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Center for Entrepreneurial Action

The Texas State Center for Entrepreneurial Action supports economic development and job growth in San Marcos and Central Texas by providing support, assistance, and training to regional entrepreneurs and inventors. The center works to establish and support technology commercialization efforts at Texas State University, as well as providing students with an entrepreneurship curriculum.

Laura Kilcrease

Laura Kilcrease

Interim Director of CEA

Laura Kilcrease is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Action since August 2013. Ms. Kilcrease considers herself a “venture catalyst” with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology and building emerging companies. Ms. Kilcrease has a deep understanding of how to cultivate new opportunities to “grow businesses around businesses” as well as how to deconstruct and reconstruct business models to achieve significant results. She splits her time between fostering private sector entrepreneurial ventures, and working in academic institutions to create eco-systems of innovation.  She is also the founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in startup companies. 

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3 Day Startup fosters student business opportunities

An article published in The University Star about this semester's 3 Day Startup program. This article offers an inside look into the program, and the experiences of student participants.

Author: James Palmer
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3 Day Startup

The summer issue of Hillviews highlights the McCoy College of Business Administration. This article features 3 Day Startup and the participant's experience through the weekend.
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Texas State Enactus – 2014 USA National Champion

The Center for Entrepreneurial Action co-sponsored the 2014 Enactus team. The Texas State Enactus team were the 2014 U.S.A national champions.
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Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Center for Entrepreneurial Action's Director, Laura J. Kilcrease, is featured in Austin Woman Magazine. This article focuses on influential female entrepreneurs supporting economic growth in Austin.
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Senior Design Day:College of Science and Engineering

The Ingram School of Engineering held the Spring 2015 Senior Design Day on May 5th. Senior Design Day showcases the projects undergraduate students complete in their "Capstone" courses.
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3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. 3 Day Startup teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Learn more about 3 Day Startup by watching the video below. 

 
 

3DS Fall 2014

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