Tech startups find accomodations in Austin, San Marcos area


The Austin area is first in the nation for attracting tech startups, and S.T.A.R. Park is the only facility in central Texas that offers laboratory space for startup research. The Wall Street Journal recently named the Austin area first in the nation for attracting tech startups.  The growth is reflected in San Marcos through facilities like the Science, Technology and Advanced Research ( S.T.A.R. ) Park and the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP). S.T.A.R. Park provides a location for beginning businesses until entrepeneurs find their own space. The facility is the only one in central Texas that offers laboratory space for startup companies.  “You’ve got minimal regulation, access to capital and an environment that provides support for startups,” said Stephen Frayser, executive director of S.T.A.R. Park. “You also have people that have done investing in life science companies or material science development companies, and they have tech backgrounds and understand what it takes to be able to support and scale a company.” Frayser said the Austin-San Marcos area has an abundance of specialized service providers such as intellectual property attorneys and contractors specializing in finance and human resources. Business owners move to the […]

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