Show Date: January 15th, 2020
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President and COO
Texas Research & Technology Foundation, Inc.
Rene Dominguez is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Texas Research and Technology Foundation (TRTF), a leading non-profit economic development organization established in 1984, TRTF strongly champions the long-term community goal of supporting commercialization and entrepreneurial development, strengthening and supporting our military missions and serving as a driver of the life sciences innovation ecosystem in San Antonio.
He is also President and COO of its subsidiary VelocityTX. VelocityTX’s focus is to accelerate the process of commercializing ideas, products, services, or processes, and to guide companies entering the market in the United States. Based on the experience captured by the executive team, VelocityTX believes faithfully in protecting the best interest of the entrepreneur through entrepreneurship support organizations, whether incubators, accelerators, collaborative spaces, angel investors, among others.
Prior to his position with TRTF, Dominguez was appointed Director of the International and Economic Development Department for the City of San Antonio. For a decade, Dominguez was responsible for the implementation of the City of Antonio’s economic development strategy including the Industry Development, Small Business, Workforce and International Development Divisions.
Dominguez came to the City from the Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF), a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), where he was President and CEO promoting economic development and small business growth.
Before that, he worked at St. Mary’s University in various positions, ending his tenure as Executive Director of Development.
Mr. Dominguez holds a BS degree from St. Mary’s University.
Mr. Dominguez was born in El Paso Texas where he grew up. He is married and he and his wife have three children