The office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin will focus on addressing the income inequality gap for overlooked communities by helping them learn the tools of wealth creation, innovative thinking, community stewardship, and social impact.
It will work with both UT students and nontraditional students along with community leaders, government, private enterprise, and NPO’s to help create strong networks upon which new for-profit sustainable ventures can be launched and uplift communities.
- Innovate and launch startups from underrepresented founders
- Include overlooked communities in the process of creating wealth and prosperity
- Invest in our young people and empower them to build solutions that impact their community in a positive manner and drive economic development and upward mobility.
Launched in the fall of 2018 by Vice President, Dr. Leonard Moore, for the main focus of creating a space within the University’s reach that can serve as a bridge and an example for the entire community on how both private and public interests can work together to address the disparity and inequity wealth gap between communities. Learn more about this initiative.
Ruben is a first-generation college graduate raised in East Austin as a son of immigrants. He holds a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from the Moody College of Communications and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, both from The University of Texas at Austin.
He has founded various startups and as a social entrepreneur, his ambitions are focused on establishing a platform through media and entrepreneurship that allows society to reflect on its condition and spur progressive change. Learn more about Ruben.