The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
We help startups get to market and companies build their talent.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) was created by GateWay Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District to provide incubation space for bioscience entrepreneurs in Phoenix. Since 2013, our incubator has supported over 80 startups who have created 765 jobs, secured $117.5 million in capital, and generated more than $160 million in total gross revenue.
From the start, CEI has been a place for innovators to learn, grow, and refine their ideas without ever losing sight of the big picture: to get life-changing products to market. Not only do we help them commercialize and scale, we offer a community that fosters their passion for entrepreneurship so they can weather the ups and downs of launching a business.
Like the people we serve, we believe in developing meaningful solutions to real problems — that’s why CEI continues to grow and evolve. With the opening of CEI LabForce in Downtown Phoenix in 2021, we will have the capacity to support even more entrepreneurs and businesses with entrepreneurial programming, workforce development training, virtual and in-person events, and more.
As The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation adapts to support innovators facing new challenges, our goal will always remain the same: to create high quality jobs in our community, and make sure our workforce is prepared to take on those roles.