On being named a 2019 Aggie 100 company! We hope the evening allowed you to look back and reflect on all that you have achieved as an entrepreneur and Aggie leader. Don't let the celebration end with Friday evening. Below are a collection of resources that will help to serve you as you promote your company's Aggie 100 ranking, including an example press release, Aggie 100 logos, and more.
If we can help you in your entrepreneurial endeavors please don't hesitate to contact us.
-McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
Helpful Reference Information
When referring to Aggie 100 please be sure to use the following language:
- Do not refer to it as "the Aggie 100 Program"
- Avoid referring to Aggie 100 as "the Aggie 100"
- Do refer to this year as "the 2019 Aggie 100"
- When referring to your company, "My Company, Inc. was recently named a 2019 Aggie 100 Company"
- When referring to an owner/founder/leader, "Jane Doe was named a 2019 Aggie 100 Honoree"
If you have any questions please contact us at Aggie100@mays.tamu.edu.
Aggie 100 honors the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or -led businesses in the world. In addition, it provides a network of leaders who inspire the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs. Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. While there are many ways to define business success, Aggie 100 uses growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance, and entrepreneurial vision. Nominated companies are ranked by percentage of compound annual growth in sales or revenues (net of returns), over a three-year period.
Nominees are required to provide detailed company information to PKF Texas who then evaluate and rank the nominees based on these requirements. The 100 fastest growing organizations, or Aggie 100 Honorees, are recognized each Fall during an invitation only awards dinner and reception.
In addition to growth and leadership criteria, companies named to Aggie 100 must operate in a manner consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor and the values of Texas A&M University.
Aggie 100 has grown significantly from its inception in 2005 and is now being emulated by a number of other top universities, including Louisiana State University, the University of Georgia, Florida State University, the University of Houston, and others.
Aggie 100 was created by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship which serves as the hub for entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. Our goal is to enhance entrepreneurial student education by providing training, networking, and assistance to enterprising students, faculty and alumni. With the support of our volunteer network, corporate supporters, faculty, and staff,the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship has been able to provide business start up acceleration, competitive opportunities, work experiences, and financial support to aspiring entrepreneurs in the Aggie community and across the world. The McFerrin Center provides a number of unqiue benefits to students, staff, and faculty at Texas A&M University including:
- Emphasis on experiential and applied learning opportunities
- Esteemed faculty, specifically in the field of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Our faculty members have received international recognition in research and teaching.
- Active involvement of corporate and private supporters who contribute to student growth and development by serving as judges, guest speakers, mentors and donors.