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September 2014

Centers

UT, A&M, Rice Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

By • September 1st, 2014 • Category: Centers, Mays Business

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program has designated three Texas tier-one […]



Startup Aggieland teams with The University of Texas to promote first food challenge competition

By • July 31st, 2014 • Category: Centers

Startup Aggieland has entered into a partnership with The University of Texas and The Borlaug Institute in a business start-up competition: The Food Lab Challenge, which encourages innovation in the global food system. In the competition’s inaugural year at the University of Texas at Austin, the competition will award $30,000 in prizes to teams producing […]



Veterans hone skills at annual Mays business bootcamp

By • July 31st, 2014 • Category: Centers

A few former students from Texas A&M University were among the 25 veterans who came to campus in mid-July to bring to reality their visions of business ventures. These visions, ranging from real estate to tele-health enterprises, are honed through the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), sponsored by Mays Business School’s Center for […]



Startup Aggieland receives Research Valley Commercialization Rising Star Award

By • June 16th, 2014 • Category: Centers

Startup Aggieland was named the recipient of The Research Valley Commercialization Rising Star Award at the Bryan Rotary Newman 10 Business Performance Awards luncheon. Celebrating outstanding business innovation, the award is sponsored by The Research Valley Partnership to recognize an individual or group’s entrepreneurial spirit and introductory work in taking ideas to the marketplace. Startup […]



2014 Retail Sponsor Forum encourages collaborations

By • June 12th, 2014 • Category: Centers

When the Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School hosted the 2014 Retail Sponsor Forum on May 22, it moved to a new location: CITYCENTRE in Houston, where Mays offers Professional MBA and Executive MBA programs and various events. More than 30 attendees represented companies including H-E-B, Walgreens, Pizza Hut, Academy Sports + Outdoors, […]



Business majors learn by exploring other countries

By • May 30th, 2014 • Category: Centers

Imagine you just spent the spring semester studying abroad in Spain or Australia, taking business courses and international electives while immersing yourself in the local sites, cuisine, language and culture. For 28 Mays Business School students, this recently happened. They spent the past spring semester at one of 34 partner schools located throughout Europe and […]



New CNVE director aims to grow entrepreneurship across Texas A&M

By • May 29th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Staff

Blake Petty, the former Assistant Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University, has been named the new director for the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at Mays Business School. As director, Blake assumes responsibility for Startup Aggieland along with the student accelerator’s oversight board and the full repertoire of programs at CNVE. […]



Students propose innovative “big ideas” in annual Ideas Challenge

By • May 5th, 2014 • Category: Centers

During the 2014 Raymond Ideas Challenge, hundreds of students dreamed up a “big idea” and pitched those concepts to judges and the community, through both a written proposal and a video pitch describing their ideas. The top 40 ideas were presented live to judges before the top three winners were selected and honored at an […]



Neiman Marcus Group CEO ponders the future “shopping journey” for luxury customers

By • April 17th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Texas A&M

At the 2014 M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Lecture Series, Neiman Marcus Group President and CEO Karen Katz considered how the “shopping journey” for luxury customers could evolve in the next five years. Made possible by the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation and hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies, the annual event seeks to connect […]



Center for Retailing Studies partners with GameStop and IBM to found the GameStop Technology Institute

By • April 2nd, 2014 • Category: Centers, Texas A&M

The Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School has united with GameStop and IBM to found the GameStop Technology Institute (GTI), a consortium of leading technology corporations and academic institutions focused on discovering and delivering business innovation and technology solutions to better address the needs of today’s empowered consumer.