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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 50 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.

Our Mission

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
  • Expert connections with our partners in Queen City Angels, CincyTech, the State of Ohio, SBA, and others
  • Financing advisory support
  • Assistance in applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Awards
  • Most importantly, we offer a community filled with entrepreneurial camaraderie

About the Business Center

  • Rated on of Top 10 Incubators in the World
  • 70,000+ square feet of rentable space
  • Conveniently located in Norwood
  • Plenty of complimentary 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
  • See what space we have available
2020- By the Numbers

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Morning Mentoring Sessions