NetNearU Honored at the 9th Annual Aggie 100

Recognizing the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Managed Companies in the World

College Station, Texas – November 5, 2013 – Texas A&M University recognized NetNearU Corp of Bryan, Texas as a member of the 2013 Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. NetNearU was ranked #46 with a compound annual growth rate of 54.39% from 2010 through 2012. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University's Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders. 

NetNearU helps strategic partners including Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Marine Corps Community Services, American Warrior Network, AAFES, Sprint and many others to deploy and manage public Wi-Fi locations, driving incremental revenue and reducing churn. As one of the industry’s first managed services providers for public Wi-Fi in North America, NetNearU today operates more than 50,000 sites for these partners worldwide. 

We established our business right here in Bryan/College Station more than 16 years ago and have employed many alumni from Texas A&M University. That includes four members of our leadership team, each of whom have been with the company for more than a decade.
Cody Catalena, NetNearU co-founder and CEO

The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized at a formal luncheon in the Zone Club on the Texas A&M University campus, Friday, October 25, 2013. More than 700 honorees, families, employees, faculty, administrators, and well-wishers were in attendance to celebrate their success. Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, President of Texas A&M University, introduced the event’s keynote presenter, R.C. Slocum, Special Advisor to the President, who addressed the honorees on topics of dedication, leadership, and commitment. 

"Our Aggie 100 honorees demonstrate that the character and traditions developed at our great university continue to play a significant role in their success across industries and generations," said Dr. Richard Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. "Aggie leaders have proven time and time again that no matter the situation, solid business ideas, strong character, tenacity, and hard work pay off." 

NetNearU is now Viasat Managed Wi-Fi Services.

The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at

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