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Entrepreneurial Events 

Entrepreneur Honor Cords

Entrep Honor Cord

Students participating in a Entrepreneurial Events at Texas State can purchase an Honor Cord to wear at graduation, $10 plus tax.  Please make your purchase here.

Great San Marcos Partnership Innovation Quick Pitch

GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch is an opportunity for individuals who are in the process of developing new, innovative, and implementable business ideas, to present their business concepts in front of a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. Come pitch your idea in 90-seconds. There are two tracks for competition:  Track 1: Graduate & Undergraduate students at Texas State; Track 2: Faculty and Community member. More information, click here.

3Day Startup


Go to their website here

For more information, contact Dan Roy, Entrepreneur-in-Residence for McCoy College of Business email:

WEW - 2019


This is a national event, coordinated by Montclair State University. Texas State participates each year.  Our program varies each year.  This year our sponsor is the Greater San Marcos Partnership.  All events are open to university and non-university individuals. This program will be offered again during 2019, the week of Oct. 19-26.

To see the 2019 program, click here.

Microsoft Community Impact Pitch-Off


Texas State University is one of the four universities throughout the United States selected to participate in the Microsoft Community Impact Pitch-Off program. 

Microsoft has teamed up with Net Impact to give students the opportunity to propose a solution addressing a problem in their local community. Judges from Microsoft and the local community will evaluate proposals. There are four prompts students can choose among to develop a solution for. The prompts include:

  • How can Microsoft extend its commitment to environmental sustainability? 
  • How can Microsoft leverage its technical knowledge and assets to address the digital divide? 
  • How can the company extend this commitment to help underrepresented groups gain digital skills? 
  • How can the company best engage with community stakeholders to understand local needs?

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as faculty can form teams of two to five people. The teams' 300-word proposals will be due on Oct. 30 on the Net Impact website. 

The top 10 teams will pitch their idea in front of the judging panel on Nov. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in Texas State’s Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business 233. The winning team will receive $1,000 in prize money and $5,000 seed money to implement their idea. 

With more than 300 chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for students and emerging professionals will bring positive change to the world’s most pressing challenges. Net Impact's programs help new leaders broaden their thinking, build their networks and scale their impact beyond just individual actions. 

For more information about the program, visit

Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship


The Texas State I-Corps program is a National Science Foundation-funded entrepreneurial program for teams working on business concepts in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields.  Teams including faculty, students, staff and alumni from Texas State University, and underrepresented community members, may apply for the program.  No previous business or entrepreneurship experience is required. Learn how to validate your potential market over the course of a 3-week program. See for the latest updates.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

Since 2010, Texas State University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Conference has provided opportunities for young women studying for careers in the science and engineering fields to gain insights into successful engineering, science, and career practices from experienced professionals, educators, and fellow students.

A key goal of our conference is to provide a place for women to become inspired and empowered, explore opportunities and challenges in STEM, talk with like-minded professionals, and learn what others are doing. A unique feature of WiSE is the opportunity for students to apply for our Women’s Giving Circle and event sponsor scholarships each year.

March 8th, 8am-5pm, LBJSC

Wise poster (PDF, 3 MB)

New Ventures Business Competition

Materials Applications Research Center 

MARC will provide a seamless environment integrating applied multidisciplinary academic research, industry sponsored projects, and experiential learning opportunities for students addressing creation of a talent pipeline by integration of research, education and commercialization outreach. The competition is open to all student, faculty or staff member holding a valid Texas State ID.

Competition for $20,000 prize along with space at STAR Park will be May 2020, 1-5pm.  Application deadline is April 5th. Apply here.

Brew Bike Coffee

The Brew Bike team is currently recruiting students to run the business as CEO, HR Manager, Operations Manager, and hourly associates. But they are looking to reach these students who are extremely  passionate about starting their own business and/or getting real-life experience in the food service industry. Please let me know if you have any student organizations that you oversee or students interested in starting their own business. Sponsored by Chartwells