On April 21, 2010 the McCombs School will recognize two corporations and one individual for their extraordinary contributions to the school at the 2nd Annual Corporate Recognition Dinner at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
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?
Operations research may sound like a niche field, but it has wide implications on everything from GPS to war maneuvers. Professor Leon Lasdon offered an inside look at operations research during a session March 9 as part of the Faculty Research Presentation Series.
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.
The University of Texas is starting a program called Texas Venture Labs to help students and faculty entrepreneurs speed up the process of starting businesses.
A group of McCombs students, including Texas MBAs Eric Reinhardt, Jagpreet Singh and Robert Hallenbeck and Business Honors student Elaine Hsu, took 2nd place at the U.S. finals of the International Renewable Energy Case Competition (IRECC) at UC Berkeley.