As an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, the IC² Institute has advanced the Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurial Wealth Creation. The theories and hypotheses developed at IC² are tested in life-scale through several world-recognized programs: the Austin Technology Incubator, one of the world's most prominent business incubators, the Bureau of Business Research, to provide Texas leaders with research data to strengthen the state’s economy, and the Global Commercialization Group, to catalyze emerging knowledge-based economies throughout the world. Supporting these programs is a proactive staff, the alumni of ATI, as well as a network of about 160 active Global Fellows who extend the talent reach of the institute at home and abroad. Eighteen of these are Endowed Fellows: professors at The University of Texas at Austin whose research is supplemented by the IC² Institute in order to directly support the creation of new knowledge.

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  • Resource Guide for Historically Underutilized Businesses in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area 

    Jarrett, James (2020)
    This guide is a compendium of resources available to Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in the Austin- Round Rock, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Austin-Round Rock MSA includes the Texas counties ...
  • Resources for Texas Sexual Assault Survivors 

    Kellison, Bruce; Sookram, Susan; Camp, Victoria; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Sulley, Caitlin; Susswein, Melanie; Dragoon, Stepha; Busch-Armendariz, Noel (2020-11)
    The specific project aims were to inventory the sexual assault services available in Texas, assess sexual assault survivors’ needs by region for the 11 Texas regions, and develop a sexual assault services resource inventory.
  • Rethinking Supply Chains as Neighborhoods 

    Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Takasaki, Kara; Kellison, Bruce; Pogue, Gregory P.; Markman, Arthur B. (Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics, 2020)
    This paper explores the implication of a neighborhood model for interfirm interactions that explicitly tries to create an equality matching relationship among firms in an industry. The aim is to examine what would happen ...
  • Editing the Pitch: Patterns of Editing Strategies of Written Pitches in a Chilean Accelerator Program 

    Cabezas, Paula; Spinuzzi, Clay; Sabaj, Omar; Varas, Germán (IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 2020-11)
    Abstract—Background: After a six-month training program in the Chilean public accelerator Start-Up Chile, entrepreneurs are asked to update a short pitch they wrote in the submission stage to appear in the program’s ...
  • The Invisible Supporters 

    Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Digmayer, Claas (AILA Review, 2020-10-07)
    Text reuse is a widespread practice of text production in business-related contexts. Written communication is part of complex activities such as creating added value, organizing, regulating, and supporting work, building ...
  • Go or No Go: Learning to Persuade in an Early-Stage Student Entrepreneurship Program 

    Spinuzzi, Clay, Altounian, David, Pogue, Gregory (2020-06)
    Abstract—Background: Early-stage accelerator programs teach new entrepreneurs how to identify and exploit venture opportunities. In doing so, they implicitly teach these new entrepreneurs how to develop and iterate claims. ...
  • Recording Victim Video Statements as Evidence to Advance Legal Outcomes in Family Violence Cases (ReVEAL) 

    Backes, Bethany; Wasim, Anna; LaMotte, Jennifer; Grau, Katherine; Wood, Leila; Kammer-Kerwick, Matthew (Steve Hicks School of Social Work, 2019)
    This Implementation Guide provides an overview of the video-recording practices currently in place across several Texas jurisdictions. It provides guidance and considerations for jurisdictions in the collection and use of ...
  • Gender and Sexual Minority College Students: The Risk and Extent of Victimization and Related Health and Educational Outcomes 

    Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Wang, Alexander; McClain, T'Shana; Hoefer, Sharon; Swartout, Kevin; Backes, Bethany; Busch-Armendariz, Noël (SAGE Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2019-11)
    A multisite survey conducted at eight campuses of a southwestern university system provides the data for the present study, total N = 17,039 with 1,869 gender and sexual minority (GSM) students. Sexual violence was measured ...
  • Northwest Arkansas EDGE Final Report 

    Pogue, Gregory; Jarret, James; Kellison, J. Bruce; and Gibson, David (Walton Family Foundation, 2019-11)
    The Economic Development: Generating Entrepreneurs (EDGE) Program, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, was initiated in Northwest Arkansas in Spring 2018. The program, managed by the IC2 Institute at The University of ...
  • “To the Public, Nothing was Wrong with Me”: Life Experiences of Minors and Youth in Texas At Risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation 

    Kellison, Bruce; Torres, Melissa I.M.; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Hairston, Dixie; Talley, McKenna; Busch-Armendariz, Noel (2019-03)
    This study describes child sex trafficking in three regions across Texas using empirically grounded qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is intended to expand the body and depth of knowledge that can that can ...
  • A Call to the Engineering Community to Address Human Trafficking 

    Caulkins, Jonathan P.; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Konrad, Renata; Maass, Kayse Lee; Martin, Lauren; Sharkey, Thomas (National Academy of Engineering, 2019-09-16)
    Human trafficking (HT) is a horrific and seemingly intractable problem that is typically construed as falling beyond the purview of engineers. This paper argues that engineering systems analysis can produce important ...
  • IC² Institute Catalog of Courses and Academic Activities 1995-96 

    IC² Institute (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-03)
    Draft catalog of academic courses and programs from the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin for the 1995-1996 academic year. IC² offered an Executive MS degree in Science and Technology Commercialization and ...
  • Disrupting Illicit Supply Networks: New Applications of Operations Research and Data Analytics to End Modern Slavery 

    Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Busch-Armendariz, Noël; Talley, McKenna (Bureau of Business Research, 2018-05-01)
    Report from a 2017 National Science Foundation workshop on promising research directions for applications of operations research and data analytics toward the disruption of illicit supply networks like human trafficking. ...
  • Post-Earthquake Home Reconstruction in the Surrounding Hills of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, PRP 200 

    Eaton, David J.; Josh, Niraj Prakash (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2018)
    In April of 2015, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Kathmandu Valley at the center of Nepal. Within the following year, Kathmandu was struck by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks. The initial earthquake ...
  • Articulating Problems and Markets: A Translation Analysis of Entrepreneurs’ Emergent Value Propositions 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Altounian, David; Pogue, Gregory P.; Zhu, Lily; Cochran, Robert (SAGEWritten Communication, 2018-07-18)
    In this qualitative study, the authors apply Callon’s sociology of translation to examine how new technology entrepreneurs enact material arguments that involve the first two moments of translation—problematization (defining ...
  • Creating the Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas 

    Smilor, Raymond W.; Gibson, David V.; Kozmetsky, George (Journal of Business Venturing, 1989-01)
    New institutional alliances, driven by the rapid increase in and diversity of new technologies, are altering the strategy and tactics of economic development. As a result, communities across the world are seeking to create ...
  • Commercializing Technology Resources for Competitive Advantage 

    Konecci, Eugene B.; Kozmetsky, George; Smilor, Raymond W.; Gill, Michael D. Jr (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986-09)
    Monograph on various aspects of technology commercialization, including sections on technology commercialization and regional economic development; commercializing research and development from U.S. federal laboratories; ...
  • Building Indigenous Companies: Private/Public Infrastructures for Economic Growth and Diversification 

    Kozmetsky, George; Smilor, Raymond W. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986-05)
    This monograph brings together selected articles and IC2 Institute research on the topic of regional economic development through the growth of locally founded (or "indigenous") companies, in contrast to development relying ...
  • IC² Institute Update, Spring/Summer 2017 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017-07)
    Spring/summer 2017 issue of the IC² Institute newsletter. Topics in this issue include: Austin Technology Incubator works with Austin Community College to establish ACC Bioscience Incubator; ATI hosts first Solar Data ...
  • Strategic Plan for Software Preeminence (Summary) 

    Austin Software Council (Austin Software CouncilIC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-12)

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