The Lansing region is home to more business incubators than any other community in the state with 7 currently operational and a couple more under development. Our network of incubators works closely together to ensure that there is no wrong into our entrepreneurial ecosystem of support and resources. The RING incubators include:
Allen Market Place (AMP)
Allen Neighborhood Center which is not yet complete will serve as a hub for capacity building, neighborhood enhancement, and for activities that promote the health, safety, stability, and economic well-being of Eastside residents and other stakeholders.
East Lansing Technology Innovation Center
The TIC, a regional business accelerator years in the making, features 15 standard offices, eight workstations and three conference rooms for technology startups and entrepreneurs in the region. Tenants are provided with a total of three years to graduate from the incubator program. During their three years in the program, tenants formally set goals and objectives and meet regularly with TIC staff to evaluate their business condition. Tenants are also required to create an action plan and show continued efforts to meet milestones within the plan.
The Grand Ledge Fledge, LLC is dedicated to improving the business environment in Mid Michigan through competitions, incubation and acceleration. We use a project based innovation approach to combine many skills and disciplines together to develop our ideas and take them from conception to commercialization.
The City of East Lansing has opened a new student business accelerator - The Hatch - located adjacent to the Technology Innovation Center (TIC) in the heart of downtown East Lansing.
The Hatch, in partnership with Spartan Innovations is designed to host, encourage, cultivate and enable student entrepreneurs to grow their ideas through a creative, co-working environment.
Hatch members will share a common workspace, which will create an environment where members will work on their own business ventures while collaborating with other members to increase the probability of each venture’s success.
That environment is called the Center for New Enterprise Opportunity, and its mission is to provide high quality space and services for emerging entrepreneurs and their businesses. We must learn to invest in ourselves, in our communities and in growing local businesses. We must connect investors to the places where they live, creating vital relationships and new sources of capital for new enterprises.
The Runway helps fashion designers create a foundation for their business and provides them with the resources needed to produce their collections and ultimately move their product to market.
We accomplish this by providing our Designers-In-Residence with industry expertise, business and marketing plan development, a collaborative work space featuring state of the art equipment, individual office space, including state-of-the-art event space.
The Runway and its designers are out to prove that you do not have to live in NYC in order to make your fashion ambitions come to true.