Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce
The Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce (MLCIC) was established in 2012 at UTEP, with the aim of engaging faculty and student-led research at the intersection of business administration and engineering. The center’s core values focus on supporting multidisciplinary collaborative research to discover unique solutions to business and technology challenges. At the center, students are encouraged to be committed to their community, work collaboratively, and strive for excellence. These practices, along with innovative educational programs, allow the Mike Loya Center to empower UTEP students and faculty to be successful throughout their professional lives and contribute to the university’s objective of serving as a major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region.
LaunchPad builds next-generation companies and careers. We provide proven startup resources, facilitate access to a global network of mentors and advisors, and offer unique virtual and physical convening opportunities so UTEP students can go further, faster. Students learn by doing, gaining knowledge and critical skills to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the 21st century economy. The Blackstone LaunchPad network makes entrepreneurship accessible and relevant for all college students, regardless of their background, starting point, or future plans.
Studio G is a business accelerator designed specifically for college students who are eager to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into successful startups. Studio G facilitates the exploration of entrepreneurial ideas among college students through the application of the lean methodology.
El Paso Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map
The Ecosystem Map is made of multiple organizations and services that can give support to all entrepreneurs. The purpose of the El Paso Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map is to help students, alumni, faculty, and other entrepreneurs to find an organization of their interest that can allow them to learn how to start and grow their own business. The map is composed of 6 different areas involving:
- Ideation: Collaborate with others to share, learn, build, and innovate
- Research & Development: Increase your Education
- Go-To-Market: Get support from Business Organizations
- Showcasing: Search for Pitch Events & Funding for your Business
- Validation: Grow your Business with Accelerators and Incubators
- Proof of Concept: Learn how to start your Business with Startup Events & Training Programs
In order to navigate through the map, please click on the side arrows or just click on your area of interest. To access the website of each entrepreneurship center, click on the logo of the particular center and the map will take you to their website.
El Paso Ecosystem Map 2022 by mikeloyacenter