vpornTexas is the best place to start and scale your company. If you would like to see the research behind this, please read "The Case for Texas" by Christy Cardenas, the Managing Partner for Ecliptic Capital.You can download a copy here.

For all of your Texas startup and technology news, opinions and events in the Lone Star State, I recommend you sign up for the Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter by Marc Nathan. It is a must-read to keep you up to date. Sign up here.


COVID-19 / CARES Act Resources

MyCaresAct.com - All the information you need to navigate the Cares Act in one convenient location.

The Texas Strike Force procurement website for COVID-19 related emergency information here.

There are SBIR grant opportunities for small businesses with the capability to conduct COVID-19 R&D. This is a unique opportunity for companies to apply for “Direct to Phase 2” funding of up to $1M per company, with no matching funding requirements. Apply here.

Accenture: Managing the human and business impact of coronavirus

Morningstar Outlook: Long-term Economic Impact Forecast

S&P Global Report: Coronavirus Economic and Credit Market Implications

Greater Houston Partnership: Coronavirus Business Resources

Greater Houston Partnership: Essential Businesses: Become a 'Work Safe' Company

Greater Houston Partnership: COVID-19 Business Forum Webinars

CDC: Guidelines for critical infrastructure workers exposed to COVID-19

UH: Houston Resource Book

US Treasury: Paycheck Protection Program

US Chamber: Guide to Federal stimulus financial aid programs

US Chamber: Coronavirus emergency loans

US Chamber: COVID-19 Response Toolkit

US Chamber: Coronavirus best practices for small businesses

US Chamber: Guide to Federal stimulus financial aid programs

US Chamber: Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans

US Chamber: Strategies for retaining customers

US Chamber: Coronavirus emergency loans

US Chamber: Coronavirus workplace tips for employees

US Chamber: Resources to assist small businesses

Office of Texas Governor: Business resources

US Department of Labor: Coronavirus resource page

Harris County: Disaster recovery resources

World Health Organization: COVID-19 updates

SBA: 3 step process for disaster loans

SBA: Upcoming webinars

SCORE: Coronavirus small business hub


Texas Startupshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/startups.texas/

Austin Startups https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinstartups/

El Paso Startups https://www.facebook.com/groups/887067527978967/

Houston Startups https://www.facebook.com/groups/houstonstartups/

San Antonio Startups https://www.facebook.com/groups/480508775316731/

Dallas / Fort Worth Startups https://www.facebook.com/groups/DFWStartUp/

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Texas Accelerators and Co-working

Accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces.


Texas Funding

List of the Texas angel groups, venture capital,and private equity firms.


Texas Universities and Colleges

Universities in Austin and around Texas contributing to the innovation ecosystem.


Texas Corporations

Corporations in the Lone Star state contributing to the innovation ecosystem.


Texas Folks to Know

List of folks to know in the Texas innovation ecosystem.


Startup Market Research

Startups directories and market research links to help you find your ideal customer.


Tools and Templates

Startup tools and templates.



Coffee shops, events, and youth entrepreneurship links in Austin.


Useful Vendors

A growing list of relevant companies to help your startup grow.



Ecosystem maps and books and more oh my!

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Innovation, startup, and entrepreneur related infographics.



Innovation and startup videos.