(June 21, 2012) -- The Startech Foundation is accepting applications from innovation startups in South Texas for funding by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 24.
Created by the State of Texas, the nationally recognized Texas Emerging Technology Fund provides early-stage seed funding for technology startups, university faculty and others that have an emerging technology that may be ready for commercialization. The foundation is the host of the South Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (STRCIC).
"The State of Texas has about $50 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to invest in Texas innovation startups in the next 15 months," said Jim Poage, president and CEO of Startech. "Companies with university collaboration should apply in a timely manner to receive the vital funding that is necessary to enter a market. With almost $43 million already invested in South Texas, several companies and universities have already taken advantage of the available funding from the ETF, and more should do the same."
In addition to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Startech works with clients, coaching them on how to access a wide variety of funding sources including Angel Investors, Federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, venture capital and many more.
>> For more information and to apply for funding, contact Erica Amaya at 210-458-2713.
Startech Foundation is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) Texas corporation with the mission to inspire technology innovation and commercialization, create technology companies and grow them into viable businesses in the South Texas economy. Startech offers venture innovation, investment and collaborative services for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, service providers and partners interested in innovation and commercialization.
Startech works closely with several funding sources including the South Texas Angel Network, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Venture Capital, SBIR and STTR grants, and Microsoft BizSpark, among others. From 2003 to 2011, Startech portfolio clients raised more than $261 million in external financing.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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