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February 2019
21
THU
In this intersectional workshop for LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ identified people, you will learn and practice a series of vocabulary tools for your support of LGBTQIA+ justice in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn and practice describing the differences between assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation; you will reflect on your own identities. You will practice identifying – and enacting bystander intervention in – microaggressions around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation. And you will set your intention for inclusive language (including pronouns) for your communities. You will also learn about existing and necessary campus resources for LGBTQIA+ people. Attend this workshop on its own or continue on to Practicing Allyship (Ally Toolkit Part 2) with the option to join Allies in Action. Participants who complete both Ally Toolkit workshops 1 & 2 (Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Interpersonal Allyship & Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Organizational Allyship) and sign a GSC Allyship Pledge will receive a GSC Ally Card they can post in their space and will have the opportunity to have their name listed on our Allies in Action website to visibly show their support. Led by Quynh-Huong Nguyen, the Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, this two hour presentation will be held in RRH 3.414 with lunch provided from 12:30pm – 1pm and the workshop following from 1pm – 3pm.
 
Thursday, February 21
12:30pm - 3:00pm

RRH 3.414
23
SAT
Please join the MSTC Program for an alumni reunion in our new facility, Robert B. Rowling Hall. The attire is casual and parking is available in the Rowling Hall Parking Garage. A $25 donation is requested for alumni and students bringing guests. Payment can be made at the end of the RSVP.
 
Saturday, February 23
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
25
MON

We are divided as a nation, right? Wrong. Most Americans are surprisingly happy with how life is going in their own communities. Ryan Streeter, director of domestic policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present data from a new survey showing that America’s communities are doing better than we assume and how these findings inform public policy solutions to our biggest domestic problems. RSVP now!

 
Monday, February 25
4:00pm - 5:30pm

McCombs School of Business, GSB 3.138, 2110 Speedway, Austin Texas 78712
26
TUES
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Tuesday, February 26
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
27
WED
Prerequisite: LGBTQIA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) being held 02/21/19 from 1-3pm in RRH 3.414. In this workshop for LGBQA+ and straight people as well as for TQIA+ and cisgender people (and people whose identities overlap), you will learn and practice interrupting systemic oppression of LGBTQIA+ people in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn about and practice identifying how multiple systems of oppression (including racism, ableism, classism, and sexism) overlap with heterosexism and cisgenderism on our campus. You will reflect on your own social identities, your relationship with systems of oppression, and your roles in interrupting oppression to make campus safer and more welcoming for all LGBTQIA+ communities. At the end of this workshop, you will have the opportunity to sign the Ally Program Pledge and receive the Ally Card. Participants who complete both Ally Toolkit workshops 1 & 2 (Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Interpersonal Allyship & Affirming LGBTQIA+ People: Organizational Allyship) and sign a GSC Allyship Pledge will receive a GSC Ally Card they can post in their space and will have the opportunity to have their name listed on our Allies in Action website to visibly show their support. Led by Quynh-Huong Nguyen, the Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, this two hour presentation will be held in GSB 2.120 with the workshop taking place from 10am – 12pm and lunch following from 12pm – 12:30pm.
 
Wednesday, February 27
10:00am - 12:30pm

GSB 2.120
28
THU
Texas McCombs Presents—a conversation with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune. Attend the event in person or via livestream. RSVP today!

Mackey co-founded Austin-based Whole Foods Market in 1980 and built it into a multinational organization, with stores across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as chairman of the board for Whole Foods from its founding until 2009. In 2003, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Mackey is also the co-author of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
 
Thursday, February 28
11:30am - 1:00pm

Livestream or in person at Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78712
28
THU
The disABILITY Advocate Programs takes partners on campus who are ready and willing and provides them with knowledge, tools, and skills to be ABLE to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. The disABILITY Advocate program promotes understanding and awareness about disabilities in order to create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. Led by Emily Shryock, the Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, this two hour presentation will be held in GSB 2.120 with lunch provided from 11:30am – 12pm and the workshop following from 12pm – 2pm.
 
Thursday, February 28
11:30am - 2:00pm

GSB 2.120
28
THU
Join The Texas Tribune in person or on our livestream for a conversation with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.

Mackey co-founded Austin-based Whole Foods Market in 1980 and built it into a multinational organization, with stores across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as chairman of the board for Whole Foods from its founding until 2009. In 2003, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Mackey is also the co-author of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
 
Thursday, February 28
11:30am - 1:00pm

Crum Auditorium, Rowling Hall at the McCombs School of Business
28
THU

The McCombs School of Business invites you to the VIP Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by Jay Hartzell, Dean, featuring Michelle Browdy, Senior VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel.

Guest speakers discuss their background, career and corporation, and give advice to students to help them succeed in their future careers. The event consists of an informal interview session followed by an open floor question and answer. The average audience is 200-400 students, primarily undergraduate business students. This event is open to all University of Texas at Austin students and staff, as well as the general public. The series is organized and sponsored by the Undergraduate Business Council. RSVP now! 

Please arrive early, seating is first-come, first-serve. Parking is available in UT campus garages, standard rates apply. 

 
Thursday, February 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Hogg Auditorium, UT Campus, 2300 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78705
28
THU
While the hotel and travel industry was slowly moving their businesses to online web booking, Co-Founder Jared Simon and his team built their entire product and business based on online mobile booking, which appealed to travelers who were frequently on-the-go and needed to do things easily on their phone. The company’s raised a total of $117M and is valued at around $463M. HotelTonight boasts 25,000+ partner hotels, 1700+ destinations in 30+ countries and offers their app in multiple languages across both iOS and Android. Join us in this fireside chat as we dive into Jared’s founder story, innovation within the industry and market trends on the horizon.
 
Thursday, February 28
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
March 2019
4
MON

Join the New York for McCombs Council for a fireside chat with Dean Jay Hartzell and Howard Berk (BBA ‘87), Partner at MSD Capital. Register here by Feb. 27!

MSD Capital is a private investment firm established in 1998 to exclusively manage the assets of Michael Dell and his family. MSD Capital engages in a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of asset classes. MSD has offices located in New York, Santa Monica, and West Palm Beach.

 
Monday, March 4
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Penn Club of New York, 2nd Floor, 30 W. 44th St., New York, New York 10036
6
WED
Incubators and accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identify their best growth strategy and design a reasonable plan to achieve it. The number of incubators has increased dramatically over the past few years, with new programs consistently appearing throughout Texas. Learn more about the ins and outs of incubators/accelerators from some of Austin's biggest startup evangelists.
 
Wednesday, March 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
8
FRI

Come mix and mingle with the Austin Chapter at our monthly breakfast meeting at Stinson’s Bistro. The March gathering will be social and the chapter leaders will share details on upcoming speakers and chapter programming. Register now!

Complimentary coffee and breakfast are provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Friday, March 8
7:00am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, 78756
19-21
TUES     THU

Please join your fellow alumni and friends at Robert B. Rowling Hall for an engaging and informative workshop to help you plan for your future. This is a two-part workshop on Tuesday, March 19 AND Thursday, March 21.
   
Daniel Caswell, CPA, BBA ‘84, will conduct a workshop to educate and inform McCombs alumni about smart ways to build a tax free retirement. Learn about tools and strategies you can apply to your own plan now that will make a difference. RSVP today!
   
The workshop topics we will be working on include:

  • The new federal tax code and standard deductions.
  • Social Security and “taxation surprise.”
  • A wide variety of financial tools and retirement income.
  • Health care, long-term care, life insurance, and estate planning.
  • Market volatility and the potential danger.
  • How to leave your legacy to loved ones.
Parking is available at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located at 1900 University Ave. Please bring your parking ticket to the event to receive a validation ticket. 
 
Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, 3.310, 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
27
WED
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, March 27
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
April 2019
3
WED
Launch: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Business In this startup workshop, learn how to create a business under $5k from tools, processes and minimum marketing setup to attract customers. Also, create awareness of the digital transformation that is happening and how to take advantage.
 
Wednesday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
11-14
THU     SUN

Be a part of the premier LGBTQA-themed Startup Weekend!

Your community is here to help you. Regardless of your professional background — sign up now for Startup Weekend HackOut in Austin, TX!

The 1st first-ever LGBTQA-themed Startup Weekend was created in 2017! We had over 80+ participants from all around the globe from Europe to South America. We were able to reward travel scholarship for a number of participants. During our 2018 event, we grew to over 100 participants from even more far flung places like South Africa and Australia.

The purpose of this event is to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the LGBTQA community to learn the ropes of validating an idea for a startup or lifestyle business and turn that idea into a business venture.

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

If you can't commit to the whole weekend, you can check out the presentation/demo on Sunday or volunteer.

Startup Weekend HackOut is being organized in partnership with Techstars, which helps entrepreneurs raise startup funding and gain critical insight to help launch their businesses, StartOut, the national nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA entrepreneurs, and Lesbians Who Tech, a global community of 25,000+ queer women and gender nonconforming people in tech (and our allies) in over 37 cities around the world.

Get your EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW. Still curious? Learn even more here: http://www.swhackout.org/

 
Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14
All Day

Robert Rowling Hall
 
Friday, April 12
9:00am - 4:00pm

17
WED
Featuring: David Robinson Jr. - Admiral Capital, Zoe Schlag - Techstars, Meeta Kothare - McCombs, and John Thornborrow - Austin Impact Capital.
 
Wednesday, April 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
24
WED
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Wednesday, April 24
10:00am - 11:30am

SAC (1.106) First Floor
May 2019
1-8
WED   WED
Figuring Out Your Go To Market Strategy A Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy is an essential process for a startup business to generate traction fast. This workshop covers the essential components of a GTM strategy i.e. branding, value proposition, segmentation and beachhead strategy, customer insights, personas, customer journeys, content creation, growth hacking tips and customer experience and delight. We will adopt a structured approach to creating a step-by-step GTM plan through proven concepts and fact finding processes. This workshop is designed for startups and entrepreneurs with insights and concepts that can be easily learnt and effectively applied.
 
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 8
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAC 2.302
7
TUES
Minor Cohort Closeout Celebration
 
Tuesday, May 7
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SAC Ballrooms 2.410 & 2.412