Entrepreneurship at UT

Help Shape Innovation at UT

Since 2017, members of the Herb Kelleher Center Advisory Council have utilized their expertise to provide strategic advice on programming to the council chair and the Herb Kelleher Center.

Council members are instrumental in launching and shaping programs that contribute to an entrepreneurial mindset in future innovators in all majors at the university.

Membership provides additional opportunities to engage with students as mentors, guest speakers, and competition judges.

HKC's Impact at a Glance

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Male student, seated at desk and smiling. Culture Summit hosted by the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. “I was attracted to the HKC Advisory Board due to its focus on entrepreneurial promotion and the university’s genuine interest in external perspectives. The board has helped shape the strategic direction and the expansion of HKC’s charter, including the launch of the Entrepreneurship Minor. If you’re interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, mentoring the best and brightest at UT, and impacting the future direction and leadership of startups in Texas, the HKC Advisory Board is an excellent way to support these interests. " Katie May ShippingEasy Katie May, founder of Shipping easy leans on a table

What Has the Council Achieved So Far?

  • Established interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduate students
  • Designed Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelerator Program
  • Supported events aimed at increasing access to, and collaboration with, industries crucial to Texas economy

What Are the Council's 2020 Goals?

  • Promote development of entrepreneurial mindset and skills necessary to succeed in advancement-driven economy
  • Identify sustainable funding for experiential courses and programs
  • Increase access to entrepreneurial support and programming by women and other underrepresented groups

How Do Advisory Council Members Contribute?

  • Share expertise to impact culture of entrepreneurship at UT
  • Roll up your sleeves and work with the chair, if you so choose
  • Provide insights to influence HKC vision
  • $10,000 gift given annually*
  • Option to attend meetings held twice a year

* Members serve a three-year term on the council, which is renewable upon the conclusion of the current term.

Are You Ready to Make an Impact at UT?