Upcoming Breakfasts

    • May 30, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Exploring Austin’s Health Tech Ecosystem

    Austin is increasingly recognized as a premiere location for health technology entrepreneurship and investment. But what does that mean for Austin and business opportunities across the spectrum of health transformation? Come hear Managing Director Mellie Price discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our rapidly growing health economy and share insights from the Texas Health CoLab at Dell Medical School.

    About our Speaker

    Mellie Price is Managing Director of the Texas Health CoLab and Executive Director of Commercialization at the Dell Medical School. She is an experienced investor, technologist, executive, fund manager, public speaker, and serial software entrepreneur.

    Price is the co-founder of two highly successful startup ecosystems, Capital Factory and SoftMatch. She was also the founder of Front Gate Solutions & Front Gate Tickets, a data security company, and two health tech startups. Ms. Price is an active member of the Texas entrepreneurship community and a winner of the Austin Business Journal’s prestigious Profiles in Power Award (2015) as well as the Tech Titan Award (2014).

    Ms. Price serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Austin, Sustainable Food Center, Mission Capital, and Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council . She currently serves on the Mayor’s Health Alliance as well as his Technology Advisory Committee. She is also the co-instructor for “Longhorn Startup”, an entrepreneurship course at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

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    • June 06, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Maestro Peter Bay and The Music of Leonard Bernstein

    Q&A session with Peter Bay and Grammy winning soloist Mela Dailey

    From West Side Story to Candide, Austin Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Bay will lead us on a journey into the musical world of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.  2018 marks the 100th birthday of Bernstein and all over the world there are celebrations honoring his legacy.  Bay will share the vision behind Bernstein100Austin and Austin’s production of Bernstein’s most epic work, MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers, in Austin, Texas on June 29 and 30, 2018 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts.  

    With musical genres spanning rock, jazz, Broadway, folk, gospel and classical, Austin will host the largest fully staged performance of MASS with more than 300 performers from and collaborations with Austin Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra, members of Ballet Austin, Chorus Austin, Grammy Award-winning Conspirare, KMFA 89.5 FM, Austin Community College, Texas State University, The University of Texas Marching Band, The Austin Children’s Choir and The African Children's Choir.  MASS has been called one of the ‘Must Attend’ cultural events in 2018.  Two of Bernstein’s children will be in attendance along with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.

    About our speaker

    Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also Music Director of the Hot Springs Music Festival (AR), and Conductor of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra (MT).

    He has guest conducted over 80 orchestras nationally and internationally, including the National, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, and Baltimore symphonies, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the national orchestras of Lithuania and Ecuador. He is principal conductor for Ballet Austin, and has led four productions for Austin Opera. Summer engagements have taken him to Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, and Durango.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • June 13, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    About our speaker

    Spencer Cronk was Minneapolis City Coordinator (City Administrator) before joining the City of Austin. He assisted the Minneapolis Mayor and City Council in defining City policy and establishing priorities, mobilizing department heads and staff to implement the Mayor and Council’s priorities. He also worked to strengthen the management and administrative systems of the City.

    Mr. Cronk received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program and was a Public Affairs Fellow with the Coro New York Leadership Center.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • June 27, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Power of Cowgirls

    As the owner of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the U.S., Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay’s insights are rooted in the spirited strength of the real cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and ’30s-gutsy risk -takers in everything they did. In Cowgirl Power, these cowgirls are celebrated as a metaphor for the power we all have to achieve far more than we think.

    About our speaker

    Gay Gaddis is CEO and Founder of T3—The Think Tank. In 1989, she started her company after cashing in a $16,000 IRA. Today, T3 has offices nationwide and creates innovative digital marketing programs for Fortune 200 clients. T3 is a top-ranked innovation firm and one of the largest agencies owned by a woman. Gay has been nationally recognized for the unique family-friendly policies she has initiated at T3.

    Gay is on the Board of Directors of Monotype Imaging Holdings and on the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She is also the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEO’s and senior business executives who advance a long term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment. Gay is a regular contributor to Forbes, and her Texas landscapes have been featured in galleries in New York and Texas. She and her husband own the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • July 11, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How We Got from George Washington to Donald Trump

    Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. 

    He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. 

    He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. He writes on American history and politics, with books including The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

    He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Dutch, Danish and Ukrainian. ~ For the past five years he has been writing a history of the United States in haiku form and publishing it on Twitter. He's getting close to the present, but the present keeps moving. So he keeps writing.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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