After being an avid fan of video tutorials during her teenage years, UT alumna Lynette Adkins started a YouTube channel in 2018. Shortly after posting her first vlog, Adkins noticed that her viewership increased quickly.
In a little more than three years, health-conscious grain bowl business Ranch Hand has gone from a meal subscription service at UT to local food truck to sharing space with other small businesses at Native Hostel in Austin. And they’re only getting started.
Organizations that rely heavily on volunteerism are then left high and dry and struggle to maintain participation beyond the holidays. One Austin-based dating app, Swoovy, is looking to change that by matching singles through service work.
Like most 7-year-old girls, Brandy Branham grew up playing with her two sisters’ hair. Now a 17-year-old government freshman, Brandy recognized the need for haircare in the UT community and wanted to offer African American students prices they could afford.