to create a program that would allow EMBA students who own businesses to work together and directly apply the knowledge gained

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Big Things Ahead For Texas Venture Labs

Last 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,”

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New TVL Scholar Program Enables Entrepreneurs To Fund Their MBAs With A Business Plan

Originally posted by Renee Hopkins on McCombs Today. The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has just announced its new Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program, in which entrepreneurs are awarded scholarships to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their

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Texas MBA Student Wins Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition

This past weekend, McCombs dual degree student Dan Driscoll, MBA and MA in Communication ’14, claimed the grand prize at the 2nd annual Reaching Out MBA Entrepreneurial Pitch competition while representing the startup reQwip. Dan competed against representatives from many of

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New Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brings Pioneering Startup Insight To Campus

Originally posted by Renee Hopkins on McCombs Today. Laura Kilcrease, MBA ‘92, founder and managing director of Triton Ventures and a 25-year veteran of the Austin technology scene, is the 2012-13 entrepreneur-in-residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs.

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11th Annual Pitch Party a Success

Students pitching at Pitch Party

This past Thursday, dozens of Texas MBA students were introduced to the “idea pitching” process at the McCombs Entrepreneur Society’s 11th annual Pitch Party. More than 40 representatives from 29 companies and organizations were on hand for the event, which

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