Innovation Fund

The purpose of the Bexar County Innovation Fund is to spur and accelerate the growth of the innovation ecosystem within Bexar County. Wherever possible, collaborative, multi-agency applications are strongly encouraged and will be looked upon more favorably.

The County collaborates with our Innovation Ecosystem and economic development partners to identify and vet prospective applications, and determine appropriate grant amounts. Grant amounts will depend on the strength of the project’s positive impact on the Technology Ecosystem, available Innovation Funds, funding, or other incentives provided by other partners, and is subject to Commissioners Court approval.


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  1. Recruitment
  2. Expansion
  3. Innovation Dev. Activities
  4. Professional/Technical
  5. Brand Building


To support economic development and Innovation Ecosystem growth by persuading innovation companies from outside the Bexar County market to expand into or to relocate their operations to Bexar County.


  • A company that is not yet operating in Bexar County with plans to relocate or expand its operations into Bexar County, with either:
  • A minimum of 5 employees, with 70% of all employees earning the High Tech Wage ($32.58/hr), with no employees earning less than the Living Wage.
  • Or, have successfully completed a formal accelerator program:
    • Full-time employee wages
    • Number of full-time employees
    • Other incentives provided by partner agencies
    • Letter of recommendation and/or recruitment participation by Technology Ecosystem partners.