Concordia University Texas and Tech Ranch, an Austin startup accelerator, have partnered to build the Incubator for Innovation and Impact, scheduled to open in spring 2017.
Located in Four Points at Concordia at 11400 Concordia University Dr., the Incubator for Innovation and Impact will enrich the community with its accessible ecosystem that amplifies an entrepreneur’s resources, opportunities and impact.
“One of Concordia’s strategic priorities is to partner deeply with our community,” said Donald Christian, Concordia president and CEO. “Partnering with Tech Ranch in this new venture allows our university to take advantage of the strength of Tech Ranch’s brand in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, and promote Concordia’s mission of developing leaders in new and exciting ways.”
The Incubator’s framework will enable entrepreneurs to discover and execute business practices that positively impact local and global communities. In addition to the outstanding and valuable programming and networking provided by Tech Ranch, the Incubator will connect entrepreneurs with professors’ invaluable insights, student support and mentors. Members will also receive exclusive benefits including co-working space, access to VIP events, classes, video recording and production, snacks, printing, discounted event space and free parking.
Tech Ranch CEO, Kevin Koym, sees the Incubator as a way to expand its network around the world while building deeper and global relationships within the Austin community.
“Working with Concordia gives our Austin partners, including students, access to the world. I am excited that the partnership with Concordia provides access to an untapped and fresh talent pool that can provide a new perspective not historically tied to the Austin startup community, creating a new opportunity for growth and impact,” said Koym.
Concordia recognizes the Incubator’s ability to enhance the education of its students by providing real-world application to concepts learned in the classroom. Access to lectures from angel investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other prominent individuals from the startup community, along with hands on project opportunities, will open doors for students and entrepreneurs to find their true vocation and meaningful work.
Tech Ranch Austin is an Austin startup accelerator that focuses on the entrepreneur, building global bridges, and is committed to impacting the world through entrepreneurs. Tech Ranch Austin has assisted and influenced over 5,700 entrepreneurs and launched of over 750 solutions across 38 countries.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016, Concordia is an award-winning institution of higher education, offering undergraduate, graduate and an adult degree program for adult students.
For more information about the new Incubator for Innovation and Impact, go to www.incubatorctx.com