Let’s take your business to new heights.

Incubator Program

We help turn ideas into fully-functioning businesses by providing funding resources, collabortation, strategy and coaching. Our incubator program is $90/month for up to 2 years.

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Strategy & Coaching

Let us help you plan your business strategically. We’ll help you set goals and give you tactics to help tackle those big goals in the most effective ways.

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Monthly technical Work

We’ll help you with 3-5 hours of technical work per month. This could be anything from helping you with your financials to implementing marketing and strategy.

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Quarterly Meetings

We’ll set you up with a team of experts to help keep you on the right path to success. We’ll help set your goals then keep you accountable to smash your goals and develop your business.

 
 

How it Works

You send us an application HERE. We look over your application and see where we can help, our plan of attack & if we can get you funding. We then do the following:

Program Benefits

  • Hand-picked advisory board for each client

  • Metrics to measure your progress

  • Possible Interns from Baker College and SC4

  • Access to Lawrence Technological University's collaboratory

  • Eligibility to apply for Automation Alley's 7 C's Program

  • Assistance with finding funding and customers

  • Entrepreneurial and business training

  • Network of resources and other support

  • Access to The Underground conference areas & databases

  • Business Counseling 

 

What People Say

As one of the first occupants of The Underground business incubator program, it’s safe to say “it works!”, and it’s only getting better year after year. Our roots in the incubator program gave us many assets we continue to benefit from to this day... the facility, functions, resources, education, connections, networking and most importantly the friendships have all paved the way to our success and continue to be a part of our journey. The depth of resources and connections with groups like the EDA, Community Foundation, SBDC, SBA, Automation Alley, BAF, and key community figures cannot be overlooked as they are all team advocates for our continued success. Not only is the incubator program a part of our extended team, it’s also part of our story and our success.
— Smart Shelf
 

Payments

Please do not make any payments before you fill out our application and get accepted.

Incubator Program Monthly- $90

 

Incubation Quarterly Fee- $270

 

Incubation Semi-Annual - $540

 

Incubation Annual- $1080