The Indiana County Small Business Incubator is dedicated to increasing Indiana County’s economic prosperity by encouraging high-tech development and industrial diversification.
As an incubator tenant, a company benefits from the nurturing assistance and various services provided in-house that help build a solid foundation to support future growth. U.S. statistics show that business incubators increase the survival rate of start-ups from 35 percent to 87 percent.
As a unit of the Management Services Group within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, the Incubator offers a number of services to tenants:
Learn more about the benefits of the Incubator.
A start-up or developing business that is involved in engineering services, software development, information technology, light manufacturing, assembly, mail order/direct marketing, or other selected service or manufacturing activities may be eligible to apply as a tenant for space within the incubator facility. The program specializes in helping individuals move their innovative business ideas from development to commercialization.
If you are interested in pursuing a business venture, or you have a company that you believe may qualify for Incubator space, please call for an appointment.
December 6, 2017: Doing Business with Pitt — Representatives from Purchasing, Facilities, Housing, Athletics, and IT. Learn about the process and requirements for successfully doing business with Pitt.
December 5–7, 2017: 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement — Veteran-owned business networking event to capitalize on opportunities for contract awards and subcontracting.
May 3, 2018: C3—Creating, Connecting, Contracting — Save the date! University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall. Opportunities to network with federal agencies, prime contractors, universities, and support organizations. Watch for more details.
Mobile Surveillance and Management Systems
Zen-tinel, a mobile surveillance and management systems company, has been developing mobile camera systems for 10 years and is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products and support services.
Their continuous recording camera systems can be found in school buses, taxis, limos, first responder units, armored vehicles, and paratransit vehicles all across the USA. The latest product, the Zen-tinel Stop Arm Camera, is installed on the exterior of a bus and automatically records when the stop arm is extended. Up to four cameras capture images of front and back license plates and the face of the driver who illegally passed a stopped school bus. These images are then turned over to law enforcement for prosecution.
Learn more about Zen-tinel and our other tenant firms.
The IUP Small Business Incubator is part of the Management Services Group (MSG), an umbrella organization for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. The objective of the MSG is to provide consulting and business services to ongoing and start-up businesses in the region.
Learn more about the Management Services Group.