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Longhorn Startup Demo Day plus interview with Michael Dell

Longhorn Startup at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Longhorn Startup Demo Day plus interview with Michael D...

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Demo Day

Longhorn Startup Lab invites you to Demo Day where we will showcase the undergraduate startups from our Spring 2015 class. 

The evening will begin with an exclusive interview of UT Austin distinguished alumnus Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell, Inc. by our very own Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation and inventor of Ethernet. 

Each startup will have 6 minutes to present on stage. We encourage you to stop by their tables afterwards at the dessert reception. You will be joined be numerous leaders from Austin's entrepreneurial community. 

There is some surface parking at the Library for those who arrive early, and the nearest UT garage is the San Jacinto Garage (SJG).

We will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment (there will be food).


Michael Dell



Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.

Today, Dell Inc. is composed of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions and home computing users. From tablets and PCs to the infrastructure, software and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.
In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.

Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member of Catalyst. In June 2014, Michael was named the United Nations Foundation’s first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.


Starting your own company is a great way to change the world.  You’ve heard how Steve Jobs changed the world with his insanely great products from Apple Computer.  More examples: James Truchard changed the world with National Instruments, Bill Gates with Microsoft, John Mackey with Whole Foods Market, Michael Dell with Dell, and Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook.  All these founders and their teams are still changing the world, with impacts measured into the millions of jobs and billions of dollars.  

Three of these entrepreneurs are still running their companies in Austin.  One started his $60B company in a dorm room at UTAustin; another started his $10B company after dropping out of UT; and the third got a PhD here before starting his $1B company. These students want to follow in their footsteps.


Learn more about Longhorn Startup Lab at http://longhornstartup.com/

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Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium
2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

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Longhorn Startup at the University of Texas at Austin

The Longhorn Startup Seminar is a lecture-based course in the Fall semester that features prominent entrepreneurs telling the stories of how they founded their companies and answering questions from the students. Students get to pitch their idea to the class and participate in speed-dating events to meet potential co-founders and get advice from mentors. Any student from any college can register for either of these course numbers: CS178 ES177.

The Longhorn Startup Lab is an intensive project-based course in the Spring semester that identifies student entrepreneurs who are building scalable technology companies and gets them real course credit for working on their startups while still in school. These students receive weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with successful entrepreneurs and free coworking memberships at Capital Factory. The semester culminates in a Demo Day where the students present their companies to the Austin community. Any student from any college can register for either of these course numbers: CS378 ES377E MAN337. You MUST ALSO fill out this application form for instructor approval.

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