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!
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.
Join a Business Incubator
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!
What to Expect
In our incubator program, you will:
- Complete, update, and follow a business plan
- Understand your financials and review financial statements monthly
- Set short term and long term strategic goals
- Gain access to additional Hannah Grimes Center programs at a reduced cost
- Build a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and leaders
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.
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.