We're creating a clear path for entrepreneurs.

Our mission at the eBridge Center is for every individual in South Texas to realize their potential as entrepreneurs, to empower innovators, and to fuel business growth together.

The next generation of entrepreneurs must be equipped with skills and resources to create and retain jobs, access capital, and scale commercially. We are focused on the human capital of our community, commercializing scalable businesses, and establishing entrepreneurial equity in developing and advancing an open and inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem throughout Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.

This center is only possible thanks to the partnership between the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center, the City of Brownsville, the United States Economic Development Administration, the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, and all our contributing partners.

The eBridge Center includes an InBIA soft landing designation, business incubation programming by UTRGV ECC, a U.S. Patent Trade Resource Center, the Small Business Development Center, the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Veterans Business Outreach Center, Nonprofit Resource Center, the Blueprint Lab Prototyping Space for research and development of emerging industries, training space for up to 110 individuals, dedicated desks and private offices, and home to the StartUp Texas Accelerator Program.

Our Team

Armando Villarreal
Media & Marketing Specialist, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Bertha Lance
Program Coordinator, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Cori Pena
President & CEO, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Julio Quiroga
International Programs Manager, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Linda Ufland Romo
Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Commercialization, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Lizeth Villarreal
Senior Operations Specialist, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Maria Julia Villalon
Program Manager, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Miriam Suarez
Community Development Manager, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Nathan Burkhart
Director of Business Development, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Nelson Amaro
Director of Marketing & Communications, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Nuvia Puga
Administrative Coordinator, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Perla Garcia
Program Specialist, UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Victoria Padron
Director of Economic Development Finance, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation

Our Board
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