Co-work, Create and Collaborate at the Innovation Incubator

What is the [IN]?

  • The Innovation Incubator is a program to help local entrepreneurs develop their companies.   
  • Whether you're already in business or just have a great idea, we can help you.
  • We are both a co-working space and a business incubator dedicated to helping businesses and non-profits start up.
  • The Innovation Incubator is the only incubator in Flint focused on (but not limited to) social entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative economy-based ventures.  

Need help with your business?

1. Fill out a questionnaire about your business so we know how to help you.

2. IN staff will contact you to set up an in-person interview to discuss your idea.

3. Staff will assign homework to help your further your business concept to help you launch your idea.

Upcoming Events

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, February 18, 2:30-4 pm

UM-Flint Innovation Incubator will host attorneys from Fraser Clemens Martin Miller, including Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward.  Learn about:

  • Trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents
  • Patent information
  • IP for tech apps and graphic designers
  • Who retains ownership

At UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator
Northbank Center Room 235

Register Now

Jumpstart 9th Annual Entrepreneur Conference

Thursday, February 25, 8 am-1:30 pm
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre

The UM-Flint Innovation Incubator participates in this conference. Breakout sessions include: Finding and keeping talent; Branding for beginners; Inventors: Idea to market; Technology essentials; and Meet the lender. Keynote speaker Dan Crannie, owner of Signs by Crannie, will share his success story of how he turned a one-man sign shop into one of the largest sign companies in mid-Michigan. 

$20 fee for non-students, Register Now

With student ID, it’s only $5 to pre-register with Karena Hamlet at 810-600-1440 or email khamlet@flintandgenesee.org, or $10 at the door with student ID.

Pitch Clinic

Monday, March 7, 4:30-6:30 pm
At UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator

Let us help you prepare for upcoming business plan competitions!

Feeback will be given by Professors Paula Nas, Economics; Amy Gresock, School of Management; and Innovation Incubator staff. Refreshments will be provided.

Calendar for co-work space


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