The Innovation Pipeline is both a place and a network that brings together those doing tremendous work in Tyler to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.





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Sponsorship Opportunities
Partners and Collaborators
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Discovery Science Place
  • Economic Innovation Institute of the College of Business and Technology at UT Tyler
  • GetIT
  • Genesis
  • Heart of Tyler
  • Hispanic Business Alliance
  • Ingenuity Center at UT Tyler
  • Metro Chamber
  • Score
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Texas College
  • Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Tyler Economic Development Corporation
  • Tyler4Tech
  • Tyler Junior College
  • UT - Tyler Colleges of Engineering and Education
Pipeline Services

Numerous organizations have already established a solid foundation for business recruitment and development in the Tyler region.  The Pipeline will leverage the synergies of this network to create a place where innovation happens intentionally.


The Innovation Pipeline Network will provide direct services that supercharge entrepreneurship and small business development, including:

Innovator’s Laboratory/Makerspace

A space known as “The Innovator’s Lab” provides the electronics and equipment to foster innovation and ingenuity. The space is where invention will intersect with robotics, computers, engineering, electronics and art to transform new knowledge and technologies into profitable products

Legal Assistance

Assistance with establishment of LLC and IP needs will be provided through a network of legal partners.

Business Development Workshops

Monthly business development workshops on a variety of small business topics will be offered in partnership with Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Tyler, private sector businesses and non-profit organizations.

Incubator Space

Assistance with placement in initial business space through a network of local property owners.

Mentoring & Networking Forums

Monthly networking events and one-on-one business mentoring provided in partnership with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and private sector businesses.

Information & Referral

Information and referral services to local and regional partners, including available incentives facilitated by the Pipeline’s professional staff.

Connection to Investment Funds

Access to investment funds through the development of a network of angel investors.

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance coaching through the Pipeline’s relationship with Tyler4Tech and other partners.
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