Incubator Program

Launch. Grow. Succeed.

The Business Incubator Center offers an intensive, five-year business support program that accelerates the successful development of start-ups and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of industry-specific resources and services.

Businesses accepted into the Incubator Program are housed on campus with direct access to business consultants and workshops, regular financial and business reviews, and networking opportunities.

Client companies extend to all types of industries, including manufacturing, service, and those needing flexible office space, and are spread throughout the 35,000 square-foot mixed-use space on 46 acres right outside of downtown Grand Junction, Colorado.

What is the Incubator Program?

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A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

ELIGIBILITY

Is this Program for You?

BIC provides services to a wide range of entrepreneurs. To apply for the Incubator Program, an applicant business must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a business startup
  • Be a company that has undergone substantial change in ownership or business model within one year of application date
  • Be a home-based business that is ready to transition to a professional environment

TENANT TESTIMONIAL

JT Crane Service

“The Business Incubator has been essential to the success of my crane business, including helping with my bookkeeping and building my web presence. I highly recommend the Leading Edge class for anyone interested in starting a new business. Without the Incubator, it would have been difficult, at best, to get my business off the ground. But, with their help, my crane business continues to grow and thrive, and I’m going into year three of my success story.”

– Jeff Thornton, JT Crane Service

Helping businesses grow & thrive since 1987

TENANT TESTIMONIAL

Seeds Trust

“The Business Incubator Center has been the perfect new home for Seeds Trust in the Grand Valley. The resources available at the Incubator have helped us manage our significant growth through 2020 and we’ve been able to hire our first new seed apprentice! We have benefited from the Incubator’s enthusiastic support as we plan to build a greenhouse and raised beds on campus this Spring. As our small business continues to grow, we are grateful to have the guidance of the Incubator to help keep financially organized, learn new skills to keep our business practices developing, and keep a long-term vision in mind for our business and the impact it can have on our community.”

– Julia Coffey & Alisha Wenger, Seeds Trust

APPLICATION PROCESS

Your Next Steps

Interested companies may apply to join the Incubator Program by following the steps below. BIC management team will evaluate all businesses based on their application packet and suitability to the program.

How To Apply

  1. Meet with Incubator Program Director to discuss business, Incubator Program, and tour campus/available space.
  2. Complete Program Application Packet and pay $45 application fee.

Application Packet includes:

    • Program Application
    • Complete Business Plan
    • 1 Year Projected Cash Flow Statement
    • Credit Check Completed
    • Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State

Upon acceptance into the Incubator Program, your business will need to provide proof of $1M General Liability Insurance and an ownership agreement.

Visit our Resource Library for business planning and cash flow templates.

Ready to Apply? 

Click the button below to start the application process. Our Incubator Program Director will contact you to schedule a meeting.

Request a Meeting

Launch and grow your business here.

Learn more about the Incubator Program by downloading the summary sheet.

download incubator program summary


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