Women Entrepreneurship Week is from October 19 - 26 and is open to Texas State faculty, staff, students, and guests. The week’s activities are a joint effort among Texas State University and the Greater San Marcos Partnership.
Monday: Oct 21 Through the Ceiling: Discussion & Networking with Women Executives
We are kicking-off Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) at McCoy's Building Supply Corporate Headquarters (1350 I-35, San Marcos, TX 78666). Come hear the stories of Meagan McCoy Jones and other women entrepreneurs discuss their entrepreneurial journey.
5:00 - 5:15 Networking
5:`5-5:30 Introduction to WEW
5:30 - 6:30 Women in Entrepreneurship Panel
6:30 - 7:30 Opening Reception: Sponsored by Texas State McCoy School of Business
Location: McCoy's Building Supply Corporate Headquarters, 1350 I-35
Tuesday: Oct 22 Introduction to the Innovation Corps Mini-Grants Program
Come learn more about how you can qualify for $3000 to support market validation of your STEM Applicable business idea. Meet at STAR Park. 3055 Hunter Road, San Marcos, TX 78666. Learn more about Texas State's NSF I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship and the importance of customer discovery early in the entrepreneurial startup phase. For information please go here.
Location: STAR Park Room 173, 3055 Hunter Road
Event: 5:00-5:30 pm Networking & Snacks
5:30-6:30 pm Opening Remarks by STAR Park, New Ventures & I-Crops
6:30-7:15 pm Customer Discovery
7:15- 8:30 pm Team Presentations
Wednesday October 23rd: GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch
Greater San Marcos Partnership
The GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch has two competitions in one! There is a student track for graduate and undergraduate students and a community member track for faculty and non-Texas State individuals. The competition will be conducted in two different phases. Phase 1: Competitors will upload their 90-second pitch by Wednesday Oct. 16th at midnight. The top pitches of each track will be selected for Phase 2 based on social media likes and our entrepreneurial evaluation committee. The top pitches will be announced at the beginning of the event on Oct. 23rd. Phase 2: The top pitches for each track will be announced at the LIVE competition. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs will judge the live event and select the top presentation for both tracks who will receive at least $500.
Location: McCoy College of Business, Minifie Academic Atrium, 4th floor
Parking: LBJ Student Center for our non-university guests
Thursday, October 24: Entrepreneurial Truths: The Good, the Bad, the Reality
Time: 2- 6pm
Location: Reed Par Room, 11th Floor JCK
Parking: Edward Gary Parking Garage for our non-university guests
Panel 1: Alumni Entrepreneurs
Panel 2: I-Corps Alumni
Panel 3: Food Entrepreneurs
Keynote speaker: Carol Huntsberger, Quality Seafood.
Carol Fowler Huntsberger is the proprietor of Quality Seafood Inc., a Texas corporation spawned in Austin, Texas. Since 1938, Quality Seafood has provided fresh seafood for restaurants, nursing homes, country clubs and grocery stores, local retail customers, has feed thousands of people fresh prepared seafood from the restaurant and catered fundraisers, crawfish boils and many parties and Prior to owning Quality Seafood, Carol was a Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, with 75 women on her team. She earned the use of free cars for 10 years and traveled around the world and won many outstanding prizes for her personal and team sales. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University and a member of the Emeritus Council for the Development Foundation for Texas State University. In addition, she serves on The State of Texas Department of Agriculture Shrimp Marketing Board, and the Airport Blvd. District Redevelopment Advisory Group for the City of Austin., and The Advisory Board of Candlelight Ranch. She serves as past president Les Dames D’Escoffier, Austin Chapter. Ms. Huntsberger graduated from Texas State University in 1983 with a B.B.A. in Accounting.
Thursday, October 24: SBDC Presents: Small Business Marketing Workshop
Texas State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisor's Ms. Peg Richmond and Mr. Bill Thompson will take participants through a hands-on workshop on how to develop and improve the marketing of a small business.
Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Texas State University SBDC by phone at 512.420.9379 or via email at email@example.com.
Location: Reed Par Room, 11th Floor JCK . Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
WEW is brought to you by:
Greater San Marcos Partnership; Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Applications Research Center (MARC); Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program (MSEC); McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program (SLE); Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship