Texas A&M Announces Final Call For Nominations for the 4th Annual Aggie 100

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The Texas A&M Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) is proud to announce the final Call For Nominations for the 4th Annual Aggie 100. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2008. To nominate a company for consideration in the 4th Annual Aggie 100 list, please visit Aggie 100 Website. Self-nominations are accepted.

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Texas A&M has clearly hit on something that makes both the university and its graduates very proud; the Aggie 100. We've honored some terrific businesses over the past three years, but we absolutely know that there are other businesses that haven't had the opportunity to be honored for their work and success

The Texas A&M Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) is proud to announce the final Call For Nominations for the 4th Annual Aggie 100. After three very successful years, the Aggie 100 program once again will identify, recognize and celebrate the 100 fastest growing Aggie owned or managed businesses throughout the world. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2008.

The formal analysis will occur through the summer months, with the top 100 companies formally recognized at a luncheon inside The Zone Club on the A&M campus in October. To nominate a company for consideration in the 4th Annual Aggie 100 list, please visit Aggie 100 Website. Self-nominations are accepted.

Companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth from 2005 to 2007 will be recognized and featured in the November 2008 issue of Texas Aggie magazine published by The Association of Former Students.

"Texas A&M has clearly hit on something that makes both the university and its graduates very proud; the Aggie 100. We've honored some terrific businesses over the past three years, but we absolutely know that there are other businesses that haven't had the opportunity to be honored for their work and success," said Richard Scruggs, Director, Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. "The Aggie 100 is a bellwether of excellence for our successful roster of former students who continue to give back to their businesses, communities and their university through their real-world experiences."

What Companies May Apply for 4th Annual Aggie 100
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. They must also meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in business for 5 years or more as of June 30, 2008,
  • Have had verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for calendar year 2005

Additionally, the company must meet one of the following leadership criteria:

  • A Texas A&M University former student or group of former students must have owned 50% or more of the company from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007, or
  • A Texas A&M University former student must have served as the Company's chief executive (for example chairman, CEO, president or managing partner) from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007, or
  • A Texas A&M University former student must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007.

About the Aggie 100
The Aggie 100, one-of-a-kind at the college level, was created by Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, whose mission is to provide encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Aggie 100 is a unique way for Texas A&M University to demonstrate its pride in the accomplishments of its former students while enriching the educational experience for today's students.

While there are many ways to define business success, the Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision. The Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world.

About the Mays Business School
Mays Business School currently enrolls more than 4,400 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. Mays is nationally ranked among public business schools for the quality of its undergraduate program, MBA program and faculty scholarship.

About The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
Texas A&M's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship develops, disseminates and assists in the application of entrepreneurial knowledge. Founded in 1999, the Center is part of Mays Business School's Department of Management. The Center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. Texas A&M faculty and technology commercialization benefit from the Center's educational programs, extensive business community network and the Center's entrepreneurial services. The Center also reaches out to the state's business community offering educational programs, business assistance and access to University resources. The Center is supported by corporate and individual members and sponsors who believe in the value of an entrepreneurial education program and the potential of Texas businesses interacting with Texas A&M University.

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