Tech jobs have always had growth potential in Texas. With NASA and the Air Force establishing their bases in Texas in the 1900s, the potential for growth had always existed. Cybersecurity and defense technology contractors had already been a part of the Texas scene for many years. In fact, technology and cybersecurity programs are taught as part of the Texas school curriculum as early as middle school. Texas higher education cybersecurity programs are among the top technology programs in the country. What this means for entrepreneurs and startup business owners is that the labor pool of innovative, technology-capable young people is vast and not yet tapped to its full potential.