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Business Incubation and Innovation Center (BIIC)

We provide the infrastructure. You provide the innovation.

At ECDI, we are dedicated to helping small businesses grow. In addition to loan capital and general business support services, we give entrepreneurs access to business innovation centers that provide specialized infrastructure and/or resources. 

By leveraging the resources available to you at ECDI, you can start up or expand in a lower-risk environment where you'll be surrounded by support.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS 

CENTERS OF

OHIO

  • Expertise to guide entrepreneurs at any stage of the business process 

  • One-on-one counseling sessions with staff or specialized experts

  • Individualized advice, coaching and access to free tools for women (and men!)

WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTERS OF OHIO

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FOOD FORT

  • An industrial-sized facility with a commercial-grade kitchen, dry storage, walk-in coolers/freezers, and food truck hook-ups. 

  • Specialized food industry resources, along with peer and expert mentorship is available.
     

  • Industry specific training from food safety certification to social media management.

FOOD FORT

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MINORITY CONTRACTOR RESOURCE CENTER

  • Designed to remove barriers for African American-owned and other minority-owned commercial contractors through providing coaching, capital and connections

  • Once you complete loan readiness training you'll qualify for our Mobilization Loan to help your business grow and compete in the market

MINORITY CONTRACTOR RESOURCE CENTER

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

HUB

  • ECDI's Social Enterprise Hub gives you access to industry-specific networking, training, mentorship, co-working space, and more.
     

  • It also gives you access to our robust small business support infrastructure with diverse entrepreneurs, so you can shore up business basics, gain access to loan capital, and build a strong, sustainable organization.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE HUB

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