Richardson Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs Report Richardson offers a proven business environment for start-up businesses, which includes the following features: Access to Venture Capital - Where is the money? Richardson contacts provide access to State/Federal Funding, Equity Funding, SBA Loans and other possible financing possibilities. University Connections - Where is the knowledge? Richardson is home to the University of Texas at Dallas - the most selective public university in Texas. REDP has an ongoing affiliation with UT Dallas faculty members, in order to commercialize technologies that can be the foundation of high-tech start-up companies. Facilities - Which is the best space for your company? Among Richardson's 30 million square feet of flex, industry and office space are many opportunities for companies to find the right fit, including space in the 1,200-acre Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ). For more information, please contact John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Economic Development, 972.792.2802.