UTSA's office of Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) is an interdisciplinary innovation center providing all colleges within UTSA and the surrounding community with a collaborative working environment in which to explore idea commercialization. As such, SIE helps to create a pipeline for UTSA faculty, students and the surrounding business community to develop and launch new technology ventures by providing education, experience, mentoring and access to Makerspace resources.

Our Mission:

We provide space—both physical and mental—to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among all UTSA students, faculty and the San Antonio community through education, real-world experiences, resources, and support to create new ventures, serving as a catalyst for progress in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our Driving Vision:

  • Create an innovative, educational environment that recruits the most talented young entrepreneurs to immerse in real-world problem solving
  • Be the best source of talent for venture creation and retention in the San Antonio startup community
  • Develop the brightest and most capable individuals who understand at a fundamental level how to translate market needs into wealth creation
  • Create a funded pipeline of new startup ventures for South Texas

Director's Message

Welcome to the Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at UTSA. Our mission is to help spark the entrepreneurial spirit across all UTSA colleges, and by extension, throughout San Antonio and South Texas.

SIE is tasked with helping nascent as well as more seasoned entrepreneurs accelerate their understanding of the commercialization process and bring their ideas into reality. 

Whether they pursue the commercialization of an idea, launch a startup or choose to work for one of the many world-class companies that hire UTSA graduates, we aim to introduce students to entrepreneurial thinking which they can use to plan their careers and, ultimately, even their lives. 

Randy Quinn
Executive Director