Raymond Ideas Challenge rewards “big ideas”

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Mays Business, Programs, Texas A&M, Uncategorized

This year’s 14th annual Raymond Ideas Challenge featured the top 40 “big ideas” from more than 100 applications. Students from across campus and varying majors were asked to explain “What is your big idea?” through both a written proposal and a video pitch. The top 40 ideas were presented live to judges with the selected […]

MBA Venture Challenge showcases students’ skills

By • February 25th, 2015 • Category: Programs

Online-shopping team ropers, buckets of water and a burst of light greeted more than 100 judges, faculty and staff gathered in the Wehner Building for the 13th annual MBA Venture Challenge. The buckets illustrated a hydro-electric power generating device and the light represented a bioenergy. The challenge, hosted by the Center for New Ventures and […]

“An inductee as a Future Texas Business Legends Scholar” by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF)

By • November 7th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Programs

Lloyd McGuire is one of 31 students across the state to be selected as an inductee as a Future Texas Business Legends Scholar by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF), which carries a $10,000 scholarship award. The TBHF recognizes students who define entrepreneurial ventures with impact to future business in Texas. McGuire is a […]

Students lead changes for improving TRIP program

By • August 1st, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Programs

My favorite quality of Mays students is their strong entrepreneurial spirit. They truly embody the Aggie core values and take full ownership of the programs in which they participate. I can find no better example of this entrepreneurial quality than with our Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) students this past fall. In December 2013, […]

Speaker outlines power, influence that women wield

By • May 2nd, 2014 • Category: Programs

A leader must become comfortable with power in order to exert influence — especially if the leader is a female — explained strategy consultant and leadership researcher, Rebecca Cooke, at the Women’s Leadership Initiative in April. The event was hosted by the MBA Programs Office at the Mays CITYCENTRE Houston facility. In her presentation called […]

Voting open to the public for Raymond Ideas Challenge

By • April 16th, 2014 • Category: Programs, Texas A&M

The top 40 finalists for this year’s Raymond Ideas Challenge have been selected, and their video pitches are now available online. The top three ideas from the online voting will receive prize money of $1,000, $500 and $250. Each spring, the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Mays Business School hosts the Ideas Challenge, […]

Ideas challenge welcomes students from across campus

By • March 3rd, 2014 • Category: Centers, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

Any Texas A&M University student interested in entering the annual Raymond Ideas Challenge can attend a workshop on Wednesday (March 5) in Wehner 190 and Thursday (March 6) in Rudder 302. Both will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Grow and give back: Executive uses personal mantra to mentor students

By • February 25th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

Doss Cunningham \’04 lives life according to his personal mantra: grow and give back. Cunningham, a graduate of the Professional Program in Accounting at Mays Business School, personifies an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take risks in order to succeed.

MBA Venture Challenge brings spotlight on new businesses

By • February 17th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Departments, Featured Stories, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

In the 2014 MBA Venture Challenge, more than 100 business and academic leaders from around the Brazos Valley judged companies created by the MBA students at Texas A&M University. The judges ranked early-stage startup companies and provided valuable feedback.

From Capability to Qualification: Ushering in a New Age of Women in Leadership

By • February 5th, 2014 • Category: Programs, Texas A&M

Women have always been capable of assuming leadership roles in public service, but they have not always been qualified to lead, sometimes lacking the training, skills and experiences necessary to lead. So said Catherine “Kiki” McLean at The Women\’s Leadership Initiative event hosted by Texas A&M\’s Mays Business School in Houston on Jan. 15. McLean explored this important distinction in her remarks entitled “Making It in a Man\’s World – A View from Inside the Beltway.”