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HCDC’s Business Center is a nationally-recognized startup business incubator in Southwest Ohio that helps entrepreneurs launch successful technology-oriented businesses through coaching, connections, innovative programming, access to capital, and a diverse learning environment.
Established by HCDC in 1989, the Business Center is one of the largest and most successful business incubators in the country. More than 300 innovative and scalable businesses have participated in HCDC’s incubation program including more than 60 current resident businesses that call the Business Center home. Over the past 25 years, our resident companies have created more than 2,300 jobs and generated $500 million in economic activity. Approximately 300 people come to work at the Business Center on any given day. Hundreds more engage in Business Center programming, meet-ups, and forums every year.
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The Business Center has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow their business through one-on-one business coaching, access to capital, connections, resource referrals, programs, and affordable, flexible office/lab space.
Mentoring, Coaching, and Networking
On-site business coaching
Mentoring and networking programs including Morning Mentoring and eKickstart
Expert connections with our partners in Queen City Angels, CincyTech, the State of Ohio, SBA, and others
Access to financing
Assistance in applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Awards
Most importantly, we offer a community filled with entrepreneurial camaraderie
About the Business Center
70,000+ square feet of rentable space
Conveniently located in Norwood
Plenty of complementary parking
Secured facility that is available 24/7
Flexible office rentals that include co-works (shared workspace), lab rooms, dock access, kitchenettes,conference rooms and meeting space
Entrepreneur-friendly leasing terms available
Shared tenant resources include A/V equipment, internet and WiFi
2018 - By the Numbers
Access to Capital Awarded
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Client Success Stories…
“I’d to thank HCDC for all it did for us early on in our business. We started the business back in 2009, and at that time we were two guys and an idea. At that stage of a company’s lifecycle, you encounter lots of challenges and don’t have answers. The HCDC Business Center really served as an advisory board for us, to provide us with advice and guidance when we needed it, to give us the encouragement and support when we didn’t quite see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Founder of DotLoop (now owned by Zillow)
“We benefitted tremendously from incubating at the HCDC Business Center. While the affordable rent and fast internet services were great, the bigger drivers were: Informal networking with other entrepreneurs; Being equidistant to anything in Greater Cincinnati; Exposure to local investors and banks; The availability to tap the expertise of mentors and coaches. Would we go with the Business Center again if we had to do it all over again? Hands down, no doubt!”
CEO, Scenario Learning, 2008 Business Center Graduate
“The Business Center is Greater Cincinnati’s greatest entrepreneurial asset. The incubation program gave me the foundation and the encouragement that I needed to succeed.”
Founder Intrexon Corp., 2004 Business Center Graduate