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Do You Qualify?

The Innovation Center offers your early stage company a complete support system to reduce risk and assist you in developing sustainable business practices.  Full incubation includes our startup services plus office or lab space.  Our new Virtual Client Membership includes many of the same services but without a dedicated office. 


The membership process is competitive. To meet the minimum requirements, you must have a technology-based idea, a product with growth potential, and/or be an early stage startup company.




Rather than have you spend hours filling out paperwork, we want to begin the process with a conversation. To start this process, contact our Client Services Manager & Executive Coach.


The  next step is a meeting where our team will assess your needs and make recommendations about the resources your startup needs to become successful, even if we are not the right fit for your business.


If the Innovation Center is deemed a good fit, you will be invited to submit a full application. The application will ask about your product, market, team, value proposition, resources needed, and several basic building blocks necessary for success.


The Director and Associate Director will review your application and schedule an interview with you to determine your qualifications. In order to get the most out of your time here at the IC, a set of requirements has been put into place that lays the foundation for positive outcomes including:

  • being coachable by showing your willingness to put forth effort toward growing your business

  • being open to working with Innovation Center staff

  • establishing sound business practices such as an accounting system, an online presence and plans for building out a strong team

  • commitment to coaching assistance from the IC staff within monthly or quarterly scheduled meetings

Finally, if selected, you will meet with our administrative staff to complete a lease and service agreement along with other necessary paperwork.

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