A place to co-work, create and collaborate

What is the [IN]?

  • The Innovation Incubator is a program of University Outreach.
  • Staff help people start local businesses and non-profits.
  • The co-working space is open to the public, free of charge.
  • Free workshops are offered periodically.
  • This is the only incubator in Flint focused on (but not limited to) social entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative economy-based ventures.



Upcoming Events

[IN] on the Road Sessions

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village [Session is Full]

Meet: February 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15
Graduation Ceremony: March 16

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Meet: April 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17​
Graduation Ceremony: May 24

Be Investable

March 20, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Ferris Wheel, Third Floor

Planning for Success in Your Business & Beyond

An Overview of Business Planning from Start-up to Retirement

Thursday, March 29, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 am

Ferris Wheel

Reflection and Entrepreneurialism

April 3, 2018
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Part of the Liberal Learning as Entrepreneurialism community forum series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development. 

OppARTunities: Recognize Them & Create Your Own

Friday, April 6, 2018
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ferris Wheel, Downtown Flint

[IN] in the News

Social Work Class Helps Create Neighborhood-Scale Businesses

University Outreach’s Innovation Incubator staff has been working with the social work students, not only to explain some of the necessary components of a successful business but also to teach them how to help residents build their own business model and create a start-up cost analysis that will help community members prepare to launch their ventures.

Entrepreneur Links Business, Charity at UM-Flint Incubator

Adil Mohammed began using the Innovation Incubator co-work space to run his software development business. He hired Charles Herzog, a UM-Flint senior majoring in computer science, to develop new healthcare software products.  Mohammed was invited to base his start-up business, Med+IT Systems LLC, out of the Incubator.

Art Student Opens Business at UM-Flint Incubator

Joe Hipkins, currently he a senior at UM-Flint, says, “I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by smart, intelligent and creative people to guide me through the process of starting and running my own business. Starting JH Design LLC has had a significantly positive impact on my education. I feel more prepared for life after graduation from UM-Flint.”

The Innovation Incubator is a program of the Office of University Outreach