Over summer I don’t want my writing skills to grow rust so I’m going putting together a series of posts. The posts will focus on entrepreneurship, particularly at UT-Austin. Those who know me, understand my unique perspective on entrepreneurial activities around the 40 acres. Over the past year I’ve had the honor of establishing the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency(LEA) of Student Government. As director I was able to work with students thinking about entrepreneurship, students practicing entrepreneurship, world-class entrepreneurial faculty like Bob Metcalfe and Laura Kilcrease, and great Austin-area entrepreneurs. From this community. I learn.
My hope is that LEA will continue growing the Longhorn Startup Community for years to come. As our campus grows to 60k, then 100k students, over the next 25-50 years I imagine an entrepreneurial 40 acres that constantly produces new enterprises led by faculty, staff and students. Each one a student with an idea, starting to change the world.
My posts will explain, in detail or not, ideas revolving around what I’ve seen, and hope to see, around Longhorn startups.
Expected Publishing Schedule:
May 31: LEA 6-month Reflection
June 6: LEA at Longhorn Startup Camp
June 20: LEA Entrepreneur Introduction Program
July 11: Division of Entrepreneurial Activities
July 24: Student Entrepreneur Commons
August 1: Dell Medical School Startup Cluster