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Entrepreneur Roundtable to Discuss New Field of Study at Crockett High School

Students to discuss startups and business challenges with Bazaarvoice, Austin Modern Homes and others

Student leaders will get the chance to ask real-world entrepreneurs questions about the traits, skills and experiences that have shaped their successes and failures. The roundtable will also gather input and generate discussion regarding Crockett High School’s new entrepreneurship track of study.

Who: Kelly Ballard Executive Director of the Bazaarvoice Foundation, Amy Bernhard from Austin Modern Homes, David Neff from Lights.Camera.Help., Tony Aguilar of Student Loan Benefits, Blake Shanley of Tiny Taiga and Jeremy Turner of the Atypical Mechanic

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14

Where: Crockett High School library, 5601 Manchaca Road (Park in the school lot accessible from Manchaca Road).

Background: The Bazaarvoice Foundation is partnering with David Crockett High School to develop a new entrepreneurship endorsement program. The goal of the program is to assist students in starting for-profit business or non-profit organization and nurturing that business throughout their final two years of high school. Students will learn how to develop, fund and maintain their startup businesses while taking dual-credit opportunities as part of Crockett’s Einstein program. The Einstein program is a group of students that have met rigorous academic standards. Its purpose is to assist them with entering Tier One colleges.