The Texas State Center for Entrepreneurial Action supports economic development and job growth in San Marcos and Central Texas by providing support, assistance, and training to regional entrepreneurs and inventors. The center works to establish and support technology commercialization efforts at Texas State University, as well as providing students with an entrepreneurship curriculum.
Laura Kilcrease is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Action since August 2013. Ms. Kilcrease considers herself a “venture catalyst” with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology and building emerging companies. Ms. Kilcrease has a deep understanding of how to cultivate new opportunities to “grow businesses around businesses” as well as how to deconstruct and reconstruct business models to achieve significant results. She splits her time between fostering private sector entrepreneurial ventures, and working in academic institutions to create eco-systems of innovation. She is also the founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in startup companies.
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