The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world will be recognized October 22 at the sixth annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.
The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision. Recipients of the award were selected based on compound annual revenue growth rate for the 2007 to 2009 period. In all, companies from six states and three countries will be honored at the event.
Several of the businesses on the list are local to the Bryan/College Station area, while many others are from across the state of Texas.
More than 450 representatives and guests of honored companies have been invited to the A&M campus for the event. Six hundred people are expected to attend the luncheon in The Zone Club at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field, including approximately 100 current students. A&M President Bowen Loftin will present the keynote address at the luncheon.
A complete list of all companies qualifying for the 2010 Aggie 100, along with their placement on the list, will be formally announced at noon October 22. The list will be posted later that day on aggie100.com.
To be considered, companies (corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships) must operate in a manner consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor and in keeping with the values and image of Texas A&M. They must also meet the following criteria:
- In business for five years or more as of June 30, 2010; and
- Verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for calendar year 2007.
Additionally, the company must meet one of the following leadership criteria:
- A Texas A&M former student or group of former students must have owned 50 percent or more of the company from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009, or
- A Texas A&M former student must have served as the company’s chief executive (for example chairman, CEO, president or managing partner) from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009, or
- A Texas A&M former student must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009.
About the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
The Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, the center is part of Mays Business School’s Department of Management. The center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. The Texas A&M faculty and Office of Technology Commercialization benefit from the center’s educational programs, extensive business community network and the entrepreneurial services.
The center also reaches out to the state’s business community offering educational programs, business assistance and access to university resources.
The center is supported by corporate and individual members and sponsors who believe in the value of an entrepreneurial education program and the value of Texas businesses working with Texas A&M University.
For more information
To find out more about the Aggie 100 program, visit Aggie100.com or contact Ashley Crane, assistant director of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at (979) 845-4882 or email@example.com.