ETX Innovation Center

ETX Innovation Center is a space dedicated to help Texans create, collaborate, and launch their ideas.

Workshops, Training, Conferences, & Retreats

We are located at 109 South Washington Street in Beckville, Texas, but we also offer workshops on-the-go!

We are only 30 minutes from Longview and Marshall and only 60 minutes away from Shreveport, LA, Nacogdoches, and Tyler. Take a short drive to Beckville, Texas to learn a new skill and/or launch your business and return to your hometown with a WEALTH of ideas and ongoing support from the ETX Innovation Center. If you are flying to the area, the nearest airports are Longview (GGG), Shreveport (SHV), and Tyler (TYR). You can also take Amtrak to East Texas and rent a car for a day trip to our location.

Why the ETX Innovation Center is AMAZING!

Workshops designed to help you become a better entrepreneur or professional

Get ready to grow with our workshops on topics including marketing, sales, social media, and more.

Community events

Get to know your community members Community Conversations and Board Game Nights.

Shared workspace

Need a space to work, but don't want to purchase office space? We've got you covered. ETX Innovation Center features a variety of workspaces that are first come, first served.

A place to start or grow your side hustle or business without distractions

Sometimes growing your business from home can be a challenge. Television and household responsibilities can make it tough to fit in a few hours for your business. Even well-meaning coworkers can make work time unproductive for employees. ETX Innovation Center may be just what you need to focus on your goals.

A community of likeminded entrepreneurs and professionals

Many first-time and experienced entrepreneurs work independently without employees. Also, being an entrepreneur or professional is not easy. Having a community of people around you also working to achieve their goals can help you stay motivated. Community members may also have skills or knowledge that can help you in your business.

Networking to grow your business or side hustle

In order to grow your business or side hustle, you are going to have to get your business in front of other people. Expanding your network through the ETX Innovation Center may help you get more leads and sales.

Free Wi-Fi

Bring your laptop and brainstorm your idea or communicate with customers with our Wi-Fi.

We Have Federal and State Certifications

Academic Workshops is a SBA-Certified:

Minority Owned Business (Woman Owned Business, Black American Owned)

Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business

Academic Workshops is also certified in the State of Texas (Historically Under-Utilized Business) as a Woman-Owned and Black-Owned Business.