Select the tab below that best describes you to find out what services the Innovation Incubator can offer.

Students

Services for UM-Flint Students

  • Co-work and meeting space for up to 24 people
  • Free wi-fi access
  • White boards, projector and projector screen available
  • Business reference library and social enterprise periodicals
  • Business planning assistance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free business development workshops
  • Dedicated office space for student businesses

James Thigpen Jr., Innovation Incubator Graduate
Video created by current tenant business, Euro Effex

Community

Services for Community Members

  • Co-work and meeting space for up to 24 people
  • Free wi-fi access
  • White boards, projector and projector screen available
  • Business reference library and social enterprise periodicals
  • Business planning assistance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free business development workshops

"The incubator has helped me tremendously by providing work space for my client consultations and team meetings regularly. They even help to connect me with community resources and other businesses. I am so thankful for the incubator and all the wonderful staff!" 

- Kala Santrese, Owner of Fannie Lucille

Faculty

Services for UM-Flint Faculty

  • The Co-work space can be used as a classroom and meeting space for up to 24 students
  • Staff can speak to your class about [IN] resources- either a brief introduction or longer discussion
  • White boards, wi-fi, projector and projector screen available
  • Faculty can be hired as business mentors for small business owners
  • Business planning assistance with your own entrepreneurial venture
  • Free business development workshops
  • A place to refer students interested in starting their own businesses

"For the past year I have held a weekly 'open lab' session in the [IN] for students in the Educational Technology master's program.  During this time students might be working on team projects, consulting with me individually or in groups, or working on their own, and the space has been wonderfully flexible for all of these activities.  It also has the feel of a workspace rather than a classroom, which fits the spirit of the program perfectly."

- Dr. Jeff Kupperman, Adjunct Associate Professor in Education Department