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Alderson & Griffin Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship

Connecting family business leaders and entrepreneurs to the Texas Tech community.

Made possible by an endowment from two prominent entrepreneurial families, David and Lisa Alderson, and Texas Tech Regent Mark Griffin and his wife Claudia, the Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship provides innovative networking opportunities, insightful educational forums and discussions, and relevant academic programs and applied research. The center's community is made up of a wide range of entrepreneurs including emerging leaders, successors, senior generations, students, and key nonfamily executives. By creating partnerships with Texas Tech entrepreneurship programs including think tanks and incubators, the center plays a vital role in engineering a new class of entrepreneurs who will form the family businesses of the future.

Strategic Initiatives

Community Outreach

  • Speaker series with family business experts and thought leaders
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Peer group support with business advisors and annual memberships
  • Skill-building forums and workshops

Academics & Research

  • New undergraduate certificate in Family Enterprise
  • Internships, strategic projects, and job placement within family businesses and start-ups
  • Outstanding faculty committed to family business and entrepreneurship
  • Research to advance the critical needs of family business

Leadership & Opportunity

  • Leadership training and succession planning
  • Family business mentors and advisors
  • Family Business Awards
  • Partnership with TTU Innovation Hub and Institute for Leadership Research