Texas DECA’s EPIC Day with Mark Cuban

This past month, Texas DECA members had the opportunity to meet with Shark Tank’s ruthless star, Mark Cuban, at the North Texas Commissions 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon.

This amazing opportunity was a part of essay contest with the North Texas Commission on the topic of innovation in the community.

In addition to meeting Mark Cuban, Texas DECA members had the opportunity to network with industry leaders from companies like Reliant Energy, AT&T and countless more.

The number one thing that amazed me the most was that many of the industry leaders we met were former DECA members, truly proving the level in which DECA prepares its members for the “real world.”

Marks Cuban’s keynote speech, entitled “Beyond the Pitch,” was a perfect session for the next generation of leaders and current leaders alike to witness. One the most important topics that Cuban highlighted was how he is not in the sports business, but rather he is in the business of creating memories for every person that attends a Dallas Mavericks game.

He also highlighted the importance of “putting yourself out there” as a young entrepreneur.

This experience served as a great example of the incredible opportunities available to DECA members. This experience would not have been possible without the help of former Collegiate DECA executive officer Holly Norris and the entire North Texas Commission staff.

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