A community of substance for people of substance.

We help entrepreneurs launch and businesses grow. We’ve helped to launch 380 new products, facilitated over $42 million in research grants and $36 million in capital investments for our innovators. The businesses we’ve helped start and grow have a 91.6% survivability rate – and 4.5 points higher than our peers and 41.6 points better than the national average.

This doesn’t just mean we’re really good at what we do – it means we select our applicants carefully. Innovation takes courage and we honor yours by taking your submission seriously and assessing it professionally. We do that because we want you to know one thing:
If you land at the NIIC, it means you’ve already done something right.

The Entrepreneur's Path
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We all have to start somewhere. This is the first step. You’ve come up with a great idea, and you’re ready to bring it life. But what’s next? You have a lot of questions. We have a lot of answers. Go ahead, ask away. Get serious.

It’s time. You’ve done the research and validated your idea. You’re ready to launch your company. All that’s left is securing the resources to do so. We can have you and your venture up and running in a matter of hours. Be committed.

It’s working. It’s actually working! Your lifelong dream of starting your own company has finally come true. Congratulations are in order, but so is the need to plan for growth and expansion. After the cake’s gone, let’s talk. Be ambitious.

You’ve met your initial business and strategic goals. Now you’re ready to ask yourself the next big question: Are you ready and willing to take it to the next level? If you are, it’s time to go fast. Be a hometown success.

Be proud. You made it. This is when you look back and realize how far you’ve come. You’ve learned a lot along the way, and now is your chance to share. Whether it’s insight, resources or opportunities, giving back is the final step in a job well done. Contact us to explore ways that you can pay it forward. Be a serial entrepreneur and mentor.