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Santa Clarita Business Incubator Promotes Entrepreneurship

Explore the Business Incubator and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Post Date:09/05/2017 3:06 PM

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is seeking creative and technology focused entrepreneurs for the Santa Clarita Business Incubator program. Proposals from interested entrepreneurs for a three-year tenancy are being accepted until Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

The mission of the Santa Clarita Business Incubator is to stimulate economic growth through entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Businesses that are chosen for the program will become business incubator tenants from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020.

The business incubator is located in the heart of the City’s Arts and Entertainment District of Old Town Newhall, at 22704 9th Street. This offers tenants a strategic place in a diverse neighborhood surrounded by other unique and growing businesses. Since the business incubator opened its doors in 2014, four new companies have been created and 14 jobs have been added to the local economy. Tenants receive the following benefits while participating in the program:

  • One-on-One Professional Consulting Services customized to the entrepreneurs’ needs to achieve growth.
  • Workshops at no cost for the entrepreneur and his or her team on a variety of topics.
  • Mentorship relationships with industry professionals and community leaders.
  • Additional Resources including access to professional incubator and business organizations.

Interested companies must be in either the creative or technology industries and in the start-up or innovation stage to be eligible for the business incubator. Businesses must also have the resources to operate for at least six months from the start of the program and at least one employee on-site at the incubator on a regular basis. To be considered, entrepreneurs must submit an application and attend a personal interview and pitch session with the incubator management team.

To learn more about the Santa Clarita Business Incubator and how your business can apply for the program, plan to attend one of the upcoming information sessions on September 19, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. or on September 22 from 10:00 – 11 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. To RSVP, please email dcovert@santa-clarita.com. Additional information on the program can be found at ThinkSantaClarita.com.

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