The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), an interdisciplinary center in the Colleges of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), was established in 2006 to create a pipeline for UTSA faculty, students and surrounding business community to develop new technology ventures.
Through a process of education, experiences, resources and support, CITE is focused on fostering the growth of new technology-based ventures. Education focused on disseminating the basic building blocks of entrepreneurial activity through classes and short courses. Through hands-on activities, projects, internships, and competitions, experiences are created that help unlock the inner entrepreneur in students, faculty and the public. CITE also coordinates resources for supporting early venture execution within the university or in collaboration with companies, and provides linkages to IP protection, incubation and funding that support the successful launch of new technology ventures.
CITE is also spearheading the study of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education at UTSA. This is an intercollegiate effort between the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Education aimed at studying the effects of entrepreneurial pedagogy and curriculum in a scientific manner as a means to improve the quality of education and accelerate success of technology entrepreneurs.
The ultimate experience is the $100k New Venture Start-Up Competition, scheduled Saturday, April 24, 2010.
Director: Cory Hallam, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Anita Leffel, Ph.D.