Nordstrom president emphasizes people first and the need for speed

By • March 23rd, 2015 • Category: Centers, Executive Speakers

From the stockroom to the boardroom, Blake Nordstrom has spent nearly his entire life devoted to the success of his family’s 115-year-old, Seattle-based business. On March 11, the first-time visitor to Aggieland presented the 2015 keynote at the M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Lecture Series, honoring innovation and the advancement of retail in the name of […]

Mobile marketing conference fuels thought leadership

By • January 30th, 2015 • Category: Centers

Over the course of three days in late January, thought leaders from around the world bridged the gap between academia and industry at the 2015 Thought Leadership Conference at Mays Business School. During the course of three days in late January, thought leaders from around the world bridged the gap between academia and industry at […]

Rising innovators learn from mentors in trek

By • January 26th, 2015 • Category: Centers

Texas A&M University participated in the first Silicon Valley Bank Trek, which strives to challenge the next generation of innovators to create a unique learning opportunity with tech industry leaders. Over a three-day trek, students from nine universities traveled from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, including two students from Texas A&M. Texas A&M’s two delegates […]

50 Students, 7 Startups, 3 Days

By • November 17th, 2014 • Category: Centers

During the weekend of Nov. 7, students from all over the Texas A&M University System came together to do the impossible: create a business in only three days. Every semester, the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) hosts 3 Day Startup and challenges students to compress three months’ worth of work into one weekend. […]

2014 Retailing Summit highlights change, millennials, risk taking and consumer-generated content

By • October 23rd, 2014 • Category: Centers

The Center for Retailing Studies hosted the annual Retailing Summit on Oct. 2-3 at the Adolphus hotel in Dallas. During the two-day accelerated learning forum, more than 275 C-suite executives, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and rising professionals were pressed on the topic of CHANGE! by representatives from Starbucks, Barnes & Noble College, RetailMeNot, Salvatore Ferragamo, GoldieBlox, […]

Connector Keith Ferrazzi brings networking tips to Texas A&M University campus

By • October 10th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Departments

The key to good networking is to not only show up and speak up, but to also have a few ideas about how you can serve the other person. Master networker, international speaker and best-selling author Keith Ferrazzi called those acts of care “five packets of generosity.” “Everything you want to achieve—every job, every volunteer […]

CIBS awarded competitive four-year federal grant

By • September 19th, 2014 • Category: Centers

The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School has been awarded a four-year federal grant totaling $1.13 million. The U.S. Department of Education awards the funds as part of its Center for International Business Education (CIBE) program. Competition was stiff for the award, which commences on Oct. 1 and […]

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 research […]

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 […]