PURPOSE

The Cradle of Entrepreneurship Program was established by the city of Marshall, Texas with a goal of encouraging and growing start-ups in the community. We aim to connect our thriving entrepreneurs, business, mentors, and higher education institutions to promote entrepreneurs here locally.

Entrepreneurs are vital to the health and growth of a community. They contribute to society by leading the way and finding innovative solutions to practical, financial, and social issues. An entrepreneur is focused on solving problems in innovative ways. While entrepreneurs can create business and growth at any age, most are young and highly energized to make an impact. Marshall is home to several higher education institutions that bring young and talented entrepreneurs to our front door every year. The businesses they create, often called “start-ups”, although small, have a big impact in the local community. These startups create jobs that contribute to widespread prosperity.


“We want to make Marshall the go to place for start-ups in our area.”

- City Manager Mark Rohr


THE PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO START-UPS. GET INVOLVED NOW BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW!