St. Edward's University Honors Two Local Entrepreneurs
The School of Management and Business at St. Edward's University announced the recipients of the 2005 TxEntre Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Awards.
The presentation took place at a luncheon on April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Mabee Ballroom of the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center. The first recipient of the award, Gay Gaddis, CEO and founder of T-3, was also recognized. This year's winners are:
Sada Cumber, chairman of SozoTek, a global imaging technology company,
Randi Shade, executive director of the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation and founder of CharityGift, an Internet giving company.
These visionaries are chosen to receive recognition and to be profiled in case studies based on their outstanding efforts in founding successful businesses. The studies will be used by the School of Management and Business in the 2005-2006 year. Teams of faculty and students will conduct the primary research, analyze the data and design the cases involving these companies. This year's case study on T3 was also shown at the luncheon.
TXEntre was created to highlight the efforts of women and minority business entrepreneurs whose endeavors are rarely featured in typical case studies. The project's objective is to capture their stories for the education of future entrepreneurs. A Vision Grant from The 3M Foundation helps support this project.