Business Innovation Center
ECDI's Business Innovation Center (BIC) is a small business incubator/ accelerator and the hub of training for ECDI. Comprised of the Women's Business Center (WBC) and the Food Fort, BIC is equipped with the staff and tools to provide comprehensive "back-end" support to small businesses at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.
Through the WBC, clients have access to office space, professional amenities (printing/copying, high-speed internet, office supplies, and meeting rooms). More than a work space, the WBC provides one-on-one counseling and technical assistance, financial literacy and microenterprise training, industry-specific and specialty workshops, and access to business capital. The Food Fort provides entrepreneurs access to specialized training resources, marketing and sales assistance, 24/7 ongoing technical assistance, and a fully-licensed commercial kitchen.