Bob Bridge, Founder and Executive Director of the Southwest Angel Network, has spent decades learning and developing ways to make start-up companies successful. He has over 30 years of start-up experience, among those years are 17 as a founder or executive and 15 as a mentor and advisor. If there is anyone who knows the skills and holds the knowledge to make a company successful, it is Bob Bridge.

Mentor Monday - Bob Bridge

For the past three years, Bridge has been directing an angel network that connects investors with social impact start-up ventures, working to make the world a better place by encouraging the application of human and financial capital to address significant societal challenges. The Southwest Angel Network is composed of individuals who possess the desire to make the world a better place. Bridge states “we can have the most significant impact by funding for-profit start-up companies who are building sustainable businesses.”

As a mentor and advisor, he provides assistance in an abundance of areas such as market validation, fundraising, business strategy, and team building. He has spoken at various social impact accelerators; IncubatorCTX was fortunate enough to have him speak on the topic of funding last October. Since 2008, Bridge has helped teach the Austin Rice Alliance Entrepreneur Workshop. This is an 11-week course focusing on how to start and grow a successful business.

Bridge holds a BA in Mathematical Sciences from Rice University and a PhD in Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Due to his extensive experience in founding and leading early-stage technology start-up companies to victorious exits, Bob Bridge is a great resource for IncubatorCTX members. He can be contacted through email at

If you are an IncubatorCTX member and are interested in mentorship contact: or 512.313.5115

Written by Kinsley Fisher

IncubatorCTX helps startups and early stage companies grown and succeed.  Our goal is to promote innovation and impact in Northwest Austin along the HWY 620 corridor.  We are located on the campus of Concordia University amidst 400 acres of Hill country preserve.

Incubator CTX members have 24/7 access to vibrant co-working space alongside other entrepreneurs.  IncubatorCTX is much more than a co-working space; our members also benefit from a network of mentors, entrepreneurial programming, classes, events, and access to faculty and student workers.

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