Longhorn Startup Demo Day plus interview with Michael Dell
Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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).
ABOUT 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.
ABOUT LONGHORN STARTUP
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/