The WT Enterprise Center has been Helping People Build Great Companies in the Texas Panhandle since 2001. We have had great community support over the years but there might be few things you still don’t know about the Enterprise Center!
But before we share the fun facts, here’s a brief overview of the Enterprise Center for those that are new here!
Our facility, located at 2300 N. Western Street in Amarillo, is 41,000 square feet of mixed use space. We are home to a coworking space, private offices, makerspace, manufacturing spaces equipped with overhead doors, two commercial kitchens, an anchor tenant space, conference rooms, training room and administrative offices.
The WT Enterprise Center offers a mixture of innovative programs including: an incubator, kitchen incubator, technology accelerator, coworking space, makerspace, commercialization program, training program, office space, mentor network, and community of entrepreneurs.
We help companies in all stages of business: idea phase, startup, growing an existing business, and succession planning. Our services include certified business coaches, trainings, access to mentors, access to capital, a community of entrepreneurs, and support to help your company reach its goals.
We serve the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle! We offer trainings, programs, strategic planning sessions and more, within these communities. Part of our mission is to support entrepreneur development across the panhandle!
9 Things You May Not Know About The WT Enterprise Center
- We have won four international industry awards recognizing the WT Enterprise Center as one of the leading business incubators in the world.
- One of our co-founders, Don Taylor, was a syndicated writer in newspapers across the nation with his article “Minding Your Own Business” and author of the book “Up Against the Wal-Marts.”
- The first client of the WT Enterprise Center was Sage Oil Vac in 2001. Sage Oil Vac now has a manufacturing facility on Lakeside and exports to 11 international countries.
- We are classified as an Innovation Super-Hub in our industry. The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) defines the term as “Super-hubs blend several models of entrepreneurial growth into a single location, supporting entrepreneurs with a wide range of critical services. These are often incubators that may also have accelerator programs, coworking spaces, robust mentor networks, private offices and/or networking events.”
- In 2019, we launched three new programs at the Enterprise Center.
- WIRE Accelerator – a technology accelerator for early-stage, growth companies.
- Revolution at 800 – our second coworking location in downtown Amarillo.
- Founder’s Club – a CEO round-table group for founder’s that have reached the mid-size level and beyond.
- We are a department of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University with an aim to support the entire community through entrepreneur development and support.
- We offer a robust internship program with interns from Amarillo ISD PRO program, Canyon ISD PRO program, and West Texas A&M University.
- We have over 30 community members who serve as mentors for our incubator clients, accelerator cohort and coworking members.
- Over the last 18 years, we have had four executive directors championing entrepreneurship in the region – Don Taylor, David Terry, Jeff Reid and Kyla Frye.