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About Cross Timbers

The Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator helps companies find contracts for work with local, state and federal governments. Our mission is to increase the number of contracts awarded to companies in our county service area resulting in increased revenue and jobs in those areas. Based at the University of Texas at Arlington, we provide one-on-one counseling, events, and up-to-date research in everything that has to do with selling to government agencies.

Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator is expected to seek out and assist Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB),Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business Concerns (HUBZone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs).

During the fiscal year 2021, Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator:

  • Accomplished 1,187 counseling hours
  • Welcomed 691 new clients
  • Assisted in the awarding of 1,400 contracts valued at $167,199,392.00

Similar to our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partners, Cross Timbers maintains detailed counseling records on all client activities. Cross Timbers also functions within the terms and conditions of its contract with the Department of Defense and that of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator operates under the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. 


Cross Timbers serves as a North Texas APEX Accelerator. This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Dpartment of Defense. The purpose of the APEX Accelerator program is to help the Department of Defense satisfy its needs for goods and services by increasing competition in the private sector.

The cooperative agreement with DOD is matched with funds from the University of Texas at Arlington and Third Party Contributors. The Third Party Contributors for this contract year include Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., L3Harris Technologies and Southwest Airlines. Click here for a complete list of our Third Party Contributors.

The content of any written materials, or verbal communications of the APEX Accelerator, does not necessarily reflect the official view of, or imply endorsement by, DOD or DLA, UTA, or Third Party Contributors.


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Shelia Birdow 

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 James Rollins

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Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator at The UTA Research institute

7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S.
Fort Worth, Texas 76118

Office: 817-272-5978
Fax: 817-272-5977

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