Entrepreneurship in Edinburg

Fueling Your Startup’s Success

Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for a new business venture or a recent graduate hoping to launch a startup, you’ll find an ideal business environment in Edinburg. With many programs to support entrepreneurs, UTRGV is a huge asset for our region. The UTRGV College of Business & Entrepreneurship provides a learning environment developed on an innovative curriculum, preparing students to forge their own career paths and fueling innovation in Edinburg. The college even offers a degree program specifically focused on entrepreneurship, where students learn the process of building a business from scratch. In addition, the UTRGV Small Business Development Center has been offering business guidance and training to business owners in the RGV for more than 30 years.

UTRGV Helping Local Small Businesses

In 2019, UTRGV featured businesses that utilized the services of the Small Business Development Center, the Veterans Business Outreach Center and the Procurement & Technical Assistance Center.

Entrepreneurship Stats

Business Census

2,100
businesses

2021

Self-Employment

4,900
self-employed workers

2021

Postsecondary Education

1,500
degrees/certificates awarded in business & related programs

2020

UTRGV Small Business Development Center

Kickstart Your Business

If you’re just starting out in your entrepreneurial journey, the UTRGV Small Business Development Center (UTRGV SBDC) is ready to make your business dreams a reality. The UTRGV SBDC provides pre-venture and startup business assistance for free, in addition to basic business training to help you through the initial planning process. If you already own a business, the UTRGV SBDC can also provide confidential, one-to-one business advice and guidance at no cost. Advanced business training is also available for free or at a low cost to help you address today’s business challenges. The UTRGV SBDC hosts many seminars and events to support business owners, like the Smart StartSM workshop that helps entrepreneurs plan out their business ideas.

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