East Texas Entrepreneurship Center

Improving Economies Improves Lives


The East Texas Entrepreneurship Center’s primary mission is to improve economic development through robust entrepreneurship and innovation programs. We promote the simple philosophy that “Improving Economies Improve Lives.”    

Our targeted areas are economic development, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and business research and analysis. We support all disciplines at UT Tyler as well as entrepreneurs and innovators outside
the university. We offer cross disciplinary academic and entrepreneurial programs and the industry expertise necessary to bring new product ideas to the marketplace. Additionally, we actively seek opportunities that will create and strengthen existing and emerging innovation clusters. Our developing business incubator will provide mentoring and funding opportunities that will be the first of its kind in the region. It will provide much sought-after help en-suring viable new ventures accelerate and scale more quickly.