Wednesday night was an exciting evening for young entrepreneurs at the Ice House on Main. On September 27, Startup Aggieland held its annual First Look event in our new downtown venue for mentors, investors, and start-up entrepreneurs to network and share their ideas within the business community.

First Look 2017

First Look is an annual event hosted by Startup Aggieland, which describes itself as “[a] globally-recognized, award-winning, job creation program disguised as a multidisciplinary business incubator and accelerator” (, as a division of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship and Mays Business School.

With the McFerrin Center, Startup Aggieland also hosted First Look in association with Blackstone LaunchPad and together, these institutions created an opportunity for entrepreneurs in the Bryan/College Station area to pitch their ideas and their businesses in a relaxed setting that promotes the good spirit in which networking thrives.

First Look afforded its Aggies more than an opportunity to live out the American Dream as young entrepreneurs–it offered Bryan/College Station professionals a chance to do so in a new setting that reflects the culture and spirit of its community and its university.

Advent GX is honored to have been a part of this event with the university. We are excited to hear what the future brings for its young business community, and look forward to possible partnerships in the future.

For more information about First Look or Startup Aggieland, please visit their website listed above. To learn more about Ice House on Main or Advent GX, please visit our website or shoot us an email at