Meet Blake & Brandon Shirk of SOVA Hospitality

Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 AM

Lake Walk Innovation Center, 3891 S. Traditions Dr., Bryan, 77807

Mays Business School grads Brandon and Blake Shirk are global entrepreneurs who opened SOVA Hospitality in 2021. Their Deep Ellum hotel caters to digital nomads. SOVA was backed by former student entrepreneurs from Texas A&M University's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. Brandon and Blake will be interviewed by Spencer Clements, developer of The Stella Hotel in TX and The Josie Hotel in B.C.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

As student entrepreneurs, Brandon and Blake Shirk began the launch of their boutique social hotel concept by conducting research into event-oriented accommodations for digital nomads. The twin Finance graduates of Mays Business School later collaborated with former members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization at Texas A&M University who had graduated from Mays to become successful investors in New York and Dallas. On Oct. 29, 2020, SOVA Hospitality was launched. The renovated property in Deep Ellum was formally opened in 0ct. 2021. Brandon and Blake raised the funding, sourced materials internationally and completed construction during a global pandemic with worldwide supply chain issues. 

Learn how the brothers successfully launched SOVA Hospitality from a college startup during our informal fireside chat. Free to attend for 18 and older. Free beverages and free parking. 

They will be interviewed at Lake Walk Innovation Center by Spencer Clements, developer of The Stella Hotel, The Josie Hotel and Traditions Club, among other real estate properties.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 AM – 1:30 AM UTC


  • Shelly Brenckman

    Startup Grind - Aggieland Chapter

    Chapter Director

  • David Smith


  • Spencer Clements

    Team Member

  • Lauren Smith


    Team Member

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