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 Fledge, LLC is a private and for-profit ideation space, maker space, incubator and accelerator. there are no restrictions on the type of business we assist and no restrictions on any demographic of the team.
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.