Is Your Company Ready? Complete the Business Incubation Application

Application Process for UCF Incubation Program
Find out if you’re ready to take the next step with the UCF Business Incubation Program

Before completing your business incubation application, it’s important to know which site, or incubator, you would like to use. You should also determine the scalability of your business. Knowing these two business details in advance will help you in the application process. The Program helps a wide variety of companies, but all applicants must demonstrate their growth potential by first meeting several specific eligibility requirements.

Beginning Your Business Incubation Application

If you feel your company qualifies, create an account to access the application. The application consists of seven forms. Please complete all seven forms to the best of your ability. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted with an update regarding your application status and further instructions.

Application Process Requirements

In order to be eligible for consideration, an incubator client candidate must meet several application process requirements:

  • Be a for-profit business in a high-growth field
  • Have a product or service that can be commercialized within two years
  • Be in the early stages of business development
  • Demonstrate a strong market for products or services
  • Have potential for positive economic impact on the community through:
  • A technology, product or service deemed to have a high potential impact in the marketplace or community
  • The potential for rapid company growth and the associated creation of new high paying jobs
  • A positive impact on the tax base of local and state government
  • Plan to remain headquartered in Central Florida
  • Have the office of the President/CEO located in the incubator (unless you are an off-site applicant)
  • Have a basic business plan or a written description of the business and a financial forecast
  • Have a management team in place that has the ability to handle both the technical and managerial aspects of the business and is willing to seek and accept assistance from the Incubation Program and its network service providers
  • Be well-suited as a business to benefit from UCFBIP services, the business incubator environment and UCF's technical and business expertise
  • Have the ability to pay the Incubator's monthly rental fee for the intended term of occupancy, or monthly service fee for off-site status
  • Agree to participate in the incubator's business assistance programs and to cooperate in achieving the incubation program's mission
  • Complete UCFBIP's Excellence In Entrepreneurship Course, the EIE Course
  • Attend at least six (6) business incubation program educational seminars/workshops per year, chosen by the client from the monthly UCFBIP Client Calendar

Get Your Start with the UCF Business Incubation Program

Applying to the Business Incubation Program is cost and risk free. Just create your login for the program and complete the initial Client Application. Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and entry is granted to qualified businesses.


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