How to Connect with the UCF Business Incubation Program
Joining the UCF Business Incubation Program and taking advantage of valuable university partnerships is easy and straightforward. Applications to the Program are reviewed on an on-going basis and entry is granted to qualified businesses
Apply in Four Simple Steps
The UCF Business Incubation Program makes it simple to get business incubation help. Take advantage of a community of support from peers, educational resources tailored to emerging businesses and affordable, cutting-edge facilities.
You can join this business development program in four simple steps:
- Identify the incubation site you’re interested in applying to.
- Contact a site manager to see if your company qualifies and can benefit from the Program.
- Submit your Client Application if your company meets the requirements.
- Enroll in and complete the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Course.
UCF Business Incubator Sites throughout Central Florida
The UCF Business Incubation Program features multiple incubators located throughout the Central Florida region. With the exception of the photonics incubator, located at the main UCF campus, all incubators are mixed-use, which can accommodate a wide variety of businesses.
If you wish to take advantage of an on-site office, you must sign a lease prior to occupancy. If your company is approved for an off-site partnership, you must sign an Off-Site Client Agreement.
Connect with UCF Business Incubation Program Site Managers
To learn more about a valuable partnership, connect with a UCF Business Incubation Program site manager. You can discuss any additional questions you have before applying to the program.
"I consider it a great privilege to work with the UCF Incubator program and the Veteran’s Initiative. As a veteran-owned small business, I found it difficult to find mentors in business that didn’t cost a fortune. The guidance and tools I need to succeed are all provided, as well as the advice necessary to take my business to the next level. Thank you UCF Incubator!"
"I want to thank the UCF Business Incubator Program for their outstanding accomplishments in support of small business growth in Central Florida! The UCF Small Business Incubation Program is absolutely vital to the growth of business, local employment, tax revenue, personal achievement and support of UCF graduates into the workforce. I believe that our business would not be as successful without them!"
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"UCF BIP has given me the resources and connections I need to grow my business into new markets. It's an incredibly valuable resource for new entrepreneurs."
"Joining the incubator was a real ‘eye-opener’. . . it has really helped us focus on building our organization as well as in positioning ourselves in becoming the market leaders in our industry. Our access to resources from networking with other start-ups to legal, finance, HR, market research, and operational support is tremendous and invaluable. Thanks to the UCF incubator team for making things happen for us. . . it’s almost unreal. I don’t think you can get this level of support and knowledge anywhere else."
"The UCF Business Incubator has helped us grow and become successful as a technology company that focuses on STEM."
"When I was first introduced to the UCF Incubator program I could immediately see the benefits to entrepreneurs. For over 3 years, Jim & Jessica have always assisted us with introductions & requests. I believe we have received invaluable benefits for the small expense as a client. Great people, great program. Thank you UCF!"
"The networking aspect of the incubator program is the most valuable asset they could offer, they have given ISR numerous opportunities to show case our capabilities to discuss real business options with both large and small businesses. "
"We truly believe in the importance of a collaborative and supportive environment in which innovation and business can grow and flourish. One such environment is offered through the dedicated and tireless efforts of many at the UCF Technology and Business incubator. Ideas and teams are nurtured, becoming solid businesses and true industry game changers! "
"I would like to thank the UCF Incubator program for an outstanding job. There is an almost limitless amount of excellent quality resources available from the program and I would recommend the program to anyone."
"The Incubator has been amazing at adapting to our changing needs and fostering our growth. In fact, as we grow the Incubator grows with us!"
"The UCF Business Incubation Program has been instrumental in aligning Athena-Tek to succeed by offering key strategic alliance opportunities, guidance and motivation. The Program's professional and talented team has been very responsive to our many organizational, tactical, and business development queries. "
"UCF Business Incubation Program personnel are your best friends in business because they truly care about, and contribute to your success. From their years of success in helping businesses grow and prosper, they have the answers, support, and referrals on-hand and ready, even before I can determine my questions and needs."
"The UCFBIP at the Central Florida Research Park has been a rich and fertile business community for developing and growing my Small Business. The UCFBIP has provided many collaborative business opportunities that can combine technologies and services to create great business opportunities to be pursued for which I am thankful. "
"The UCF Incubation Program was just what I was looking for when deciding how to grow my business! They’ve provided not only a fertile environment for true entrepreneurship but have given me access to valuable resources I would not have had access to otherwise."