Who We Are Now

Centrally located in the City of Weslaco, The Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC) is transforming the Rio Grande Valley by serving as the regional entrepreneurial hub for both the Lower and Upper Valley. By providing the necessary resources and support systems to our community, the CIC is committed in helping our regional entrepreneurs create successful “scalable enterprises” that have the potential to reach national and/or international markets.

Serving a historically underserved community, the CIC is working diligently to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that cultivates the formation of such enterprises, and provides the resources to make it unnecessary for new venture candidates with scalable projects to leave the region looking for support of various kinds (e.g., technical, entrepreneurial, financial). This 21st century approach will ensure that the Rio Grande Valley is properly developed for the future jobs of tomorrow.

Learn How to Pitch and Get Funded at the UTRGV CIC and the Rio Grande Valley Angel Network (RGVAN) Pitch Academy October 21-24th

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