Startup 101


Set yourself and your business up for the best chances of success.

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Startup 101 is a workshop series held each fall for current and former students and other  community members interested in starting their own business. This multi-session workshop is led by established entrepreneurs, McFerrin Center mentors and other business professionals who have firsthand experience in different aspects of starting and running a new business venture.

The goal of this program is to equip you with essential business knowledge and expose you to issues and scenarios you may encounter in your journey as an entrepreneur. Whether you are actively building a business or have plans to in the future, Startup 101 can help make sure you have the basics covered and set yourself and your business up for the best chances of success.

This program is open to students, individuals in the Aggie entrepreneurial network, veterans and members of the Bryan/College Station community.

Fall 2023

Monday, Sept. 11 | 6–9 p.m.

  • Lean Startup & Understanding Your Customer with Blake Petty ’98
  • An INTERESTing Banking Session with Greg Martin ’01
  • Panel: Aggie 100™ Leaders

Monday, Sept. 18 | 6–9 p.m.

  • Power of Personal Branding with Ashley Lindsey ’03
  • Legal Considerations for Startups with Mike Lodzinski ‘02
  • Build Your Aggie Network with Tina Breckenfeld ‘95

Monday, Sept. 25 | 6–9 p.m.

  • Time Management for Entrepreneurs with Julie Hartman ’22
  • Numbers=Smart Decisions: Cover the Funnel & Use the Numbers with Steve Tinkle
  • The Pitch: 15 Seconds to Introduce Your Story with Andrew Kazlow ’17, ’22

Check back for future Startup 101 registration information!