McDaniel IV, Lucious
Lucious McDaniel IV
George Kozmetsky Forty Acres Scholarship
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2022
Hometown
Frisco, TX
High School
Dr. Justin Wakeland High School

Legend has it that my first words were "Hook'em Horns" and I would not be surprised if that rang true. I have been a lifelong Longhorn at heart, and I have always dreamed of going to The University of Texas at Austin. Some of my earliest memories revolve around attending Texas football games and looking out at the Austin skyline from Darrell K. Royal Stadium.

Since the beginning of my college career, I have delved deeply into my passion for entrepreneurship. In addition to running my own company, I support fellow entrepreneurs through my involvement with Genesis, the university's first student-run, alumni-backed venture fund. Outside of campus, I have had the opportunity to work at various startups. Most recently, I interned for a graduated Forty Acres Scholar, Katherine Allen, at Flo Recruit in San Francisco over the summer.

When I am not working to build the world's next unicorn, I enjoy deep sea kayaking, skiing, and reading about the newest trends in tech.

Major
Business Honors

Honors Program
Canfield Business Honors

Other Academic Interests
Technology Commercialization and Venture Capital

Extracurricular Activities 
Lead Deal Sourcing Associate  - Genesis Fund, Founder - Phly.co, "Everything Intern" - Flo Recruit (Founded by Katherine Allen) , Campus Recruiter - Forty Acres Scholars Program and Canfield Business Honors Program

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program?
I was drawn to the Forty Acres Scholars Program by the amazing opportunity to be a part of a cohort of diverse candidates with high potential and high aspirations to truly change the world. Additionally, the Forty Acres Scholars Program offered a plethora of opportunities and connections that would have not otherwise been accessible to me in my academic or professional career.

Favorite FASP Memory
My favorite memory with my cohort was staying up until 4 a.m. to stargaze and talk on the last day of Camp Texas. Then we had a full on debate about going to bed or staying up to watch the sunrise. We ended up with about two hours of sleep that day but it was very much worth it.