Business Incubation


For nearly 20 years, our incubation program has produced successful companies by providing them with:

  • Education – Seminars and workshops tailored to meet members’ needs
  • Mentoring – Coaching and advice from professionals and experts
  • Community – Valuable connections and friendships

We accept applications on a rolling basis, get in touch with us today.

"The Incubator has been seminal to our success and growth. The ability to have resources in close proximity to the university has laid the foundation for our growth."

-  Demi Garvin, Forensic Science Network




Learn by doing.

This hands-on immersion program is based on the principles of the lean startup made popular by Steve Blank and Eric Ries. Participants are taught that their ideas are a set of assumptions that need to be tested. You bring the ideas - we provide the framework, ask questions, and hold you accountable.


"The only reason you wouldn't do this is if you aren't serious about your startup."

Moultrie Ball, RumbleLab

"The absolute #1 best thing about LaunchPad was the push to get me out of my comfort zone and meet face to face with my prospects and customers."

- Jan Pinnington, Healthy Hands Cooking

"What I loved about LaunchPad was that it helped me go from indecision to decision based upon actual data & testing in real time."

- Corey Jackson, Qwerkz



CoLAB is our cowork community for everyone.

CoLAB is a shared work space where free lancers, developers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals can connect with each other and be part of the larger Incubator community of entrepreneurs.

Your monthly subscription of $80 includes:

  • 8AM - 5PM access, Monday - Friday
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Print, copy, scan
  • Breakroom with microwave, fridge, free coffee
  • Reserved conference rooms
  • Free networking events, seminars, and workshops
  • Free parking

"Working in CoLAB gives me office space in downtown Columbia, close to the majority of my clients. My membership has been crucial to making connections with new clients and Columbia's entrepreneurial community." 

- Christina Goodman, Artvark Creative