News & Updates May 2024

AGX Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration

We recently enjoyed gathering with friends and family to celebrate 20 years of the projects, events, and accomplishments of AdventGX service to communities and entrepreneurs. The kick-off celebration was held on April 17th at Grand Stafford Theater in Historic Downtown Bryan, Texas where Jose and Joan reminisced, sharing stories and visiting with the many friends and colleagues who joined the celebration. On display were artifacts from many AdventGX projects such as Project7 in Van Horn, Texas, SEAD Gallery and Bookshop, Evening on 26th Street, and Ice House on Main. More reminiscing is to come throughout the year during our regular events and at the 2024 Town & Gown Celebration happening November 21, 2024 at Ice House on Main. Save the date and stay tuned for more details to come!

Jose Quintana speaks at Texas Tech Innovation Hub

On April 19th, Jose was invited to speak at Texas Tech University Professor Jeff Mustin’s course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Jose was a panelist alongside Jeff Horn and Larry Allen. The trio answered questions from Texas Tech University students and provided feedback on their final entrepreneurial project presentations. The panel discussion was held at The Texas Tech Innovation Hub at Research Park where regional innovators and entrepreneurs go to receive startup support.

Developers Cartel Features Google’s Bruno Rodriguez

At our most recent Software Developers Cartel we had the privilege of hearing from Google AI Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez, who presented “The Gemini Era at Google Cloud-An Overview of the Vertically Integrated ML Stack”. Bruno provided insight on Google’s current approach to the use of AI and how it has contributed to business and development productivity across various platforms.

Jose Quintana Shares Wisdom and Insights with TAMU Fraternity Leaders

In April, Jose was invited to speak to the Texas A&M Interfraternity Council, a governing council of 17 fraternities that seeks to develop the next generation of Aggie leaders. Jose shared stories and reflected on leadership lessons learned throughout his professional life. The talk was held at Grand Stafford Theater as part of the Texas A&M’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) LEAD program, a series of leadership development events for selected members of each fraternity.

IU Records Launches Lindsey Fish with her First Full Concert

Over the past year, the IU Records team worked closely with singer-songwriter Lindsey Fish who recently graduated from Texas A&M. AdventGX Director of Music and Cultural Programs and IU Records lead Rob Hitchcock worked directly with Lindsey to record multiple songs in our downtown sound recording studio. In addition to receiving support with business planning and recording, IU Records and Grand Stafford Theater worked with Lindsey to produce her first concert with a full band. The concert was performed at Grand Stafford Theater for an audience of friends, family, and other Bryan-College Station locals where she sang her two new singles “Wednesday” and “On Your Porch” for the first time.

The Innovation Underground Welcomes New Members

Recently the Innovation Underground welcomed four new members into the business incubator and we are excited to introduce them. 

Christi Malvezzi is the founder of CDM Sports Management serving and representing talented US soccer players seeking opportunities to enter Europe’s professional leagues.

Sina Ghashghaei established Tuurny Automation Solutions, a cryptocurrency solutions company that creates systems for crypto mining and related technologies. 

Finally, Josiah Coad is the founder MyMarky Inc., a social media content generator that helps customers customize their brand messaging in a way that helps their business grow.