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Entrepreneur provides funding to encourage others
By • February 18th, 2013 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students

An Aggie turned Houston businessman wanted to help students pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors, so he and his wife created the Jennifer and Brian Lamb ’91 Entrepreneurship Excellence Fund.

Jennifer and Brian Lamb ’91
Jennifer and Brian Lamb ’91

Distributions from the $100,000 endowment, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will be used to support the activities of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at Mays Business School. The center’s vision is to produce and encourage entrepreneurs. Its activities are supported by corporate and individual partners.

Brian Lamb received his bachelor’s degree in management from Mays and has served on the CNVE’s advisory council since 2010. Both Brian and Jennifer have supported the CNVE financially since 2008.

Brian serves as president and Jennifer as Vice President of Administration at AXYS Industrial Solutions, Inc., a Houston-based company that re-purposes secondary products from industry and helps companies find new revenue streams while reducing disposal costs. Brian Lamb says the entrepreneurial approach aligns with the Companies philosophy and business ethic. “It’s just the way we do business and the way we think,” he says.

The Lambs say they wanted to honor Texas A&M while encouraging young people to pursue their dreams. “I tell young people to focus on the things they are good at and find solutions to problems in areas they can do something about. Find your passion, and your niche will show itself,” Brian Lamb explains.

“The Lambs are helping us work to create the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “Through their time and financial investment, they are providing us with the resources to help young people achieve their dreams and pursue their passions.”

The Lambs’ company was recognized as an honoree in the CNVE’s “Aggie 100” program that recognizes the fastest-growing Aggie-owned companies in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.

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