Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Liberal Arts + Entrepreneurship: A conversation with Dr. John Butler

Mon, April 27, 2015 | CLA 1.302B

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Entrepreneurs and startup employees need to constantly work on all aspects of their business. A broad knowledge base, such as those developed by liberal arts majors, is very useful when doing so. But how do liberal arts majors get started in the world of startups? What classes and programs are available to liberal arts majors interested in entrepreneurship? Join Nick Spiller as he interviews Dr. John Sibley Butler on the topic of entrepreneurship and the liberal arts.

Dr. John Sibley Butler was formerly Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship in McCombs School of Business and the Institute of Innovation, Creativity and Capital at UT Austin until stepping down in recent years. Dr. Butler remains a research fellow at UT Austin where he focuses on organizational behavior and new venture development. He also holds the Darrell K. Royal Professorship in Ethics and American Society in the College of Liberal Arts' Sociology Department.

Nick Spiller is the Founder of the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency and Student Ventures Coordinator in UT Austin's College of Liberal Arts. He has contributed to many of UT Austin's entrepreneurship program including Freshman Founders, UT Entrepreneurship Week, Longhorn Startup Lab and the Entrepreneurship Live. Nick has previously interviewed entrepreneurs like Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, John Arrow, Founder and Chairman of Mutual Mobile, and Zach Dell, Founder and CMO of Thread.

This event will be open to the public and will begin promptly at 6:00PM. The Student Ventures Interview Series is co-sponsored by the following College of Liberal Arts departments:Department of Economics

Department of Psychology

Department of International Relations and Global Studies

Department of Rhetoric and Writing

Department of Government

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