For over 35 years, the Texas Research Technology Foundation (TRTF) has been successfully promoting and developing emerging technologies and the life science industry in the San Antonio area. In that time, it has established strong relationships within and become an integral part of the innovation ecosystem. In 2017, TRTF purchased the five-acre Merchant Ice complex which is located near Ft. Sam Houston. The Merchant Ice complex is being developed as an innovation center and includes its VelocityTX incubator and accelerator with a focus on the life sciences, biotech, military medicine and disruptive technologies.
Our Mission: “The Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF) and VelocityTX are San Antonio’s champions for driving economic development in and around emerging technologies. We fund and develop innovative ventures, building San Antonio’s bioscience and technology economy”
As a leading economic development organization, VelocityTX strongly supports the long-term community goal of supporting commercialization, strengthening and supporting our military missions and promoting entrepreneurial development as a key economic strategy.
VelocityTX at its core is an innovation hub where entrepreneurs and those who are interested in startups can access the resources they need – capital, mentors, investment opportunities, subject matter experts and CONNECTION to the San Antonio Ecosystem.
VelocityTX stimulates company research, development, and formation; encourages economic development and attract companies in the high-tech, life sciences and biotech industries; improves and diversifies the economy; creates high-paying and high-tech jobs; and leverages life science, high-technology and biotech assets within the city of San Antonio and across the region. Meet The Team
VelocityTX creates partnerships that thrive on innovation, programs designed to grow your vision and keeps you updated on local industry news, networking events and larger community events.
Join VelocityTX as a life science network, made of key stakeholders, universities, research institutions, government agencies and the private sector. Harnessing these assets to accelerate the expansion of enterprises is critical to San Antonio’s economic future. Meet Our Partners
We invite you to be our Partner in Innovation as we bring life-saving innovations to market with us by supporting our incubator and accelerator programs. Our talented staff provides training, coaching, mentoring, commercialization, financing, and networking support to innovation-based, high-growth life science and emerging technology companies. We foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise through effective events and initiatives. Meet Our Donors
VelocityTX is focused on innovators prepared to disrupt the market. Let’s determine your stage of development, and we’ll get you in the right program to move you forward.
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