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We believe an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset fosters an intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Inspiring the next generation of thinkers and doers

We engage, educate and empower students, faculty, and alumni to become great innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

"Innovation doesn’t have to be something radically different. You can take something old to create something new and still have a big impact."

Cedrik Chavez, former Adidas intern

A team of Texas State staff, students and alumni are hoping a new accelerated healing gel can become the next revolutionary creation to treat wounds.

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Our Innovation Spaces

Upcoming Events

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Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Official Common Experience Event
Business Leadership Week 2021 (Title Forthcoming)
February 22-26, 2021

 
THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about  business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online, zoom information given closer to date.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dan Roy - d_r560@txstate.edu
Shannon Weigum - sweigum@txstate.edu

512.753.6908
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Ignite is a weekend for entrepreneurial discovery that is a virtual, 3-day, learning-by-doing workshop for students interested in learning more about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Whether you have an idea for a business or are simply curious about the fascinating world of entrepreneurship, Ignite is the perfect place to begin your journey! Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online Only; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Management
Please contact Dr. Josh Daspit (josh.daspit@txstate.edu) for details on attending the virtual presentation. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online Only; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Management
Please contact Dr. Josh Daspit (josh.daspit@txstate.edu) for details on attending the virtual presentation. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online, details TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Omari Souza
Communication Design Program
oas21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Communication Design, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
This two-day virtual conference will provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, with a focus on student designers of color. The event will be split into four categories: Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Our Present, Honoring the Diaspora, and Honoring Our Future. It will also feature a career fair, which intends to connect 1,000 designers of color to employers who seek to hire them. The career fair's success will be a targeted effort to increase diversity in professional practice. Simultaneously, the presentations will be a safe space where the intersection of race and practice overlap.
 
Confirmed Presenters:
Duwain Pinder, associate partner at McKinsey & Company
Shelly Murphy, Sr., graphic designer at McKinsey & Company
Pierce Gordon, Ph.D., Inaugural Innovation Fellow in Residence at Arkansas
Fonz Morris, lead product designer, Global Conversion @Netflix
Temi Coker, Adobe Design Fellow
Cheryl D. Holmes Miller
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel
Angela Bains
Jennifer White-Johnson
Lauren Williams
Lauren Baeza, High Museum Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art​
Terri Mosses
Mallence Bart-Williams
Nwaka Onwusa, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Monna Morton
Mitzi Okou, Where are the black designers?
Heatherlee Nguyen, Black Ignite
The Hue Design Collective
more about event
Location:
Online, details TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Omari Souza
Communication Design Program
oas21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Communication Design, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
This two-day virtual conference will provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, with a focus on student designers of color. The event will be split into four categories: Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Our Present, Honoring the Diaspora, and Honoring Our Future. It will also feature a career fair, which intends to connect 1,000 designers of color to employers who seek to hire them. The career fair's success will be a targeted effort to increase diversity in professional practice. Simultaneously, the presentations will be a safe space where the intersection of race and practice overlap.
 
Confirmed Presenters:
Duwain Pinder, associate partner at McKinsey & Company
Shelly Murphy, Sr., graphic designer at McKinsey & Company
Pierce Gordon, Ph.D., Inaugural Innovation Fellow in Residence at Arkansas
Fonz Morris, lead product designer, Global Conversion @Netflix
Temi Coker, Adobe Design Fellow
Cheryl D. Holmes Miller
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel
Angela Bains
Jennifer White-Johnson
Lauren Williams
Lauren Baeza, High Museum Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art​
Terri Mosses
Mallence Bart-Williams
Nwaka Onwusa, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Monna Morton
Mitzi Okou, Where are the black designers?
Heatherlee Nguyen, Black Ignite
The Hue Design Collective
more about event
Location:
Online Only; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Management
Please contact Dr. Josh Daspit (josh.daspit@txstate.edu) for details on attending the virtual presentation. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online, zoom information given closer to date.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dan Roy - d_r560@txstate.edu
Shannon Weigum - sweigum@txstate.edu

512.753.6908
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Deep Dive is a follow-on program to Ignite, which is our program for learning the foundations of entrepreneurship. Deep Dive is for students with an existing business concept or who are interested in a deeper exploration of the startup process. It is a virtual, weekend-long, learning-by-doing workshop designed for the "Ready to Go" entrepreneur! Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Remo link provided upon registering for the event.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Zhao
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
entrepreneur@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Innovation Series to hear from experienced business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs talk about practical solutions for launching and sustaining successful ventures. In addition, you can network with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty, staff, innovators, executives, and subject matter experts to develop new relationships and collaborations.

Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month new speakers each month.
Click here for more information
more about event

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