mixed industry incubator Fort Worth

About IDEA Works FW

We are a mixed-industry incubator, and a public-private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and the BAC Education Foundation.

Mission

IDEA Works FW™ is a creative, dynamic program that provides emerging businesses with nurturing relationships, state of the art tools, an attractive and secure work environment, best practices and access to global resources to sustain and scale their enterprises.

Purpose

IDEA Works FW is designed with the following objectives:

  • Job creation
  • Entrepreneurial development
  • Strengthening Fort Worth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Innovation driven operations

IDEA Works FW benefits the offerings of the Fort Worth startup community and the small businesses that have the potential for employment growth, have the capacity to innovate, potential for investment, possess a community or civic interest and have the potential of catalyzing other employment or economic growth.

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IDEA Works FW is a public-private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and the BAC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. The BAC Education Board of Directors is comprised of:

Lucas Sawyer

Worthington Bank

Ed Riefenstahl

Texas Christian University

Alberto Rios

Chase Bank

Gwen Barbee

Color Me Beautiful

Jeremy Dean

OmniAmerican Bank

Bennibi Lao

BNSF Railway

Ricky McBride

J. Taylor & Associates, LLC

Marc Richards

CBIZ Valuation Group

William Giron

Fort Worth ISD

Travis Gould

Accenture

Jim Tanksley

Lockheed Martin

Tamela Thornton

ESmith Legacy, Inc.