The Texas A&M Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship announced Friday night the businesses from across Texas and around the world who are part of the 13th Annual Aggie 100, the fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses. Members of the exclusive club were celebrated by hundreds of attendees at a ceremony at the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field.
On this year’s Aggie 100 list, 10 were from the Bryan/College Station area.
The Aggie 100 program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or operated businesses throughout the world. To be considered for the Aggie 100, 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 University, must meet specific criteria.
“This year’s Aggie 100 companies represent three countries and six states, but 89 of the companies are Texas-based, and for that we’re very proud,” said Richard H. Lester, executive director of Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. “When we consider the jobs that have been created throughout Texas, the U.S., and the world, we are humbled that graduates of Texas A&M remain vigilant to keep the Aggie Code of Honor in all they do. The excellence from this year’s class is tremendous.”
The Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.
About The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
The Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, the McFerrin Center is part of Mays Business School’s Department of Management. The McFerrin Center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. Texas A&M faculty and students benefit from the center’s educational programs, extensive business community network and entrepreneurial support services.
The McFerrin Center also reaches out to the state’s business community, offering educational programs, business assistance and access to University resources. The McFerrin Center is supported by corporate and individual members and sponsors who believe in the value of entrepreneurial education and the value of Texas businesses working with Texas A&M University.
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