images-7Providing further validation that Texas has a red hot tech market, Xconomy has launched its eighth bureau in the Lone Star State.
Xconomy, based in Cambridge, MA., covers innovation hubs in Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
“Texans pride themselves on being independent, adventurous, and hard-charging: the same characteristics that make for great innovators,” according to Xconomy’s news release.
Angela Shah, a former reporter with the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman, is the editor of Xconomy Texas. She’s based in Houston. But it’s Xconomy’s first bureau named after a state instead of a city.
“Texas is unique in that the people who live there identify more with the state as a whole than an individual city,” Bob Buderi, Xconomy CEO and Editor in Chief said in a news statement. “In keeping with this spirit, we felt that it made more sense to have a statewide bureau, rather than a city-based model, especially as we build our presence.”
“Texas has long been a robust part of the U.S. economy with contributions in energy, life sciences and technology,” Shah said in a news statement. “I’m looking forward to now being able to share with Xconomy’s readers the stories of Texas’ personalities and their innovations coming out of its startups, universities and research centers.”
To support the Texas bureau, Xconomy has partnered with BioHouston, BioMed San Antonio, Capital Royalty, Cooley LLP, Rice University, Texas Medical Center, University of Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.