Startup Aggieland Breathes Life Into Mays Undergrad’s Childhood Dream

Dayana-Hansley-Motley-ToolBy Dorian Martin, Mays Business School

Dayana Hansley ’18 had an eventful freshman year. She struggled in her engineering classes during the first semester. At the same time, the Abilene native and her team took first place in the 2014 Aggies Invent competition, a 48-hour engineering innovation competition.

The combination of these two occurrences altered Hansley’s trajectory in both college and in life. She changed her major in order to earn a university studies business degree with minors in leadership studies and communications. The winner of Aggies Invent also transferred to Mays Business School’s Startup Aggieland, where she gained guidance in entrepreneurship and the resources to figure out how to bring her team’s invention, the Motley Tool, to the marketplace.

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