By The Numbers

Since the inception of the CIC in 2013 with funding from an EDA University Center Grant, the staff and VCOBE faculty have been hard at work ensuring that this new initiative succeeds in transforming the Rio Grande Valley. The efforts set forth by the CIC have provided the region with opportunities that would otherwise would not have been possible. The achievements of the CIC thus far include the following:

  • Start-up business projects: 42
    • Business models: 37
    • Business plans: 37
  • Student Teams: 210 students
    • MBA Students: 82
    • Undergraduates: 103
  • Jobs created: 10
  • Intellectual property: 3 patent applications