About Us

The Venture Development Center at the University of Texas at Dallas provides a custom, milestone-driven incubator program coupled with state of the art facilities to help grow the startup’s business. By focusing on our clients’ business, customers, market, and key development needs our team of business and technical experts can assist them in their journey towards commercialization and growth. We understand that there is no simple formula for success and growing a business requires significant time and energy. We provide the basic resources, education, and mentorship necessary for growing a business.

Opened in 2011 the Venture Development Center offers 12,700 square feet of mixed-use office space along with wet and dry labs for growing companies. The Center’s overarching purpose is to accelerate the growth of fledgling high-tech companies and assist with the commercialization of innovations developed at the University.

The Center is located on the first floor of the Research Operations Center at UT Dallas and provides low-priced office space, lab facilities, and business services to University spin-off companies.

Occupancy and Facility Highlights:

  • 12,700 square feet
  • 18 offices
  • 4 wet labs
  • 3 dry labs
  • 24 private cubicles
  • 12 open cubicles
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Central facility that houses an autoclave, oven, glass washer, RO/DI water.
  • Wet labs with chemical fume hoods, bench tops and cabinetry
  • Printer and copier, wireless network, Ethernet connectivity, phone systems, presentation monitors, and individual company networks.

VDC Staff

Jon Shapiro


Kim Warren

Office Manager

Contact Us

Kim Warren, Office Manager

Email: kim.warren@utdallas.edu

Physical Location: UT Dallas Research and Operations Center, 17217 Waterview Pkwy, ROC 1.202, Dallas, TX 75252

Mailing Address: UT Dallas Venture Development Center, 800 W. Campbell Road, ROC 50, Richardson, TX 75080