Returning Serial Entrepreneur Inspires Future Entrepreneurs at the College of Business

Venture College, the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business' hub for entrepreneurship, start-ups, and innovation, hosted Lea Ellermeier, CEO of BRIUS Technologies and esteemed serial entrepreneur.

Held via Zoom on February 28, 2024, the seminar provided students with invaluable insights into entrepreneurship and navigating the competitive landscape of the health tech industry.

During the event, Ellermeier engaged in a candid discussion with Jacob Pouttu, Venture College Coordinator, and over sixty enthusiastic students. Topics ranged from overcoming adversity and building confidence to dealing with failure and making a mark in competitive industries. Ellermeier emphasized the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in achieving success, not only in business but also in personal and professional endeavors.

The seminar resonated deeply with the university’s mission of transforming lives and preparing students for success in an ever-evolving business world as well as underscored Venture College’s commitment to equipping students with the skills and mindset necessary to thrive in their chosen paths.

Reflecting on the seminar, Pouttu said, “Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business – it is a state of mind. Mrs. Ellermeier’s seminar exemplifies the spirit of perseverance, innovation, and leadership that we aim to instill in our students.”

Ellermeier commended Venture College for its dedication to fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing future leaders. “Venture College is bringing entrepreneurship to the forefront at A&M-Commerce,” she stated. “It is rewarding to give back to the next generation and empower them with the knowledge that challenges can be transformed into opportunities.”

The College of Business continues to prioritize initiatives that inspire and prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives. Through events such as Venture College's seminar, the college remains committed to its mission of transforming lives and shaping future leaders.