Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation fosters a vibrant and supportive atmosphere for our students, scholars and researchers as they drive to innovate, commercialize new technologies, and pioneer new companies that will impact our North Texas communities and the global economy for decades into the future.


UTA at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

UT Arlington highlighted student and alumni entrepreneurs and ecosystem resources at this year's virtual Global Entrepreneurship Week

Businesses for Social Impact

Dr. Jeff McGee, from UT Arlington’s College of Business, moderated a conversation with student entrepreneurs about developing a business to have social impact. Winners of UT Arlington’s MavPitch competition discussed why being intentional about social impact is important to them.

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Diversity and Business

Matt Clark, Faculty Director at UT Arlington’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation, led a lively discussion with a diverse group of UT Arlington student entrepreneurs about how a focus on diversity shaped the development and growth of their businesses.

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Resources for Building a Business

The North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem provides many opportunities to help entrepreneurial-minded students successfully build a business. Dr. Kim Mayer, Executive Director of UT Arlington’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation, spoke with leaders from several of these resources. Find out how to take advantage of the many resources available to help North Texas businesses grow.

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Lessons in Ventures

Serial entrepreneur and UT Arlington alum, Scott Parsinen, led a conversation with fellow UT Arlington alumni about their challenges and successes in starting and growing their businesses. Discover how appreciating the lessons learned every day helped them to gain the wisdom needed to become more successful in their business ventures.

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Featured Flagship Programs @ UTA

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MAVS100

MAVS100 recognizes and celebrates Maverick-led businesses and success stories in UTA entrepreneurship.

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Innovation Day

Innovation Day celebrates and showcases the innovative, transformative research and undergraduate capstone projects being done by College of...

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Deep Dive

Deep Dive is a hands-on, seven-week mini accelerator open to the public.

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EpICMavs

Bring your startup to life.

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FabLab

The UTA Libraries' FabLab is an 8,000-square-foot space containing 3D printers, laser cutters, screen printers, kilns, sewing machines, and much more...

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COE Maker Space

UTA's Electrical Engineering Maker Space offers 3D printers, milling machines and more to bring ideas to life.

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Packaging Program

the Art & Art History Department at UTA offers an educational path that leads graduates directly into the economically viable packaging industry.

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Venture Mentoring Services

Advancing North Texas innovation through world-class mentoring.

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If you'd like to suggest a program to be featured, please email ContactCEEI@uta.edu.


Meet Our Entrepreneurs & Economic Innovators

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Molly Sandlin

Molly Sandlin is the founder and president of CAET Project Management and the 2020 winner of MAVS 100.

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Frank Ridout

There is possibly not a more aptly named business than Frankly Good, a Dallas cookie startup from a guy named Frank.<br class="t-last-br" />

Learn About Frank

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The Hoang Brothers

Brothers Dennis, Davis and Douglas Hoang co-founded Patturn, a cloud-based platform that helps clients manage retail returns<br class="t-last-br" />

Learn About Patturn

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