Richardson Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs Report Richardson offers a proven business environment for start-ups. Access to Growth Capital REDP can help connect you with access to state/federal funding, equity funding, SBA loans and other possible financing possibilities. University Connections 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. Real Estate 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.