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. For more information, click here. 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 - Can you afford it? Richardson has more than 30 million square feet of available and affordable office, flex and industrial space. REDP staff can guide your search for suitable space, by helping you understand the local market. For more information, please contact John Jacobs, Sr. VP of Economic Development, 972.792.2802.