Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Nick Spiller

Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency helps student entrepreneurs grow, succeed

Nick Spiller February 18, 2015

As we prepare to celebrate the fourth Annual UT Entrepreneurship Week, it seems appropriate to reflect on how and why we started the organization that produces the event. Touching thousands of students...


Startup Job Fair offers new, smart career paths

Nick Spiller November 25, 2014

UT Austin’s Startup Job Fair on Friday welcomed 30 Austin startups that are interested in enlisting Longhorns to their teams. The fair was created and is hosted by the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency...


Integration won’t happen on the UT campus unless off-campus Greek organizations integrate first

Nick Spiller November 27, 2013

UT-Austin classrooms are filled with students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. When rogue student groups try to throw culturally ignorant events on-campus, such as the Young Conservatives...

Superheroes as entrepreneurs

Nick Spiller October 29, 2013

A new school is in session in San Mateo, Calif. Draper University of Heroes is an unconventional boarding school for young entrepreneurs, and the goal is simple: Take creative innovators and turn them...

UT can and should be higher ranked for helping student entrepreneurs

Nick Spiller October 16, 2013

For two years running, UT-Austin has landed among the top 10 schools for graduate entrepreneurship programs, as listed by both the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The 2014 rankings, which came...


UT should let free market decide student entrepreneurs’ success

Nick Spiller October 7, 2013

How should the University promote entrepreneurship to the student body? This question was raised two weeks ago in a column that ran in this newspaper titled “Entrepreneurship is good, but responsible...

Student entrepreneurs excel at Demo Day

Nick Spiller September 11, 2013

While most students were interning, relaxing by the pool and sleeping until noon this summer, a group of particularly enterprising Longhorns was doubling down on its success by preparing to launch startup...

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Outgoing entrepreneur-in-residence Laura Kilcrease on Austin, innovation and supporting students

Nick Spiller September 3, 2013

Since the late 1980s, Laura Kilcrease has dedicated her life to entrepreneurs in Austin, particularly on the 40 Acres. She worked with former McCombs Dean George Kozmetsky to create the Austin Technology...

Investing in startup technology reaps rewards for UT

Nick Spiller July 22, 2013

Recently, Longhorn Startup Company M87 received a $500,000 seed investment from the UT System’s Horizon Fund to help commercialize the technology it has developed, a software solution that allows...

Student entrepreneurs need space on the 40 Acres

Nick Spiller June 24, 2013

Former UT-Austin President Robert M. Berdahl wrote in the University’s most recent master plan,  “Linking people to a place through a shared sense of commitment is what building a community...

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