Business Incubators & Accelerators
- Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen
The Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen is a commercial kitchen focused on food-based businesses. The incubator offers classes on topics from business planning to food regulations to marketing as well as time to develop and produce products in the shared kitchen.
- Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center
Strategically located near the main campuses of Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, the incubator offers 50,000 sq.ft. of prime, state-of-the-art space. Clients will enjoy customizable laboratory facilities for new product research and development activities, flexible office space and conference rooms. The facility provides clients with convenient access to world-leading clinicians and investigators along with all of GCIC’s business support services.
- Incubator at BioEnterprise
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow healthcare companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. The incubator at BioEnterprise is a starting point for high potential life science startups interested in a facility with access to fundamental amenities, including security, utility, and maintenance services, 24/7 access, docking facilities and more. The facility consists of two floors with office(s) and wet and dry lab space.
- Incubator at MAGNET
The Incubator at MAGNET works with early-stage, high growth potential technology start-ups. These are companies that are pre-revenue, and are targeting a market segment $1B or larger with innovative technology-based solutions. Further, given MAGNET’s overall commitment to the Manufacturing sector, the incubator more closely focuses on those start-ups whose technology is embedded in a product or process.
Flashstarts’ unique startup accelerator accepts 12 one-to-four person teams, swaps a $25,000 investment for 8% equity, and provides teams with hands-on coaching from its co-founders until a public Demo Day. Throughout a rigorous 12-week summer program, software startup teams leverage the talent of 20 interns and receive support from world-class mentors.
LaunchHouse aims to bridge the gap between technology and manufacturing with the launch of the first hardware accelerator in Ohio. Ten startups will receive $20,000 to achieve market validation and complete a prototype within 90 days. The program covers: customer development // prototyping // sourcing // design for manufacturing // packaging // supply chain // strategy // marketing // distribution // fundraising // financing // and more to increase a startup’s ability to achieve these milestones.
Formerly known as Blackstone LaunchPad, LaunchNET Kent State is the new name for entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation across campus. LaunchNET advisors help Kent State entrepreneurs & innovators from any major — including students, alumni, faculty and staff — bring ideas, inventions, and businesses to life through one-on-one meetings, events & workshops, connections to community resources, and competitions & funding.
JumpStart’s intensive technical assistance and business development services help entrepreneurs leading high potential, early stage companies establish and achieve value-creating growth milestones. Most often, JumpStart’s services prepare entrepreneurs to raise funding, either from our own fund or another capital source.