Meeting Recaps

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first meeting last night. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm in GSB 2.122 with details TBA. Here’s a recap of last night’s meeting with links to different resources:

  • Market update (attached here)
    • SpaceX’s announcement to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon in 2023 in anticipation of a project called “Dear Moon”
    • Hurricane Florence and the inverted bell curve shape that represents economic output (money spent before and after)
  • Longhorn Racing (LHR) corporate relations officer Adrian Garza gave us a quick update on the start of their three projects
  • Guest speaker Ben Johanson, founder of app ‘bthere‘ (check out his presentation here)
    • His story: corporate lawyer to business founder
    • Integration of technicality and entrepreneurship in his last few years
    • Great questions from you all

Thanks to Ben for speaking with us last night, and thanks to you all for welcoming him as our first guest speaker of the semester. Ben’s different experiences and mistakes along his entrepreneurial journey certainly serve as great insights into the world of startups and entrepreneurship. 

NOBE Feedback
Remember, we want to hear from you members: voice to us your suggestions about future guest speakers, any topics you’d like for us to touch on, or really anything about the direction of NOBE. Thanks to everyone who asked about getting a startup-centric guest speaker–hearing from you all really helps us move in the direction you want us to go. Check out the feedback form here.

As always, please email president@nobetexas.org with any comments or questions.

Thanks,
NOBE Team

Thanks to everyone who came out to our third meeting Tuesday night! We will be hosting Louis Andres, a Performance Engineer at Dell and recent MIS graduate from UT-Austin, on November 6 at 7pm in GSB 2.122. He’ll be here to talk about what he does, his experiences in his transition from UT-Austin to Dell, and answer any questions you may have. Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s night’s meeting with links to different resources:

  • Presentation – What is Investing? – check out the presentation here
    • Overview of investing principles
    • Used information learned and applied it to our Tiingo portfolio
    • The attached PowerPoint has hyperlinks to many resources to help you understand specific topics
  • Morning Brew overview – we took a look at how we can use those investing principles to break down information sent in the Morning Brew newsletter
    • Morning Brew does a great job of appealing to millennials with tech and financials
  • Tiingo stock market game – check out the website here and flyer here
    • Sign up as an individual! This is the best way to learn about the market without losing real money in the process
      • Plus, if you do well, you’ll win $300
  • LHR “A-Team” – LHR is developing a team of 8 to develop a “mail merger” that will be able to send automated emails to nearly 1,000 companies
    • Members of the team will be responsible for managing the responses and talking with the corporations
    • It is a great way to develop external and communication skills that you’ll undoubtedly use in the future
    • Contact president@nobetexas.org if you are interested

NOBE National Webinar (TONIGHT)
I’m an Engineer – Is the Investing World for Me?
NOBE National President and CEO/Founder of Tiingo (our stock market platform), will be hosting a 45-minute webinar on tonight from 6:00pm to 6:45pm focusing on the topic of using an engineering skillset in the investing world and will include discussion around:

  • Career advice and potential career paths in the investing world
  • How to begin thinking about and learning more about investing
  • Tools available to an individual investor 

15 minutes will be reserved at the end of their discussion for general NOBE members’ questions. If you would like to send any questions to be addressed in their discussion, send them to president@nobenational.org and make the subject title “NOBE National Webinar Question”.
To join at 6pm, use stream it on YouTube here

Links/References
Check out some links to the following stuff:

  • Morning Brew financial newsletter – link
  • 2018 NOBE National newsletter – file

NOBE Feedback
Remember, we want to hear from you members: voice to us your suggestions about future guest speakers, any topics you’d like for us to touch on, or really anything about the direction of NOBE. Thanks to everyone who asked about getting a startup-centric guest speaker–hearing from you all really helps us move in the direction you want us to go. Check out the feedback form here.

As always, please email president@nobetexas.org with any comments or questions.

Thanks,
NOBE Team

Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s night’s meeting with links to different resources:

  • Market update (attached here) – check out the market update for hyperlinks to articles and other resources
    • Amazon HQ2…two different cities?
      • Amazon wins by getting data on 238 cities
    • Daylight Savings Time (DST) impacts spending
    • Uber revamps driverless cars efforts
  • Louis Andres – Dell Performance Engineer
    • Detailed his day-to-day responsibilities
    • Shared his own pre-graduation recruiting experiences
    • Revealed what it’s like being the interviewer (he recruits from UT)
    • Answered many questions from you all

Links/References

  • What’s really behind Amazon’s HQ2 search – link
    • City and consumer data…Amazon now has a lot more of it
    • This is really fascinating stuff: we get to see Bezos working his genius right before our eyes
  • Morning Brew financial newsletter – link
  • 2018 MIT Tech Review – link

NOBE Feedback
Remember, we want to hear from you members: voice to us your suggestions about future guest speakers, any topics you’d like for us to touch on, or really anything about the direction of NOBE. Thanks to everyone who asked about getting a startup-centric guest speaker–hearing from you all really helps us move in the direction you want us to go. Check out the feedback form here.

As always, please email president@nobetexas.org with any comments or questions.

Thanks,
NOBE Team