Coastal Bend Innovation Center

Business Development Programs

Are you ready to CHALLENGE your innovative idea?
The pre-incubation program addresses the pre and early seed stages of a business venture. Through 8 sessions of deep mentoring and coaching the Innovation Center helps clients determine their potential and viability behind their innovative idea. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients validate ideas, recognize challenges and opportunities, identify customer segments, competitive advantages, and design a business strategy.

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Are you ready to LAUNCH your business idea?
The incubation program is designed to assist clients in the early stage of development. The incubation process is a customized approach to fill gaps and needs of our clients in four main activities of a business venture: business concept, customer relations, operations, and organization. Once accepted into the Incubation program our clients will have access to our support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships. Depending on the industry an incubation process can last 8 months to 3 years, or longer depending on the industry.

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Are you ready to EXPAND your business?
Once the client has developed a product and has a customer base it qualifies for the acceleration program. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients unlock their full potential and prepares them for long-term market success. Through the acceleration program, the Innovation Center provides clients with need specific resources that help them push their business venture to the next level.

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Are you ready to ESTABLISH your business?
Post-Graduate program is designed for companies that have graduated from the Innovation Center's programs. Support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships are made available to our post-graduate clients. Our graduates serve as role models for the participants within the business incubation program and are an example of our success in being an innovative force within the Coastal Bend business community.

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Are you ready to EXPLORE a new market?
The soft-landing program is designed to support business ventures that relocate or branch into the Coastal Bend region. This includes, but it is not limited to, foreign companies as well as those from other regions of the nation. We offer to conduct feasibility studies to help these companies test the market in terms of competitiveness, demand, and regulations before making further investment.

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SPACE
The co-working space is designed to provide an inspiring, creative, flexible, and comfortable working environment for students and professionals to explore ideas in entrepreneurship. It offers a solution to the isolation that professional freelancers experience while working at home. The co-working space provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the entrepreneurial community.