Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Appoints Quoc V. Tran as Entrepreneur in Residence for Fall ‘23

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center (HKEC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Quoc V. Tran (McCombs MBA, 2022) as its new Entrepreneur in Residence. With an extensive background as an entrepreneur and CFO, Quoc brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this vital role.

Quoc V. Tran is a seasoned entrepreneur and founder based in Austin, Texas, where he has made significant contributions to the startup ecosystem. He has established himself as a technical and financial advisor, providing invaluable guidance to small businesses and startups seeking to navigate the complexities of growth and sustainability.

As the CFO of FarBridge, Inc., Quoc is instrumental in managing the financial and operational aspects of a startup dedicated to creating games and immersive experiences. His strategic financial insights have played a crucial role in driving the growth and success of FarBridge, Inc. in the competitive tech landscape.

In addition to his current role, Quoc has a remarkable history of involvement with various startups. One of his notable ventures was the development of a no-code mobile-app creation platform that skyrocketed to an impressive 100 million monthly active users (MAU). At its peak, this platform powered a remarkable 11% of all apps on the iOS App Store, showcasing Quoc’s remarkable acumen in the tech industry.

More recently, Quoc founded SURVIVR, a groundbreaking startup that empowered police trainees to learn critical life-or-death skills in a secure virtual reality environment. Not only did he provide strategic advisory services to SURVIVR, but he also assumed the role of VP of Operations. Ultimately, Quoc led the acquisition process of SURVIVR when the company was purchased by a prominent private equity firm, underlining his capabilities in deal-making and strategic leadership.

With a blend of financial expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and a proven track record of success, Quoc V. Tran is poised to make a significant impact as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center. His invaluable insights and guidance will undoubtedly shape the journeys of aspiring student entrepreneurs and startup teams, further propelling innovation and fostering growth within the vibrant entrepreneurial community at UT Austin.

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center (HKEC) is a hub for students of any background, classification, or field of study at The University of Texas at Austin that aims to ignite the spark of innovation within Longhorns. At the HKEC, we are all about unlocking entrepreneurial potential and guiding students as they explore paths as trailblazing founders or visionary change-makers within established companies

As an EIR, Quoc will be available for student mentorship, academic speaking engagements, pitch competition judging, and more. HKEC eagerly looks forward to the contributions and positive influence that Quoc V. Tran will bring in his capacity as the new Entrepreneur in Residence. Through his mentorship and strategic guidance, the HKEC aims to nurture and empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, solidifying its commitment to fostering innovation and sustainable business practices.

Students can sign up for free startup mentorship with Quoc during open mentorship hours, now currently available.



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