CEI's Business Incubator Program
When you're accepted into our program, you gain a lot more than office space to house your founding team or a lab to continue research for the next 18 - 36 months. You receive the full support of CEI's staff, partners, and advisors to guide you through each phase of your company's growth.
membership perks & benefits
- Ongoing meetings with CEI staff to plan your business strategy and track progress
Access to subject matter experts specific to your industry
Weekly emails about opportunities and events in Phoenix
Discount programs with Amazon Web Services, HubSpot, and PADT, plus reduced-cost, in-house marketing services
Free and discounted lectures, seminars, and workshops
Onsite rapid prototyping and 3D printing
Promotion of client news, milestones and events in our email newsletter, on our website, and through social media
Opportunities to network and collaborate with other entrepreneurs housed in our facility
Become a part of the CEI community
We are currently accepting applications for resident clients to move in as early as January 2018. If you're the founder of a tech, medical device, or life and bio science startup located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we'd love to hear from you!
work with leading minds
in your industry
CEI offers its clients the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best people in their industry for information, advice and guidance. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are selected based on their expertise and ability to guide others in their field. Their variety of skills offer start-ups and developing companies valuable information to assist their businesses’ continued growth.
Current Subject Matter Experts:
Our SMEs guide our clients through a variety of different topics, including:
Angel and Venture Capital
Export and International Sales
FDA Regulatory Compliance
IT, Web Development and Design
Management Information Systems
Real Estate and Commercial Lending
Level up your marketing without breaking the budget
For early-stage startups, the road to commercialization might feel like a long one, but a company’s brand and marketing strategy should be established well before they launch. However, this vital step is often overlooked by entrepreneurs.
They’re busy with product development, finding the right co-founders, writing a business plan, raising capital, and everything else that comes with starting a business… so marketing seems like the one thing that can wait just a little longer to take care of.
To make sure our client companies don’t fall behind, we offer a full range of professional marketing services at highly discounted rates. From designing a branded pitch deck to producing a strategic explainer video, we help our clients get the support they need to make a lasting impression on their audience.
Flyers, paphlets, and printed media
Branded pitch decks
Banners and posters
Building a strong foundation for your startup is a continuous learning process, but finding the right resources isn't always easy. To make sure our founders have access to the education needed to run a successful business, we host lectures, workshops, and seminars at our facilities on a regular basis.
Sometimes all you need is the right introduction to get your foot in the door. If you're hoping to meet your next investor, advisory board member, or manufacturing partner, we provide our founders with plenty of opportunities to shake hands with contacts that can help take their company to the next level.
Whether they're sharing a meal, a laugh, or some startup-to-startup advice, CEI truly shines when our entrepreneurs get together as a community. From barbecues and cook-offs, to holiday celebrations, we love bringing our clients together to enjoy some quality time with their incubator neighbors and entreprenurial family!
Work in a Space engineered for ingenuity
CEI is located on the Washington Campus of Gateway Community College in Phoenix and was designed to accommodate the unique needs of Arizona's most innovative entrepreneurs. Our 18,000 square-foot facility is easy to access by car or the METRO Light Rail and is only minutes away from Sky Harbor Airport.
Whether you're looking for a small lab for your startup team to continue their research, require continual access to 3D printing and prototyping support, or want an office housed in an exciting community of like-minded founders, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation can accomidate your needs.
17 furnished offices and suites
8 wet labs with fume hoods
1 Premium CLIA certified wet lab
Medical Device Maker Space
Climate Controlled Server Room
LifeSize video and audio conferencing technology
24/7 building access with security
Commercial-grade biotechnology equipment available for reduced-cost rent
4 small, medium, and large shared conference rooms
Collaborative spaces that include a courtyard, a patio, and a kitchenette/break room
Each and every day, we work to help our clients succeed. We strive to support them through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We do everything in our power to make their time here at CEI worthwhile. But don't take our word for it — watch the video below to find out what our clients have to say about being a part of CEI's business incubator program!