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Alumni & Friends Events

Here you can learn about recent and upcoming Alumni & Friends Events.

April 23, 2024 - April 23, 2024

Year of AI - McCombs Fireside Chat & Alumni Reception

Off Campus, AutoVino 380 Industrial Rd. San Carlos, CA 94070 " @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

As part of UT’s “Year of AI,” we invite you to a fireside chat with professor Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, who leads the University of Texas at Austin’s Translational AI initiative.

Join the conversation to learn about how professor Saar-Tschansky's research advances AI with the motivation to benefit people and organizations and to promote well-being overall. She will also discuss what is happening across campus in the AI space.
This event is FREE to attend and will include hosted appetizers and wine from Woodside Vineyards.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you will bring a friend! Kindly register by Friday, April 19, 2024.
April 25, 2024 - April 25, 2024

McCombs Alumni Career Management: Negotiating Your Next Career Change Webinar

Off Campus, Online via Zoom @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

Are you thinking of changing jobs or interested in asking for more at your current company? Join McCombs Alumni Career Management for this negotiation workshop to gain practical tips and resources for negotiating your next offer or raise.

Gain confidence from a proven framework, which can help your bottom line (and more) and BUILD a relationship with your employer.

April 30, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Texas McCombs, NYU Stern, Penn, and Wharton alumni chapters present Future of Entertainment: Navigating M&A and Business Opportunities in Texas

Off Campus, Robert B. Rowling Hall, Crum Auditorium, 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

Please join Texas McCombs, NYU Stern, Penn, and Wharton alumni as we welcome Rob Steffens and Zander Adell for a dynamic conversation.

- Mergers & Acquisitions in entertainment, including Rob’s role in Marvel Entertainment's transformative merger with Disney and his challenges, strategies, and key takeaways from managing due diligence, post-merger integration, and leveraging Disney's global infrastructure,
- Impacts of AI technology on the film industry, including the new ability to generate realistic video images from text prompts, and
- Business opportunities in Texas, such as plans for a major film studio in Bastrop with an estimated $1.3 billion economic impact over 10 years.
Rob Steffens: With over 25 years of experience in finance, operations, and strategy, Rob is a seasoned COO/CFO who has delivered profit growth and improved operating performance in multiple industries. Through multiple roles culminating in being Co-President at Marvel Entertainment, Rob was a key executive in scaling the company from a $100M market cap to a $50B valuation and in facilitating the sale and integration with Disney.
Zander Adell: Zander Adell, WG'12, is a former Pixar Technical Director, and now the creator and producer of the hit sci-fi podcast "Celeritas", which won the 2022 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition and multiple Signal Awards. He is represented by Sugar23. He is also the founder of GardenApp.io, a leading personal CRM app, and the founder of Adri Capital whose portfolio includes Rosebud AI and SpaceX.
Parking: Parking is available in the Rowling Hall Garage and the AT&T Conference Center, standard rates apply. The parking garage entrance is on 20th Street. There is also free street parking available in the government district below Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Networking: After the event, we will walk to the Otopia Rooftop Lounge located at the Otis Hotel for libations, networking, and ongoing discussion.
May 5, 2024 - May 5, 2024

Tipsy Putt with the McCombs SF Bay Area Alumni Chapter

Off Campus, Tipsy Putt, 301 W. McKinley Ave. #150, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

Join us for a family friendly social networking event! We‘ll play mini golf, devour a nacho bar, drink local beverages, and enjoy chatting with fellow Longhorns.

May 6, 2024 - May 6, 2024

The Austin McCombs and Stanford Alumni Chapters present Emmeline Ventures and Femtech Salon’s documentary - Show Her The Money

Off Campus, Online via Zoom @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

Please join the McCombs Austin Chapter and the Stanford Austin Alumni Chapter, in partnership with Emmeline Ventures and Femtech Salon, as we welcome the creators of Show Her the Money.

Show Her the Money features rock-star female investors who invest in diverse women entrepreneurs with innovations that will change the world. Money is power, and women need it to achieve true equality.
The film follows four visionary entrepreneurs as they endure uphill battles to turn their ideas into reality. Despite their dedication and passion constantly being challenged, these women, with the financial support and mentorship of their angel investors, become even more determined, resourceful, and resilient. And the growth of their businesses is mind-blowing. Each business has the potential to become a “unicorn," a billion-dollar business.
Investors and students can learn more through the Cast Panel Q&A with executive producer, Naseem Sayani of Emmeline Ventures, and two local Austin region femtechs moderated by Rachael Kim of the Femtech Salon.
Parking: The event is located in Robert B. Rowling Hall in Crum Auditorium. Paid parking is available in the AT&T Conference Center. The parking garage entrance is on 20th Street. Free street parking is also available in the government district below Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Networking: After the event, we will walk next door to the Otopia Rooftop Lounge located at the Otis Hotel for libations, networking, and ongoing discussion.
May 15, 2024 - May 15, 2024

Tour of the Denver U.S. Mint and Networking Happy Hour

Off Campus, United States Mint at Denver, 320 W. Colfax Ave., Denver CO, 80204 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Type: Alumni Event

Audience: Alumni

Program or Department: Alumni Relations

Join the McCombs Denver Alumni Chapter for a tour of the United States Mint in Denver. After the tour, there will be an informal networking happy hour (pay your way) at the YardHouse, 1555 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202, at the Sheraton Downtown. Spots are limited for the tour. RSVP today!