The Incubator is designed to provide business support services to entrepreneurs and associated companies. The incubator is not merely about a physical building offering lower rental rates, but rather is a program intended to help new businesses succeed to the point of "graduating" from the program within a defined time period.
Participants have access to customized business and technical assistance geared toward the specialized needs of individual companies. The EEC provides an environment in which like-minded businesses accelerate their potential through interaction, partnerships, joint ventures, and other mutually beneficial collaborations.
Mark Olazagasti, Info Solutions, LLC and
Frank DeSantis, Program Manager of EEC
The Vision of the EEC is to support companies in their early stage; enabling them to grow their business, develop business skills and graduate from the program with a sustainable business model, so they can generate jobs in New Castle County
To serve businesses by offering a comprehensive program of assistance to early stage firms that develop into thriving businesses, by providing Support, Access & Advice. The incubator program helps nurture the entrepreneurial spirit while promoting economic development in New Castle County by providing affordable office space and business services, access to all of the training and networking resources of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, plus on-site professional advice, mentoring and a network of professional advisors.
The incubator occupies half of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce building at 12 Penns Way, New Castle, Delaware. EEC provides adequate parking and approximately 9,000 square feet available to accommodate offices. Participating companies have a service room equipped with fax, copier, postage meter and a kitchenette with coffee service, as well as conference and event rooms on the premises.
EEC is a short drive from downtown Wilmington, the AMTRAK train station and the riverfront area. It is easily accessible by major roadway; I-95, Rt. 1, Rt. 273, Rt. 141, Rt. 40 and Rt. 13, with Newark and Old New Castle in close proximity.
The incubator program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.