(DALLAS, TX) September 14, 2021 – Eric Aaberg, Student Director of Esports at The University of Texas at Dallas, was named in the Dallas Business Journal’s NTX INNO 25 Under 25 for innovating young individuals in the Dallas Fort-Worth Area. Read the entire article here.
Whether taking an idea into the development stage or already working on the next new startup, student entrepreneurs from across North Texas are coming up with the tools, technologies and innovations that have the potential to drive the future.
To highlight the young entrepreneurs and techies from across the region, from those still juggling college classed to others running fully-fledged startups, NTX Inno has compiled a list of some of the most promising and accomplished innovators poised to shape the local ecosystem and beyond.
Last year’s list included inventors as young as 13, founders, counterterrorism researchers and a business development director at local VC firm RevTech Ventures. This year’s showcases local innovators working on ventures ranging from launching rockets to using tech to help others hear again, as well as others using their entrepreneurial drive to help build the community up alongside them.
So, let’s meet the newest additions to NTX Inno’s Under 25 stars.
Those on the list were chosen based on nominations and Inno’s editorial selection process.
Eric Aaberg, 21, student director of esports at UT Dallas
Eric Aaberg has taken a passion for content creation and esports to build a brand for himself and build a community of others to help them hone their skills. When Aaberg started classes at UT Dallas in 2018, he was one of the first to sign up to help launch an esports program on campus. As the university’s 14th athletic team, Aaberg has helped it grow its marketing and communications on social media, bringing its following into the thousands. The program now has a staff of about 15 and around 30 volunteers. Also, on campus, Aaberg has helped launch a content career program that has helped close to 100 students figure out how to turn their personal brand into a business. He’s also managed to do that for himself. Going by Erictigerawr, Aaberg marketing, photography and content creation business. He also joined Dallas esports and entertainment company Envy Gaming in June as its new social media coordinator intern, where he primarily works on the company’s TikTok channel.