Psst…Apply For a Scholarship!
For a limited time only, the Hannah Grimes Center is awarding up to 10 scholarships to our incubator program, valued at $1,600 each. The scholarship can be applied to the cost of the program, which includes full-time office space.
If you’d like to learn more, send us an email and we can provide you with additional information!
As an entrepreneur and business owner, you’re driven, creative, and talented. You recognize how difficult it can be to navigate the many obstacles to success. From that first inventory purchase to hiring your first employee, a world of unknowns impede your progress (and confidence). You’re constantly balancing today’s concerns with notions of the future, feeling overwhelmed all the while.
Our incubator is a place where you can leverage your energy in a supportive environment to propel your business forward. Entrepreneurs in our incubator will not only be successful, but feel more confident in their new venture.
What is an incubator?
Business incubators, as defined by InBIA, “nurture the development of entrepreneurial companies, helping them survive and grow during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable.” Incubators offer a foundation for starting businesses of all types to learn, grow, and be successful.
Incubator at Hannah Grimes
Our incubator, designed after nationally-proven models, accelerates the growth and viability of beginning companies by providing affordable access to professional programs and resources, including business plan development, growth planning, goal setting, and overcoming common obstacles to success. Whether you need help with your finances, operations, or simply staying on track, we’re here to help.
In the incubator, you meet monthly with our staff as well as with the group of other entrepreneurs in the incubator. We’ll cover finances, strategy, organizational development, social media, personal development, and whatever else you need! You’ll have the community you need to find the resources to succeed.
Entrepreneurs in our incubator report monthly in one-on-one meetings on their goals and finance, providing an opportunity to discuss, review, and address potential concerns. We help you create and update your business plan, review and understand your financial statements, and set strategic goals.
Every dollar counts when you’re starting a business. That’s why we offer a single monthly rate that includes program fees, private office space, and the shared resources of our facility, including access to high speed wi-fi, a printer, a kitchen, conference rooms, and a shower. We help ensure you have the space to succeed!
Part Time: $100/month for 30 hours of office use*
Full Time: $275-$400/month, depending on office size and location
For either arrangement, the program fee includes free wi-fi and access to our shared resources (printer, kitchen, and shower). The full time arrangement also includes free tuition to one of our Master Series programs.
*please note that the scholarship does not apply to part time participation in the incubator
Part vs. Full Time
The incubator is offered as a part time and full time program. The only difference is the type of space you rent!
Part time includes 30 hours per month in a shared office space, while full time is your own, lockable office space.
How to Apply
- Schedule a meeting with HG Staff to tour the space!
- Fill out the application and email to email@example.com. There is for profit application and a nonprofit application. Be sure you have included references and all required financial documents. We can help you if there’s something you don’t have or understand!
- Fill out the scholarship application (if applicable).
Upon receiving your application, the HG Staff review your application, conduct an interview, and check your references. A decision regarding your application will be sent to you within a few weeks.
If you have any questions about your application status or the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 352-5063.
Want to learn more?
Hannah Grimes is a member of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), an international organization with over 2,000 members across 60 countries. InBIA’s mission is to support organizations that promote and support entrepreneurs, such as Hannah Grimes. InBIA offers tools, research, proven methodologies, and trainings to ensure that incubators and related organizations are running at their highest potential.
2015 SBA Accelerator Award Winner
Hannah Grimes is honored to be awarded one of 80 national prizes by the Small Business Administration, acknowledging the incubator’s success and role in supporting startups in southwestern New Hampshire. As a part of this year’s cohort, the incubator received $50,000 to support and bolster the incubator’s programming. The Hannah Grimes Staff is thrilled to be exploring new and innovative ways to support current and future incubator associates.