Texas State University provides current and future entrepreneurs with a vast source of resources for current students and non-students alike. For current students there are academic programs that they can select at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our non-academic programs, workshops, and seminars are open to the public.
Academic & Non-Credit Programs
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program
The Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) program at Texas State is an integrated effort based on the university’s biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, engineering, engineering technology and business school programs. The MSEC program’s goal is to train graduate scientists and engineers to perform interdisciplinary research while equipping them to emerge as effective entrepreneurial leaders in the advancement of 21st-century global discovery and innovation.
McCoy College of Undergraduate Business Entrepreneurial Concentration
McCoy College of Business offers an Entrepreneurship Concentration in the Management Department. These courses are open to all Texas State students.
Non-Credit ProgramS and Resources
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SBDC provides confidential business counseling services at no charge to our clients. Our business advisors apply their skills and experience to assist you in making better decisions about your small business. For more information click here. Business Plan Template.
Technology Transfer and Contracts
Dr. Venumbaka was named Director, Technology Transfer and Contracts (TTC) with responsibility to protect university intellectual property and transform technology into successful enterprises. For more information click here.
The Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is a 58-acre site that hosts STAR One, Texas State’s first building dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts. For more information click here.
Library resources are available to all entrepreneurs. Non-students must visit the library to access some of these resources.
Community Entrepreneurship Support
Central Texas Organizations
State of Texas - Governor's Office Small Business Information
Texas SBA Texas SBA™, popularly known as Texas Small Business Association™, provides woman minority business certifications, government contracting, business loans, international trade, and other assistance.
City of Austin Small Business City of Austin's Economic Development website has information to assist small business navigate on how to be a small business in the Austin area.
BiG Austin Central Texas' single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling, and flexible loans.
SCORE - Austin Austin SCORE certified Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success.
The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance, and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition into successful, high growth technology businesses.
We are passionate about entrepreneurship. We help entrepreneurs and their teams build successful corporate cultures that contribute to their performance and the communities where they operate.
Deemed as the “go-to” resource for non-profits in Austin, Mission Capital supports local entrepreneurs through professional development workshops and membership programs. Their mission? To “multiply the impact of mission-driven people and organizations” in order to solve complex community problems.
Mass ChallengeIs a non-profit organization on a mission to help startups win without taking equity. They envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. They are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. They also give out over $2M in equity-free cash prizes globally every year – all to help high-impact and high-potential startups win. Latest Startups Latest Newsletter
A local co-working space that also offers education and workshops for entrepreneurs. Press Release March 8 2018 Watch for our joint collaboration: Spring Break Alternative for high school and college students.
Capital Factory is about being part of a community. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas & introduce them to their first investors, mentors & customers.
ATI also collaborates with faculty in academic programs at UT – such as Texas Venture Labs in the Business School and Startup Studio in Engineering – to ensure that our companies have access to the full range of entrepreneurship support at UT Austin. Our network of mentors, advisors, and investors.
“By supporting entrepreneurs, we build community to impact the world”. – Kevin Koym, Founder of Tech Ranch. An entrepreneur connected into a supportive community has a much better chance at succeeding. Tech Ranch is a supportive community to help move you forward.
Other meet up and collaboration spaces
Createscape Coworking (Austin)
Orange Coworking (Austin)
Patchwork Austin (Austin)
Perch Coworking (Austin)
Patchwork Coworking (Austin)
Soma Vida (Austin)
Tech Ranch (Austin)
Urban Co-Lab (Austin)
Vessel Coworking (Austin)
Vuka Collective (Austin)
LiquidSpace (San Marcos)
CoWork Factory (New Braunfels)
Come talk about your startup, ideas, challenges, experiences, etc. Get support, feedback and advice from experienced entrepreneurs. Also, every month we invite an Austin startup to share their experience.
Sponsored by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos Young Professionals is for entrepreneurs that are 40 and younger. They provide opportunities to develop professionally through networking, education, community involvement and economic development.
To apply to be an member of our Entrepreneurial Network, click here.
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