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RTPark Announces 75th Client Activation & Major 2022 Summit Speaker

RTPark Announces 75th Client Activation & Major 2022 Summit Speaker
Published Monday, May 16, 2022

UVI RTPark Celebrates 75th Client Activation Milestone and Major Summit Speaker Announcement during International Economic Development Week

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Actor Tim Reid Announced as 2022 Summit Keynote Speaker

Actor Tim Reid Announced as 2022 Summit Keynote Speaker
Published Friday, April 29, 2022

 

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RTPark Announces Second Annual Business Attraction Summit

RTPark Announces Second Annual Business Attraction Summit
Published Friday, March 25, 2022

  RTPark Hosts Tech-Focused Business Attraction Summit Highlighting Benefits of Working in the Territory   

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UVI RTPark Publishes 2021 Annual Report

UVI RTPark Publishes 2021 Annual Report
Published Tuesday, February 8, 2022

ST. CROIX - The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) published their inaugural annual report on Tuesday detailing the organization’s accomplishments and activities throughout the 2021 fiscal year. The comprehensive report provides updates on existing RTPark programs as well as the announcement of new programs, projects and initiatives launched in 2021.  The public will be able to review and download the report on the RTPark’s website.

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ACCELERATE VI AWARDED $50,000 SBA GRANT TO SUPPORT BUILDING TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE USVI

ACCELERATE VI AWARDED $50,000 SBA GRANT TO SUPPORT BUILDING TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE USVI
Published Friday, October 1, 2021

ACCELERATE VI AWARDED $50,000 SBA GRANT TO SUPPORT BUILDING TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE USVI ST. CROIX - The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced on Friday that their tech accelerator program, Accelerate VI, was selected as a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC).

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE THIRD COHORT OF USVI BASED TECH STARTUP ACCELERATOR, ACCELERATE VI

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE THIRD COHORT OF USVI BASED TECH STARTUP ACCELERATOR, ACCELERATE VI
Published Wednesday, July 28, 2021

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE THIRD COHORT OF USVI BASED TECH STARTUP ACCELERATOR, ACCELERATE VI ST. CROIX - The University of the Virgin Island’s (UVI) Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced today that applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of Accelerate VI (AVI), a startup accelerator which supports the growth of the local tech ecosystem by helping tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the USVI. The program seeks to attract companies not only in the territory, but also regionally, nationally, and beyond.

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RTPARK LAUNCHES TWO NEW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES - VISTA+ AND ACCELERATE VI’S PRE-ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

RTPARK LAUNCHES TWO NEW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES - VISTA+ AND ACCELERATE VI’S PRE-ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
Published Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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UVI RTPARK SHARES EXCITING PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

UVI RTPARK SHARES EXCITING PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Published Wednesday, June 16, 2021

BETWEEN THE LAUNCH OF VISTA+ AND THE UPCOMING SHOWCASE FOR OUR ACCELERATE VI PRE-ACCELERATOR COHORT, WE ARE READY TO SHARE WHAT'S NEW! SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING!

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THE USVI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PARK RECEIVES EDO OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

THE USVI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PARK RECEIVES EDO OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Published Monday, October 19, 2020

The USVI Research and Technology Park Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council The U.S. Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Corporation (RTPark) – an independent affiliate of the University of the Virgin Islands—this week received the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Organization (EDO) of the Year award.  The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which gathers over 1,400 economic development professionals from around the country. 

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PRESS RELEASE: RTPARK APPROVES 10 COMPANIES TO DATE FOR FY2020 DESPITE COVID CHALLENGES

PRESS RELEASE: RTPARK APPROVES 10 COMPANIES TO DATE FOR FY2020 DESPITE COVID CHALLENGES
Published Tuesday, August 25, 2020

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands August 25, 2020 - The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced the steady attraction and activation of new technology companies in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic with a total of 10 new firms reviewed and approved by its Board of Directors over the course of Fiscal Year 2020 thus far. Nine of the ten activated companies have been approved since March when the territory began their public response to the novel coronavirus disease.  RTPark Executive Director & CEO Peter H. Chapman said that the organization’s team has been very aggressive in their business attraction efforts prior to and during the pandemic which has translated into the RTPark hitting key performance indicators and goals.

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Client Testimonials

Our firm, The RainTree Group, came into the UVI RT Park program in 2018.  We didn't have much experience in the USVI and followed the advice of the wonderful RT Park staff and other RT Park tenants.  The application process was transparent and straightforward.   The simple concept of the Park is mutual benefit - your company gets some tax incentives that allows you to grow your business more quickly and the USVI and UVI gets additional tax base, employment opportunities, and scholarships for deserving students.  The business environment and life in the USVI is slower paces and less stressful as the mainland, and without question the biggest business hurdle is communications, so find an office location where you have investigated the broadband options. Come and join us, you won't regret it!

James Salter, VosCom dba The RainTree Group

We have been part of the RT-Park program for almost three years now.  The application process was straight forward and we had plenty of dialogue and feedback prior to our approval.  My only regret is we didn’t do this sooner.  It is satisfying  knowing that we are partners with UVI and enabling the education of the next generation .  We also love living in the USVI.  People are warm and welcoming and the pace of life is amazing healthy.  Most days it feels like a working vacation.

Andy Hemmert, President , HRMT, LLC

There are many unique treasures to living here. I’ve discovered a passion for mountain biking. My children have learned to sail. With a small community, you get to know people quickly. We found they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When considering the move, a top concern was the children’s education. We found a quality school our kids love, with a dedicated faculty. In fairness there is an adjustment period. You learn to navigate island life, master shipping logistics, get to know a new culture, and take in some of the most beautiful ocean views in the world.

David Thompson, Exigo

In January 2012 my business was underway as a Tech Park entity. It has been a wonderful seven years. The Tech Park has always been supportive, easy to do business with, and is making a positive impact on the islands. The Tech Park organization is professional and efficient. They have created a friendly business environment that has been a pleasure to work within and a great experience overall. I would encourage any eligible entity to consider joining us in the Tech Park.

Louise Stapleton, LNL Publishing