The Innovation Center welcomes seven new clients in the industries of engineering, entertainment, media, education, technology, and communications. The Innovation Center offers different programs to each client depending on their business development stages.
Welcome our new soft-landing client DronePro LLC
Toby Globy’s mission to educate children about the environment was featured in Metro Leader Newspaper.
Entrepreneur Night provides local small businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn about available resources.
The inaugural "Where is the Money?" event closed out National Small Business Week at the Innovation Center.
Innovation Center Graduate Assistant, Derek Drozd, was awarded funding at the Islander Venture Fund.
Innovation Center Graphic Designers Win Awards at 2016 Addys
The Innovation Center releases their annual report.
Innovation Center's Graduate Assistant Receives Beta Gamma Sigma Award
Innovation Center hosts a seminar on exporting.
Four Innovation Center clients take the next step in entrepreneurship: graduation.
Juan Sebastian Garzon, Business Coordinator at the Innovation Center, and Dr. Richard Smith, founder of Client Company CartoFusion Technologies are awarded for an outstanding year!
ACT works with Premont on academic intervention.
Therapy Outsource joins the Innovation Center as an Incubation client.
SituMap, a mapping application that allows multiple users and is easy to use, is ready for its first release.
Derez Drozd, Graduate Assistant, exemplifies the qualities of an entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Night, an annual event, saw nearly a 60% increase in attendance from last year.
Two new interns, Ahmed Alqurashi and Sarah White, have joined the Innovation Center for the rest of the Fall semester. Both will be working closely with current Graduate Assistants, Derek Drozd and Laura Pulgarin, with projects concerning marketing and social media.
Innovation Center supports and coaches local entrepreneurs.
Innovation Center creates a space for synergy among clients.
Innovation Center helps client companies stay on task.
Weather on Wheels is a free app that helps travelers avoid weather-related hazards when driving and is now available to IOS/ Apple users.
Tax Time Services joined the Innovation Center's Soft-Landing program.
Mr. Fonseca is now an official member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Incubation Association.
The Innovation Center Welcomes Luis Dimas to the Internship Program.
Sail Tactics moves its forecasting operations to the Coastal Bend Region. The client company provides highly detailed wind and tide forecasts to sailboat racers and enthusiasts.
Coachnect joins the Incubation Program to advance virtual coaching business
The Innovation Center works towards being an entrepreneurial hub in South Texas.
FoxP2Go is taking major steps towards their company’s mission to provide a one-stop shop language services platform offering education and training services for language translation, interpretation and intercultural communication.
The Innovation Center is aiding their client company in the exciting and emerging market of drones for commercial use.
CartoFusion Technologies is a new client at The Innovation Center who is reinventing map-making technology for the future.
The Innovation Center’s client company, Keylate Solutions, makes plans to treat drinking water in Wills Point, Texas.
The Innovation Center welcomes Jeremy Cripe to their Internship Program.
The Innovation Center released their first Annual Report, which outlines the success of its clients in the 2014 calendar year.
The Innovation Center’s client company, BillCutterz, continues to gain popularity by helping their customer’s save money on bills.
Innovation Center Staff presented a program on marketing research for small businesses.
Student Employees at the Innovation Center, Derek Drozd, Trang Nguyen, Alyssa Garza and Thi Nguyen received recognition for Achievements.
The Innovation Center engages with community by touring their facility to Buc Day scholarship awardees and having regular presentations with the Kiwanis Club.
Anita Mallory’s direct-sales company, Anita Mallory Designs, graduates from the Innovation Center.
Innovation Center’s Business Coordinator, Sebastian Garzon, became certified through Wendy Kennedy Inc. (WKI).
The Innovation Center's incubation client, Access Curriculum Together (ACT), LLC. will be presenting at the Texas Assistive Technology Regional Conference in Houston.
As of early spring the businesses, Turquoise Building Products, Positional Therapy Pillow, Access Curriculum Together, and Camber Corporation are the newest clients of the INNOVATION CENTER.
The Innovation Center and Tropical Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization co-hosts the Entrepreneurial Education Series of presentations with the Innovation Center.
David Fonseca, Incubator Manager at the Innovation Center, is presented the "Outstanding Islander" award.
Closing event held for La Idea at TECH Fort Worth.
The Innovation Center celebrates the graduation of eight client companies.
Innovation Center graphic designers win gold at the American Advertising Awards!
TAMU-CC undergraduates develop business skills during the Spring 2015 Internship Program at the Innovation Center.
Brenda Davis, a New Media Specialist at TAMU-CC, and Laura Pulgarin, graduate assistant of marketing at TAMU-CC's Innovation Center, talk about social media at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber.
The La Idea program welcomes entrepreneurs from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Representatives of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the community attend SXSW Eco Startup Connect.
Students are given the opportunity to create a startup over the weekend.
The Innovation Competition fall 2014 debut.
The Innovation Center presents at IV Russian-American Forum on Business Incubation and looks into potential soft-landing opportunities in Denmark.
UTB and UTPA guests had positive things to say about the Innovation Center and its working model.
South Coast Angel Network (SCAN) meeting held at the Innovation Center.
Innovation Center clients take the initiative when it comes to saving the environment!
TAMU-CC is on the path to becoming an emerging research university.
Meeting Daymond John is just one of the many opportunities available for students at the Innovation Center.
The Innovation Center gives tours to a wide range of different groups, to spread the word about entrepreneurship.
A new angel investor group, called the South Coast Angel Network, is here!
Our team is always looking for new tools to help our clients succeed.
Over 90 people attended Entrepreneur Night 2014 and learned about resources available to local entrepreneurs.
A new educational workshop is available for entrepreneurs interested in learning about Business Model Development.
Entrepreneur Night 2014 will be at the Innovation Center on Oct. 9th, 2014
Representatives of TAMU-CC attended the Experiential Classroom to learn more about entrepreneurship.
The Innovation Center gets the word out about Daymond John!
A new educational workshop is available September 25th at 4:30 pm for entrepreneurs interested in learning about intellectual property protection.
Toby Globy signs a grant agreement with CITGO.
Clients and students engage in a collaborative project.
Corpus Christi was ranked as the second best city for Hispanic entrepreneurs.
The Innovation Center hosted the Mayor's Interagency Breakfast.
Big opportunities were at the BIG event!
The Innovation Center visits the Rotary Club.
Desalination options discussed at Desal Summit.
Sub-See Adventures is preparing for their first dive in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Daymond John, a distinguished entrepreneur, is coming to Corpus Christi.
The Innovation Center gets the word out about its available resources!
"Going to the dogs" takes on new meaning for Maricela Sanchez, creator of Bespoke Crates & Gates.
ARANA Technologies, LLC. offers potential solutions for the depleting water supply and water treatment of South Texas.
On May 29th, 2014 Executives of Beeville County paid a visit to the INNOVATION CENTER.
Three clients of the INNOVATION CENTER were awarded first, second, and third place in the Coastal Bend Business Competition Plan (CBBCP).
Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) and former Corpus Christi Mayor, Joe Adame, was awarded on April 23, 2014 with the Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive award.
The INNOVATION CENTER received a federal designation as a University Center to further economic opportunities and was featured in an article by the Islander Magazine.
Don’t miss our Lunch & Learn Workshop on June 23, 2014 at 11:30am.
Terry Koehler- CEO of SCORGolf finalized a licensing agreement with the Ben Hogan brand.
Ergo Voice received its first patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office!
The 2nd round of pre-incubation program kicks off on May 15th at the INNOVATION CENTER.
Joe Adame, former Corpus Christi Mayor, joined the INNOVATION CENTER as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).
A group of individuals interested in angel investing met to discuss the possibility of creating an angel group in the South Texas region!
Director Bill Cone shared important information about the economic impact of the Unmanned Aircraft System test site headquartered at the INNOVATION CENTER during an interview with KIIITV.
On March 27th 2014, 23 people attended a 3D printing workshop to celebrate the acquisition of our 3D printer and highlight the important characteristics of 3D printing.
Maricela Sanchez, one of the incubation clients, was recently featured at Dogsized.com, a stylish urban dog lifestyle blog and online shop. Dogsized.com referred to Maricela’s creations as “exclusive, beautiful dog crates and gates” with an urban twist.
The INNOVATION CENTER wins another award at the ADDYS.
Congratulations to Toby Globy for being environmentally involved with the youth community! Toby Globy, the friendly, colorful, earth-headed character helps children from pre-K to 2nd grades to learn, take action and become the best stewards of the earth. Humberto Almaraz, the creator and Executive Director of Toby Globy Eco Action, an early childhood eco-curriculum supplement for teachers, believes that “While not every child will become an environmental scientist, every child can be an environmentalist.”
TAMUCC is now one of six federal test sites in the United States for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The University’s Lonestar UAS command center, located at the INNOVATION CENTER, presents an opportunity for aerospace entrepreneurs in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend area. The American Aerospace Advisors, Inc. (AAA) and Balboa Map Company joined the INNOVATION CENTER as a result of the UAS deal.
Thumbs up for our client company Ergo Voice! They recently signed a product development agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Jacob Engineering. Ergo Voice will receive third party verification on its technology and recommendations on how to improve their model.
A new internship round has started at the INNOVATION CENTER. We have three new interns who are ready to start an amazing learning experience here at the INNOVATION CENTER!
We are pleased to celebrate the amazing news from Mr. Douglas Oxborrow on his great achievement. He joined us in 2009 as one of our firsts clients. His company, Sub-See Adventures, is now fully funded and ready to launch its underwater submarine diving experience!
Salesforce promises to bring tremendous value to our INNOVATION CENTER.
Barry Gross, founder and president of BillCutterz, was on Fox News on January 31, 2014. He talked about on how his company helps people save more on their monthly utility bills.
The INNOVATION CENTER is proud to present:
A Tax & H-1B Visa Workshop
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Where: Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center
10201 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Are you overpaying your bills? Billcutterz shares some tips to negotiate with utility companies. His company negotiates on behalf of customers to cut their utility bills.
Twenty-three Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students were named Phase II semi-finalists in the Business Plan Competition on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center.
Congratulation to out client, ARANA Water Technologies, LLC! The extensive tests by the Department of Life and Science have confirmed the effectiveness of ARANA’s advanced oxidation treatment system.
The Innovation Center facility is now the headquarters for the LONESTAR UNMMANED AERIAL VEHICLE innitiative which was recently approved by the Federal Aviation Administratin (FAA) as one of the six test sites nationally.
Water used in oil fracking is not the cleanest stuff, to say the least. Soon it will be, however, thanks to some new contraptions on the market.
David Fonseca, Incubator Manager of the INNOVATION CENTER, recently completed the NBIA's Incubator Management Certificate Program.
A new report put out by U.S. News and World Report ranks Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as one of the best colleges in the country.
Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center celebrates upgrades Tuesday with ceremony - Callertimes
The INNOVATION CENTER Celebrates the Completion of $1.4 Million in Renovations
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has developed a new unmanned aerial vehicle command and control center. The announcement was made at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The INNOVATION CENTER in the News on KRISTV
Married to a VOIP Provider – Why This Integrator Stopped Looking - Coltarus Halo LLC, a client of the INNOVATION CENTER
Owning a small business is part of the American dream. These days, even more students are helping make that dream a reality at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC), while getting hands-on experience in the real world of business.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s research division took a bold step in late 2012 by leading a statewide effort to win federal designation as a test site for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Ensemble Group maps a new business model, plan for growth.
CBBIC welcomes four interns to its Fall 2013 Internship Program.
West Oso High School, Summer Bridge Program students toured CBBIC.
Maricela Sanchez was invited to attend the Dallas Pet Expo for her well-designed crates and gate panels for pets.
Dr. Byus brought his 'Introduction to Entrepreneurship' class to tour the Costal Bend Business Innovation Center.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Representative of Texas, visited Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Coastal Bend Innovation Center on May 28, 2013.
Tracy Davis and Maricela Sanchez, who are the clients of Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, won the two top prizes of 2012-2013 Coastal Bend Business Plan Competition.
The CBBIC would like to congratulate one of our companies, BillCutterz, LLC. On April 8th, 2013, BillCutterz was featured on one of the most popular sites in the world, lifehacker.com; Saving Money.
Toby Globy Eco Action, an affiliate client of the Innovation Center, visited Texas Water Day at the State Capitol, meeting State Representative Todd Hunter and individuals from various state agencies.
On February 21, 2013 graphic artists of the CBBIC: Gera Lemke, Elyveth Orellana and Jessica Aniol received multiple honors at the American Advertising Federation’s 63rd Annual ADDY Awards. Their personal and client submissions received a total of 1 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze student awards.
The Innovation Center is proud to present its newest graduate from the pre-incubation program client Maricela Sanchez, LLC.
The Island University competed agains seven other Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) university teams across the nation, and placed third in the Mid- South Reseach Chanllenge held February 2 in Memphis, Tennesse. Four Innovation Center employees were part of the team representing TAMUCC.
Coastal Bend Business Plan Competition announces Semi Finalists. Semi Finalists are encouraged by State Representitive Todd Hunter.
Congratulations to the most recent Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi graduates from the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center.
Dr. Jim Lee Named "Regents Professor"
Bill Cone Completes Incubator Management Program
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Bill Cone, Director of Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, recently completed the National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA) Incubator Management Certificate Program.
2013 Business Plan Competition Entry Deadline
Corpus Christi, TX – Corey Risper, a client company of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC), successfully launched his clothing line of map-designed T-shirts under the brand name Risper in “La Palmera” mall. The T-shirts are unique and original with flight charts, maps, and approach plates designs printed onto the shirts.
Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center Presented The State of New Venture Investing
TAMUCC students, business seek to clean hydraulic fracturing wastewater
University Students Develop Less Expensive Method For Launching Small Payloads into Low Earth Orbit
Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center Presents Innovation Awards