Current MBA | Graduate Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO)

“Leading and Connecting Through Ideas, Thoughts, and People”

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO) provides a platform for promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit at Texas Christian University, the Neeley School of Business, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Community. We welcome students of all backgrounds and interest levels. GEO members do not have to plan to start a business, they only need the curiosity to learn about Entrepreneurs and explore how they think.

Professional/Skills Development:

  • Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Dinner with an Entrepreneur
  • Networking and Exposure to the DFW Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Resource and Knowledge Sharing – Including Provision of GEO Entrepreneur's Handbook
  • Opportunities to work with Startups (Reviewing Elements of the Business and Providing Feedback)


  • Involvement with “Startup Weekend” in the fall.
  • Entrepreneurially focused speakers.

Executive Board and Representatives

President Matthew Dwork
Vice President Kelsi Teakell
Treasurer Karl Dietterle
Faculty Advisor David Shepherd

Outside of special events, the GEO will regularly meet once per month.  Dates and times will the announced at the fall Student Organization Fair and initial information session.  All meetings held will have a pre-determined agenda.

Membership Eligibility:
MBA, PMBA, and other Graduate Students.

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Organization gives its membership the opportunity to further their personal and career development by working with the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.