Bobcat Start-Up is for freshmen across all majors and colleges who have an interest in learning the skills and mindset needed to start their own business or other entrepreneurial venture
Located in College Inn, Bobcat Start-Up will engage, educate, and equip undergraduates with the resources needed to be the next generation of technical, social, and innovative entrepreneurs that find real world solutions to complex problems for the benefit our local and global society.
Check out Texas State's Innovation and Entrepreneurship website to see what some of our Thinkers and Doers are up to! Where do you see yourself in this ecosystem?
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
University Seminar (US 1100): Students will enroll in the same section of University Seminar, US 1100.
Other courses are to be determined.
Students in Bobcat Start-Up will participate in out-of-class experiences throughout the year. Activities will include a sequence of micro-trainings, workshops, and external speaker events that enable students to accelerate their business ideas and engage with the larger innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at Texas State. Topic areas include idea formulation and development, brainstorming solutions, business formation, investment, raising capital and protecting ideas/ownership, among other topics.
Shannon Weigum, Ph.D.
Dr. Weigum joined the Texas State faculty in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and faculty within the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program. She was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. That same year, she was appointed as Vice President of Biological Sciences at Paratus Diagnostics, LLC in San Marcos where she was able to obtain direct startup industry experience. In 2018-2019, Dr. Weigum returned to Texas State and served as the Presidential Fellow where she focused upon the development and implementation plan for a university-wide Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, of which Bobcat Startup is included.
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