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Strengthen Innovation by Empowering Your Workforce

Posted on March 5, 2013

Stephen Courtright Assistant Professor of Management at Texas A&M University Stephen Courtright is an assistant professor of management in the Mays Business School, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership development. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and worked as an accountant prior to graduate school. His […]

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It’s All About Selling… So What?

Posted on January 22, 2013

Jorja Kimball Director of Office of Strategic Research Development Jorja Kimball, Ph.D., Regents Fellow, serves as the Director of Partner Outreach for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, a state-wide research agency of the Texas A&M University System. She works with Texas institutions of higher education to strategically develop and increase research and research collaborations that […]

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Calling Student Business Owners and Entrepreneurs!

Posted on January 15, 2013

Beau Barnette Operations Manager at Startup Aggieland Beau Barnette ’15 is a Landscape Architecture serving as Operations Manager at Startup Aggieland. He currently serves as Head Wrangler for Startup Aggielands Student Leadership Council. Beau is interested in collaborative efforts relating to sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, and social businesses. Beau is team building for a social […]

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Seasoned Success – How to Start a Company after Age 50

Posted on December 4, 2012

Don MillerVP of Marketing and Consumer Advocacy at CreditCardForum.comDon Miller is a VP of Marketing and Consumer Advocacy at, a leading credit card comparison website, and is regularly featured in leading business publications and financial websites. Are you a potential boomerpreneur? Boomerpreneurs are entrepreneurs from the baby boomer generation. Boomerpreneurs may be retired, laid […]

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Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

Posted on July 31, 2012

Richard (Dick) Lester ’03 is the Executive Director of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His current research interests focus on corporate governance, upper echelons, and entrepreneurship. Prior to his academic career, Richard spent 25 years in […]

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Staying in the Game with Innovation

Posted on July 17, 2012

James Benham President and Founder of JBKnowledgeJames Benham is the founder and president of JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc. an information technology services provider and maker of the SmartBidNet and SmartCompliance software solutions. JBKnowledge specializes in enterprise application and database development, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web design and development, focusing on the […]

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Students Collaborate on Summer Incubator Class

Posted on July 3, 2012

Shelly Brenckman Student at Texas A&M UniversityNon-traditional in every sense, Shelly Brenckman ’79 was SCONA 57’s oldest delegate and may set a university record for most undergraduate hours. A part-time job at 14 as graphic artist led to a full-time gig at 21 with 4A Metzdorf Advertising, where Bluebell Ice Cream was the agency’s major […]

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3 Reasons That Now is a Great Time for Entrepreneurship

Posted on April 10, 2012

Terrell Miller Co-Founder of Cattlesoft Terrell (’99 INFO, ’03 MBA) is a co-founder of Cattlesoft Inc, a College Station-based company that develops livestock software and operates e-commerce stores specializing in livestock supplies. Today the company’s products are used by cattle ranchers and horse owners in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. We are […]

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From Technology to Entrepreneurship

Posted on March 13, 2012

Ryan Urban ’06 Fringe Development, Web Developer Personal Website Twitter Ryan Urban is a business and idea guy turned web developer and entrepreneur who currently runs a one-man web studio, Fringe Development, out of Pittsburgh, PA. He has some big plans for the future and is probably at this very minute clacking his way towards […]

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The Strategic Entrepreneur

Posted on March 6, 2012

Michael Hitt is a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership. He has coauthored or co-edited 26 books and many journal articles. The Times Higher Education listed him among the top scholars in economics, finance and management. He has received awards for Outstanding Academic Contributions […]

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