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NTXRCIC Launches First Technology Pitch Day November 17, 2011 Press Release NTXRCIC Launches First Technology Pitch Day Dallas, TX - The North Texas RCIC hosted their first technology “Pitch Day” event on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The event hosted and sponsored by Microsoft at the Innovation Center in Irving, Texas consisted of four early state technology companies presenting to a crowd of over 45 members from the investment community. Attendees heard pitches from four technology based companies seeking pre-seed dollars through to series B round raises. …

DMN - Richardson nonprofit that helps tech startups seek funds expands its reach Richardson nonprofit that helps tech startups seek funds expands its reach By SHERYL JEAN Staff Writer sjean@dallasnews.com Published: 06 November 2011 09:58 PM A Richardson-based nonprofit set up to identify and funnel young companies to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund for potential investment is expanding its reach. Now, the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization will give entrepreneurs access to more investors and aims to help boost the number of women entrepreneurs. The North Texas RCIC, one of seven such…

TiE Texas Funding Forum - App. Deadline - 10/21/2011 TiE Texas Funding Forum 2011 - November 2nd TiE Houston, TiE Austin, and TiE Dallas proudly present The TiE Texas Funding Forum, an annual event where aspiring entrepreneurs have an opportunity to present business cases to angel investors and venture capitalists and receive funding for their brilliant ideas. This fall, the event will be held in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Executive summaries will be reviewed by a small committee. Finalists will be notified by TiE and those selected will be given the opportunity to make a presentation to a team of Venture…

North Texas RCIC Receives 2011 Momentum Innovation Catalyst Award North Texas RCIC Press Release October 19, 2011 North Texas RCIC Awarded the Innovation Catalyst Award at the 2011 Dallas Regional Momentum Awards Dallas, Texas – The North Texas RCIC was awarded the Innovation Catalyst award at the 2011 Dallas Regional Momentum Awards on October 12, 2011 at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel. The Dallas Regional Chamber hosted over 600 key regional and national corporate and legislative leaders attended for the award luncheon. The Momentum Awards celebrate companies and organizations that have made a positive impact on the economy and honor…

Enrollment Opens for “Ramp-Up Program” for Executives in North Texas The North Texas RCIC, in collaboration with Texas State University RampCorp, is excited to bring The Ramps™ to North Texas. The Ramps™ is a training, coaching and networking program for current and aspiring women entrepreneurs and are providing information on Prince2 training and other business courses. Nationally-recognized guest speakers and panelists, including investors, inventors, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs, will cover every aspect of being a successful entrepreneur as well as growing personal leadership skills essential to excelling as an executive. If you are a woman executive wanted to advance your career or…

NTXRCIC Partners to Launch “The Ramps” North Texas Press Release - September 16, 2011 North Texas RCIC Launches The Ramps™ The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) announces collaboration with Texas State University to provide The Ramps™ training program. Women entrepreneurs will receive coaching from experienced investors, entrepreneurs, inventors and business leaders and have the opportunity to learn about area resources to grow ventures. The Ramp™ training includes both skills training and knowledge training to provide guidance in starting, growing and funding and…

Tech Titan 2011 Awards Honor Entrepreneurship North TX RCIC Press Release Saturday August 27, 2011 Tech Titan 2011 Awards Honor Entrepreneurship Dallas, Texas – The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) presented the 2011 Tech Titans awards on August 26, 2011 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Over 900 guests from the technology community attended. The Tech Titan awards recognize outstanding technology companies and individuals in the North Texas region that have made significant contributions to the technology community. TECH Fort Worth, a nonprofit business incubator and partner of the North…

Vital Art & Science Receives Texas Emerging Technology Investment for Mobile Eye Test Technology Press Release The State of Texas Announces $250,000 TETF Investment in Vital Art and Science Incorporated Dallas – The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) today announced that Vital Art and Science Incorporated (VAS) has received a Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) investment of $250,000 for the commercialization of its proprietary technology, which uses a sophisticated shape discrimination vision test implemented on a low cost handheld electronic platform. VAS’s myVisionTrack™ allows patients with…

North Texas RCIC Continues Vision of Building Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for North Texas Press Release August 1, 2011 North Texas RCIC Continues Vision of Building Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for North Texas As the vetting and marketing arm for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) for the North Texas region, the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) is expanding its offerings to work with entrepreneurs seeking to build scalable, competitive technology businesses for Texas. With the 82nd Legislative session complete, the NTXRCIC will continue to market and vet deal flow for the ETF in hopes of expanding their…

Press Release - North Texas RCIC Hosts Fifth Tech Success North Texas RCIC To Host Fifth Tech Success Dallas, TX - The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) and partner sponsors hosted the fifth Tech Success on June 23rd, 2011 at the Communities Foundation of Texas. The event hosted 220 executives, business leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives from partner universities. Guests participated in an ETF client company business pitch hour, Tech-Networking and a dinner with guest speakers Jeff Clark with TechAmerica, a fireside chat with ETF funded company, Device…

TECH Fort Worth Announces Local Technology Awards TECH Fort Worth Announces Local Technology Awards - May 18, 2011 By Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.net Emerging technology that turns dirty wastewater into reusable fresh water, a visual recognition product that filters inappropriate text messages and a home-based device to monitor disease progression for people afflicted with degenerative eye diseases were all winners at the third annual TECH Fort Worth IMPACT awards announced May 18. The awards – designed to increase awareness about entrepreneurial…

NTAN Hosts Third Annual Angel Investment Educational Forum - November 7, 2011 The North Texas Angel Network (NTAN), Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, is hosting their third annual Angel Investment Educational Forum on November 7, 2011. This full day forum is for entrepreneurs, current angel investors and inventors interested in aligning themselves within the investment community for success. Guest speakers include Robert Okabe from the Angel Research Institute and John Huston, Principle of USPrivate Companies LLC. The North Texas RCIC is a sponsoring organization for…

Life Science Funding Opportunity - J&J COSAT Seed Grant for North Texas January 12, 2012 We had the opportunity to meet with Johnson & Johnson before the holidays and they are very interested in learning about life science technologies in North Texas and in turn providing exposure to the J&J mechanisms of support and funding to companies of interest. Specifically, the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (“COSAT” https://www.jnjcosat.com/AboutCOSAT.aspx) is an umbrella organization within Johnson & Johnson that monitors new…