Five years ago, Steve Schaffer made a list of the Internet domain names he'd like to buy. At the top was Offers.com. "Everybody uses the word offer, and it's easy to type, easy to spell and easy to remember," said Schaffer, whose company, Austin-based Vertive Inc., publishes Web sites that let consumers review, compare and find products and services.
Ideas bubble up constantly around the university, in labs, venture competitions, and from students and faculty who’ve figured out a better way to serve a market. The problem? How to access UT's vast entrepreneurial resources?
Austin tied with Washington, D.C., for first place in a Forbes list of the best economic recoveries in the nation. Published March 2, the list features the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas where the recession is “easing.” Ranks were determined by job growth, median home-sale price changes and metropolitan gross domestic product.
Ford's remarkable career was just one of the tales Herb Kelleher Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gary Hoover included in his talk, on "Lessons from Detroit" Feb. 24 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The talk was third in Hoover's "Story of Enterprise" series examining the history of business.
From the Austin American-Statesman Certainly there is reason to celebrate the historic selection of Colleen McHugh, who this week became the first woman elected to chair the prestigious University of Texas System Board of Regents.
From Dean Tom Gilligan: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fredrickson as Chair of the Management Department beginning June 1, 2010. Jim has conducted influential research in the field of strategic management for more than 25 years, publishing both theoretical and empirical work on topics such as strategic decision processes, organizational structure, top management teams, boards of directors, and executive compensation.
From Dean Tom Gilligan: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Hoyer as Chair of the Marketing Department beginning June 1, 2010. Wayne holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Walking onto a campus of some 50,000 students and 21,000 faculty and staff can be daunting, not just for new University of Texas students but also their parents. Luckily there is an organization that recognizes parents and families as an integral part of the UT community and encourages their participation in a number of ways.