Incubator For innovation and impact's unique Location
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Impact, located on the Concordia University Texas campus in Northwest Austin, provides space to community entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs, and corporate intra-preneurs.
"’We're located in Northwest Austin and all the incubators are downtown or in South Austin or East Austin,” she said. “But in talking to entrepreneurs in the Northwest Austin area, I realized there’s a unique group up here. They they tend to be a little older, maybe they’re on their second or third startup, and they often work from home so they don’t have to commute downtown. But they were very interested in the resources that an incubator could offer. So I said, ‘OK, let’s do it ourselves in Northwest Austin.’ ”
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016, Concordia is an award-winning institution of higher education, offering undergraduate, graduate and an adult degree program for adult students. “One of Concordia’s strategic priorities is to partner deeply with our community,” said Donald Christian, Concordia president and CEO. “Partnering with Tech Ranch in this new venture allows our university to take advantage of the strength of Tech Ranch’s brand in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, and promote Concordia’s mission of developing leaders in new and exciting ways.”