Tech Wildcatters co-founder to speak Nov. 22 at UNT

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 22:34

What:       University of North Texas alumna Gabriella Draney, co-founder and managing partner of Tech Wildcatters, will speak as part of the UNT College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

Draney co-founded Tech Wildcatters, a company that helps Dallas technology startups get the resources they need, in 2010, and since then, the company has been named as one of Forbes’ top 10 seed accelerators.

She has also worked for HP Growth Partners, an early stage venture fund in Dallas, and in private wealth management for Morgan Stanley. She co-founded an aircraft scheduling software company in 1998 and has also opened a specialty foods retail store and consulted with numerous Dallas-based startups on strategic planning and finance. Draney is a UNT College of Arts and Sciences board member and on the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She graduated magna cum laude from UNT with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in strategy and entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University as a Cox Distinguished Merit Scholar.

When:      10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 (Friday)

Where:     UNT’s Business Leadership Building, Room 170

Cost:        Free

More:       With more than 5,600 students, UNT’s College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.

With 112 full-time faculty members, the college offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master’s degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.

Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment. 

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