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Keith Kreuer, Principal at RedHouse Associates and serial entrepreneur, has spent nearly three decades leading startups in the Houston area. After graduating from Iowa State, he moved to Texas and launched his career with Exxon. Later, he had a brief stint at Arthur Young as it transitioned to Ernst and Young, and began his startup career with a joint venture...

Doug Erwin, Chairman and Principal of RedHouse Associates, has been an entrepreneur most of his life. At seven years old, he started a paper route; his goal was to earn enough money to buy a motorbike. After buying his motorbike, Doug was able to double the size of his paper route. But he didn’t stop there. ...

Brand is business, and for Robin Tooms, business is branding. Robin, Principal and Vice President of Strategy at Savage Brands, received her undergraduate degree in graphic communications from the University of Houston, and then went back to school to get her MBA at Rice University (‘04). She is passionate about helping companies position their brand, and found her sweet spot...

Alex Wesley (Class 3 alumnus and founder of Arovia) has completed a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for his company’s first product, the SPUD, or Spontaneous Pop-Up Display....

Andrew’s journey into entrepreneurship took a few career changes to develop. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, but was frustrated with the structured nature of engineering research....

“Always be hustling,” the corporate motto at Uber, also seems to apply fittingly to Sarah Groen personally. The General Manager of UberEverything in Houston, Texas, is helping to bring the logistic services of the future to your doorstep. In just one year, Sarah and her team have constructed a complete product and service that brings food right to your doorstep....

Tom Levitz is living the American dream. From his humble beginnings sweeping the warehouse and loading trucks for the family business in Miami, Florida, Tom moved up to become the CEO. Tom, now an independent management consultant, began his career as an electrician’s apprentice. After completing the four-year program, equivalent to an associate’s degree, he began working for his family’s...

Why have a slice of the pie when you can devour the whole pie? Rich Winley, serial entrepreneur and sales guru, learned at a young age that making a full profit is a lot better than taking a commission. Rich, Vice President and Partner at GUI Global Products, started building his business acumen at a young age. Growing up in Greenville,...

What’s more American than the side hustle? That was the environment that Chris Church, Founder and CEO of MacroFab, grew up in. As part of a military family, Chris moved around quite a bit and money at times could be scarce. His family built several businesses to provide for themselves, ranging from the buying and resale of consumer goods to rebuilding...

Tom Kraft has had quite the career. The Director of Technology Ventures Development at Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has studied mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as mathematics and business, at prestigious institutions such as UCLA, Stanford and Rice. However, Tom always learned more from his pursuit of knowledge in ‘real world’ experiences....

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