Entrepreneurs needing an outlet to share idea and make business connections can give their neighbors, friends and family a rest and consider using the Idea Hub at the Velocity business incubator in Sterling Heights.
Idea Hub, or I-Hub, is a project of the Macomb-OU INCubator
and is meant to be a place not only to exchange business ideas, perspectives, but also for resources such as a monthly meeting spot, a mailing address for start-ups and wi-fi hot spot.
A $95 monthly membership or $10 daily fee gets members access to the services that Julie Gustafson, executive director of the INCubator says, a way to connect to the entrepreneurial community and possibly launch a business.
"A lot of startups often do business in coffee shops; the I-Hub provides the perfect alternative and so much more," says Gustafson. "We envision that in many cases it will also become a stepping stone for full incubation services."
The I-Hub is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road, the same location as the INCubator that is a collaboration between Oakland University and Macomb County and provides development and support services to startups and emerging businesses in the areas of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.
Source: Julie Gustafson, executive director, Macomb-OU INCubator
Writer: Kim North Shine