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Upcoming Events

For more information email Sara.Light@texasexes.org 

LBN Coffee in Austin 

May 14, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m. 

Second Tuesday of every month. Join Longhorn business owners for come-and-go-coffee.

Location: Fast Friends Beer Co. 

Address:  7313 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78744




Past Events


LBN Coffee Talk: The Business of Art featuring Longhorn entrepreneurs and artists Gay Gaddis and Manik Raj Nakra.  

April 9, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m. 

Location: Easy Tiger at The Linc

Address: 6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #1100 Austin, TX 78752

Register: Longhorn Coffee Talk: The Business of Art Tickets, Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite


Texas Exes Career Day

January 23, 2024, 5-7 p.m.

For more information email Sara.Light@texasexes.org 


LBN Lunch with Forty Acres Scholars

October 27, 2023, 11:45a.m.-1:15 p.m. 

For more information email Sara.Light@texasexes.org 


Longhorn 100 Kickoff with Longhorn Business Members 

September 27, 2023, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 
The Legends Room at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center 
Registration closed.

Join Longhorn 100 winners and Longhorn Business Members for a happy hour and open mic with some of the fastest-growing Longhorn-run companies.


Unleashing LinkedIn: Creating Digital Influence and Supercharging Your Opportunities With StandOut Authority 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 
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Are you a business owner trying to get new opportunities online but can’t seem to stand out? In a world where our digital footprint is often our first impression, the only way to stand out as a business owner is to have a strong personal brand and LinkedIn presence. Join the Longhorn Business Network in this session to discover how to turn your digital presence into a magnet for success with Rachel and Joshua B. Lee, Co-Owners of Standout Authority. 

With nearly a billion members across 200+ countries, LinkedIn is an unrivaled hub for talent recruitment, personal and corporate branding, and new profitable business opportunities. You need to harness this power to craft a compelling personal brand and attract a vibrant network that makes a lasting impact and grows your business. 

In this session, we'll explore: 

  • The power of the 'Human Algorithm': Discover the secret to cultivating meaningful human connections and building a persuasive digital authority that attracts clients. 
  • LinkedIn Uncovered: Why this platform is the ultimate social media hub for business owners like yourself  
  • Your 4-Step LinkedIn Success Plan: Simple, actionable strategies to amplify your influence and attract a wealth of opportunities for your business on LinkedIn instantly. 


Antone’s Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 3

Members joined us for a Longhorn Business Network happy hour at Antone’s Nightclub in Downtown Austin. Members networked with fellow Longhorn business owners in the private upstairs event space at Antone’s, which is co-owned by Longhorn Will Bridges, MBA ’11.


Restore Hyper Wellness: Purpose Driven Entrepreneurship

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
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The February Longhorn Business Network event featured a conversation with the Longhorns who run Restore Hyper Wellness: Jim Donnelly, CEO and Founder, and David Fossas, CMO.

Restore Hyper Wellness is the award-winning industry leader and creator of an innovative new category of care—Hyper Wellness. Restore provides whole body and localized cryotherapy, IV drip therapy, infrared saunas, and more. Founded in 2015, the company is now on the brink of opening their 200th store across 41 states with plans of having 500 stores by 2024. It has been ranked within the top 100 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.


Scaling Up: How the Longhorns Behind Tiff’s Treats Built a Cookie Empire

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 
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The November Longhorn Business Network Event featured a conversation with Tiffany and Leon Chen about Texas’ favorite cookie empire: Tiff’s Treats. From the company’s humble beginnings in a college apartment at The University of Texas at Austin to how they developed a unique business model, secured funding, hired the right people, created fanatics, and more, the Chens will cover the successes and failures they’ve experienced while building and scaling Tiff’s Treats.

Meet the Speakers: Tiffany and Leon Chen
Tiffany and Leon Chen started Tiff’s Treats in 1999 as 19-year-old sophomores at UT Austin. They started with $20, a cell phone, and a dream, and over the past 20+ years have grown the business to 75 retail distribution locations (and counting) employing more than 1,700 employees, with a valuation over $500 Million. Tiffany and Leon both graduated from UT in 2001 and live in Austin with their boy/girl twins. In addition to running Tiff's Treats, they often keynote at events such as SXSW and for companies like Southwest Airlines and Dell Technologies. They've been chosen as Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and are also investors in dozens of other companies in addition to supporting local nonprofits such as Foster Angels of Central Texas, The Andy Roddick Foundation, and the ConnorMan Foundation.


NIL: Opportunity Knocks  

Exploring the exciting potential for partnerships between Longhorn-owned businesses and student-athletes 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
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Dive into how the NCAA’s Name Image Likeness policy has created opportunities for brands and student-athletes, alike! Hear from industry experts on how to grow your brand and reach new customers through NIL partnerships while creating a lasting impact in the lives of student-athletes. Panelists were: 

Elaine Garza 
BJ ’94, Life Member
Principal, Giant Noise

Derrick Johnson 
BS ’20, Life Member
Founder, Defend the Dream Foundation
Former Texas Longhorn and Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker

Juliann Faucette Johnson
BS '11, Life Member
Former Texas Volleyball Player, 2020 UT Hall of Honor Inductee, 3X All-American, 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year

Nick Shuley
Founder, Clark Field Collective

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