Monthly Archives: September 2021

Texas Blockchain Council establishes its headquarters in the Richardson Innovation Quarter

New addition to The IQ® fosters Richardson’s continued momentum as a collaborative technology hub

RICHARDSON, Texas – Aug. 3, 2021 – Joining the growing list of companies focused on driving innovation in North Texas, the Texas Blockchain Council has established its headquarters in the Richardson Innovation Quarter – also known as the Richardson IQ® or The IQ®. The organization’s new offices will be located at The Drawing Board, a state-of-the-art co-working facility at 1900 Jay Ell Drive. The Drawing Board reflects the collaborative nature of The IQ®, offering the Texas Blockchain Council the opportunity to network and build relationships with other technology-focused companies, institutions and industry leaders. “We are excited to welcome the Texas Blockchain Council to Richardson and look forward to the continued contributions that this rapidly growing and evolving industry group will add to The IQ’s momentum as a home for commercially impactful technology,” said Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker. “By establishing its headquarters in The IQ®, the Texas Blockchain Council will further boost the credentials and capabilities of our dynamic innovation ecosystem.”

A nonprofit industry association representing the Texas business community, the Texas Blockchain Council has a mission to promote blockchain technology initiatives that drive growth and benefit the citizens of Texas. Member companies, many of whom are also located in the Richardson IQ, comprise a variety of industries connected to blockchain technology. Working together with its members, the Texas Blockchain Council advocates for blockchain-centric policies that will facilitate Texas as the leading location for blockchain innovation. In addition, members of the Council also act as subject-matter experts on topics related to blockchain and virtual currency.

“With our focus on making Texas a leader in blockchain innovation, it was a natural fit for us to select the Drawing Board located in the Richardson Innovation Quarter for our first office,” said Texas Blockchain Council President Lee Bratcher. “Several of our member companies are headquartered in the area, and The IQ® is located in Senate District 8, also home to one of our blockchain industry legislative champions, Senator Angela Paxton. We are excited to participate in the growth of The IQ® as it continues to attract tech talent to the region.”

About the Richardson Innovation Quarter

The Richardson Innovation Quarter, also known simply as Richardson IQ® or The IQ®, is a 1,200-acre urban hub in Richardson, Texas, with a rich heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship. As Texas’ premier tech hub, The IQ is the City of Richardson’s living laboratory for big ideas and groundbreaking technology. The IQ today is home to technology-related start-ups, corporate research and development, manufacturers, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, restaurants, entrepreneurs, designers, researchers, inventors, educators and students.

With over 19,000 workers and more than 1,000 businesses, The IQ spurs the creativity and collaboration that drives innovation and growth. For more information, visit

About the Richardson Economic Development Partnership

The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), a joint effort of the City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving local economy by attracting new investment and jobs through marketing, recruitment and working with existing employers. The REDP offers numerous services to companies considering expansion or relocation to the Telecom Corridor® area, including international and domestic business relocation assistance and professional service provider referrals, site selection, broker and real estate referrals, cost of business analyses, incentives, partner and executive introductions, tours and city information. For more information, visit

Source: Richardson Economic Development Partnership

TDB News – September 2021

Member Spotlight

Texas Blockchain Council

Please tell us about yourself:
Lee Bratcher: I was born in Austin and moved to Dallas about 15 years ago. Except for a stint in the Army, I have lived in Texas all of my life. My wife and I have two kids and we live in Richardson!

A brief overview of your line of work:
I founded the Texas Blockchain Council about two years ago. We are making Texas a leader in blockchain innovation through public policy research, educating legislators, conducting business development for our member companies, and attracting VC funds and entrepreneurs to Texas.

Why The Drawing Board?
We selected the Drawing Board because of the hospitable environment, the incredible aesthetics of the space, and the fact that it is located in the Richardson Innovation Quarter.  

A quote that you like or live by:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK

To learn more, please visit:

Lee Bratcher
Texas Blockchain Council
1900 Jay Ell Drive
Richardson, TX 75081

Virtual/In-Person Meetups

9/1/21- Women in Leadership: How to strategize and plan for the future
Wednesday, September 1st @ 11:30- 1:00pm

9/1/21- Business Network
* Wednesday, September 1st @ 7:15- 8:30am 

9/9/21- Hacking Autism Hack-a-thon
Thursday, September 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

The Drawing Board
9/2/21- Richardson Evening Toastmasters
*Tuesday @ 6:45 pm

9/7/21 BNI Rich Referrals
*Tuesday @ 8:15 am-9:45 am

9/23/21- The IQ Brew: Dr. David Lary, The Unversity of Texas at Dallas
Thursday, September 23 @ 8:30 am- 10:00 am

9/29/21 Network75 Connections Event
Wednesday, September 29th @ 5:00 pm

9/14/21- Data Privacy: It Matters with Cat Allen
Tuesday, September 14th @ 6:30 pm

9/1/21- Richardson/Plano Networkers
*Wednesday, September 1st @ 11:30 am- 1:00pm

9/1/21– WAM (Women’s Alliance of McKinney)
*Wednesday, September 1st @ 9:15 am-10:15 am

9/8/21– LINKS Networking Meeting
*Wednesday, September 8th @ 7:15 am- 9:00 am

9/17/21- 5-Star Corporate Challenge
Friday, September 17th @ 8:00am

* Meets weekly

Happy Hour at TDB is BACK! 
Members! Come join us at 2pm every FRIDAY for a drink! 

Bring a Friend Happy Hour
3rd Friday of every month

Thank you to Texas Blockchain Council for sponsoring our happy hour!

New Members
Maverick Peterson
Tien Huynh

Upgraded Members
MaryGrace Anasco
Benjamin Gerald
Eric Reed

Company Spotlight Ad Space
If you would like to spotlight your company, please email us at for more information!

Renovations at TDB Underway!
Please forgive the noise and disarray (outside) as we continue our renovations. Next up will be:

Back Patio Build Out
Stay tuned for pictures

Septembers Birthdays

Jodi Cagle- 9/4
Jay Jayswal- 9/11
Lynn Pham- 9/18
Melissa Vasquez- 9/24
Mandy Quach- 9/27
Maverick Peterson- 9/29

Happy Birthday, Members!!

Any questions, comments, or inquiries please email us at

~ TDB Staff