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.

Incubate at Hannah Grimes in Keene, NH

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. Why incubate?




We offer programs that cover finances, operations, organizational development, sales, marketing, strategy, and personal development. Whether through one-on-one consultations, workshops, or in-depth programming, you’ll get your questions answered.




One of the most difficult aspects of starting a business is maintaining focus and discipline. Incubator associates meet monthly to share their struggles and offer guidance to others. Associates set goals and hold each other accountable through their development. With built-in accountability, you’ll never lose track of your 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 and resources to succeed!



Our Vision

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. Incubator associates will not only achieve success, but feel more confident in their new venture.

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inbia_logoInBIA Member

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.