Lena Banks, G51 Venture Scholar and Concordia University Texas MBA, has used her experience to enhance her career as a SMB consultant. Banks graduated from the program in the fall of 2018 and says that this program ignited and validated her entrepreneurship passion.

Lena Banks - G51 Venture Scholar - Entrepreneurship

As a G51 scholar, Banks learned key characteristics such as venture investing and due diligence. She says that for students like her, G51 is helping visionaries achieve “big things.” The program provides opportunity for students from all different backgrounds, helping them gain business knowledge and skills through independent research, pitching and feedback from industry experts. Sessions are both fall and spring.  Students apply and are selected to enroll in the course. Banks says that the program opened doors to leaders, innovators, and investors. This helps to enable human prosperity and accelerate innovation.

The G51 Venture Scholar program draws outstanding MBA student participants from across the country.  Deal reviews occur on Concordia’s campus with students from other campuses such as UT-Austin (McCombs), Baylor, Duke, UVA, MIT, Harvard, Stanford and others dialing into calls or attending in person.

Banks says, “I am so appreciative of the time the entire G51 team spent to guide and encourage me throughout the program, and would highly recommend it to any MBA seeking to expand understanding of how venture capital firms work.”

The G51 Venture Scholars program is a semester-long internship for MBA students and undergraduate students looking for experience in deal flow, startups and entrepreneurship. Spring and fall sessions are dedicated to current MBA students, and summer sessions are dedicated to undergraduates.  For more information, contact Brigitte Johannessen, Director of Universities at G51 Amplify LLC [email protected]  or check out  http://www.g51edu.com.


IncubatorCTX helps startups and early stage companies grown and succeed.  Our goal is to promote innovation and impact in Northwest Austin along the HWY 620 corridor.  We are located on the campus of Concordia University amidst 400 acres of Hill country preserve.

Incubator CTX members have 24/7 access to vibrant co-working space alongside other entrepreneurs.  IncubatorCTX is much more than a co-working space; our members also benefit from a network of mentors, entrepreneurial programming, classes, events, and access to faculty and student workers.

Written by Kinsley Fisher


For more information or to become a member, please go to https://incubatorctx.com/ or to learn more about Concordia University Texas go to: www.concordia.edu