2021 Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit to Celebrate Innovative Business Achievements

Aug 02, 2021
Staff Reports

SAN MARCOS, Texas (August 2, 2021) -- The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the regional economic development organization for Hays and Caldwell Counties, will host the 2021 Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit, showcasing the innovation and achievements happening in the Texas Innovation Corridor.

The event will take place Tuesday, August 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites City of San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center (1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666). 

Keynote speaker Andres Carvallo, professor of innovation and co-director of the CIEDAR Consortium at Texas State, will be sharing exclusive insights on new developments at Texas State in the world of applied research, including living labs, networks, sensors, and data software. This keynote will address these one-of-a-kind techniques that will have a significant impact on research and development at the global scale.

“Texas State University prides itself on being an innovation catalyst in the Texas Innovation Corridor,” said Carvallo. “As we continue to advance on the validation of existing technologies, evaluation of emerging technologies and development of new technologies, we are delivering innovative research solutions that are changing the world.”

Following the keynote address, a panel comprised of three executives from new disruptive companies in the Texas Innovation Corridor will share the innovations their businesses are developing and why they chose to do business in the region. Panelists will include Brandon Alexander, CEO of Iron Ox (Lockhart); Sean Bauld, COO of Sempulse (San Marcos); and Marcus Ruark, president of goodblend™ Texas (San Marcos). GSMP President Jason Giulietti will be moderating the panel.

The program will conclude with the seventh annual presentation of the Dick Burdick Award for Innovation. Named for the legendary San Marcos innovator Dick Burdick, a local company will be recognized for its ability to find creative solutions to complex problems through innovative methods, ideas, products, and practices.

“Like Silicon Valley or the Research Triangle, our region has emerged as the Texas Innovation Corridor,” said Giulietti. “Innovative and disruptive companies are clustering to Hays and Caldwell Counties because they see the ingenuity taking place in our region and want to be a part of it.”

Tickets are available for purchase at greatersanmarcostx.com/innovation-summit through August 8. 

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership 

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMPmission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.

Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more information. 


Media may RSVP or direct additional questions to:

John Ellis
Director of Marketing & Communications
Greater San Marcos Partnership
C: (512) 781-3065 | E: johne@greatersanmarcostx.com