York Duncan has been with the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), developer of the Texas Research Park in San Antonio, Texas, since 1990, initially overseeing infrastructure development and new construction. In 1998 he was appointed President of TRTF.
York is experienced in environmental resource management, business development, commercial real estate, construction management, and economic development. He served on the Association of University Research Parks Board as its Treasurer, and currently serves on the Westside 211 Special Improvement District Board, the UTSA College of Sciences Advisory Council, the UTSA Commercialization Council, and the Alamo Area Academies Board.
York was a founding member of the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative, a city-funded community-wide technology and bioscience accelerator, spinning it off out of TRTF as a stand-alone non-profit in 2005. He has been intimately involved in the incubation and growth of start-up bioscience and technology enterprises, and instrumental in the development and construction of several research facility projects in the Research Park, including a $3.2 million FDA-validated cGMP pilot drug manufacturing facility.
In 2010, he was involved in structuring a partnership with the City, County, and the two UT components to bring InCube Labs, a science-based business incubator and developer, to San Antonio. In the process, TRTF created The Texas Technology Development Center (T3DC), a subsidiary of TRTF, which manages the McDermott Pre-Seed Investment Fund and the T3DC business accelerator, focused on starting and growing the bioscience and emerging technology industry clusters. To date, McDermott Fund has made 5 investments in start-up ventures, 3 of which are spinouts of the UT Health Science Center and UTSA.
Currently York is leading an effort to develop an economic develop focused Water Technology Accelerator, Accelerate H2O, to act as a clearinghouse for Texas water-related technology development and commercialization.
David Clark joined T3DC in June of 2013 as its Director of Investment Services. In this capacity David works directly with both entrepreneurs and potential investors in preparing ventures for possible investment activity by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
David returned to his native San Antonio after a 15 year hiatus in Washington, DC and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining T3DC, David served as the Director of Investment Services for Startech and also had primary responsibility for working with applicants for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. David has worked with applicants and the Governor’s staff on ETF matters since 2006.
Prior to his return to San Antonio in 2006, David had a 25 year professional career in a number senior sales & marketing management positions with such companies as IBM/Tivoli, PeopleSoft, and TRW. Additionally, David was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the French biometrics giant SAGEM Morpho. Among these companies was an 8 year period with San Antonio based Datapoint Corporation.
In all David’s positions his responsibilities included not only management of sales and marketing operations; but, also, strategic and tactical control of new product initiatives, product launches, and marketing logistics. David’s broad based sales & marketing background in a variety of markets and products brings real-world experience to the process of launching new ventures based on innovative technologies.
David holds a B.A. and J.D. from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of Schertz-Cibolo High School here in the San Antonio area.