Tropical Texas RCIC

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Welcome to Tropical Texas RCIC

The Tropical Texas RCIC is the regional vetting and marketing arm for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund which identifies entrepreneurs and technology based start-ups that are seeking equity investment, resources and services to advance product from lab to market.

We are committed to helping passionate people with innovative ideas take their inventions, solutions, and products to market. Whether the idea is just unfolding or is in full-scale production, we can provide the necessary resources to protect the idea, develop it, fund it, and, eventually, commercialize it.

Our goal is to help develop unique and emerging technologies that will lead to the creation successful technology companies in the Tropical Texas Region.


Serve technical innovators, entrepreneurs and investors committed to sustainable economic growth in South Texas.


Identify, evaluate and seek funding for innovative technologies, develop synergy between academia, industry and investments, and establish new commercial entities that will form new technical industry sectors in South Texas.






Legislature replaces Emerging Technology Fund with University Fund
June 1, 2015
Fulfilling one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s top higher education priorities this session, lawmakers have given final approval to the elimination of the state’s startup investment fund and directed much of its money to a new governor-controlled researcher recruitment effort. Read more