what we do
Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or a new start-up, the UNC BizHub Collaborative may be just what you need to get your business to the next level. This incubator focuses on three primary industries:
- Oil and Gas
- Agriculture and Agritourism
- Health and Wellness
Upon joining the BizHub, you will have an initial goal setting session with your assigned consultant team
to determine the needs of your business. Your information is kept strictly confidential. After determining your action plan for the year, you will be able to access UNC BizHub Collaborative's tools and resources.
- INDUSTRY MENTORS & PROFESSIONAL SPECIALISTS
Industry experts from across the state are available and ready to help you create a strategic growth plan for your business
- DATABASE LIBRARY
Access to databases through the University of Northern Colorado as well as all databases subscribed to by the UNC BizHub Collaborative, including specialists to assist in analyzing results
- COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES
Partnering with communities and businesses throughout Colorado, clients of the UNC BizHub Collaborative have access to a vast number of industry experts and resources
- HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher education partners give access to their faculty, staff, students, and specialty courses, which aid in research, expertise, direct consultations, and internships
- SBDC ADVANCED
Specialty program offered by the SBDC network that provides three main services: database research using four databases, search engine optimization, and financial analysis
- SBDC SERVICES
Including one-on-one ongoing consulting, education through seminars and webinars, and preparation and assistance in receiving funding
- VIRTUAL OFFICE ACCESS
Includes the following programs: network accessible storage, electronic document management, professional email system, video conferencing, VOIP, resource library, web informational portals, and CRM
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
The UNC BizHub Collaborative is the only program to provide virtual incubator services to small businesses focusing on the three prevalent industries in Colorado listed above. Although there are several incubators in Colorado, there are five key points that make the Colorado BizHub Collaborative unique and innovative:
- Co-joined with the East Colorado Small Business Development Center
- Services delivered virtually
- Collaborative effort between higher education, communities, and businesses
- Focuses on agriculture, oil and gas, and health and wellness
- Encourages long-term, ongoing relationships
You must be a current SBDC client to qualify to become a part of the BizHub. Annual membership fees are $1,250.
If you are interested in joining the UNC BizHub Collaborative, please fill out the form below. Within two business days, we will contact you to set up a 30 minute call or meeting to confirm the incubator is a mutually good fit. Please note that we may ask for more information during this process.
Upon acceptance into the program, we will set up an on-boarding meeting. We will then generate a mutually-agreed upon success plan with timelines for your business.