The Alliance for HIgher Education (AHE) - formerly operating under the dba North Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization (North Texas RCIC) - serves the entrepreneurial community through creating opportunities to raise capital for technology based start-up ventures. We connect companies and entrepreneurs with valuable resources to build scalable businesses that will be the competitive companies of tomorrow.

Since 2005, we have built a network of academic, government, industry and volunteer partners that have the desire and expertise to provide mentoring, introductions to capital, research resources, as well as business connections. Our passion is to see entrepreneurs succeed.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, university, or service provider, the AHE is a one-stop shop for start-up ventures. We are committed to growing a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem for North Texas. We invite you to visit with us to get plugged-in.


To accelerate the growth of the North Texas technology-based economy by identifying, educating and connecting entrepreneurs, investors, universities, government agencies and businesses.


To establish North Texas as a premier center of technology, commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship.


Our team will work diligently to create a valuable impact on the entrepreneurial community of North Texas through identifying, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs to valuable resources. We will conduct business with strong values and honest dedication to the entrepreneurs we serve.