Hi-Tech Business Incubator
Introducing a new, hi-tech business incubator
Pine Technical College will be home to the new Pine Entrepreneurial Center and Technology Business Incubator. The incubator will support hi-tech and light manufacturing entrepreneurs in the community, and at the same time, give PTC students access to internships and practical experience in cutting-edge hi-tech industry. PTC and a body of experts from the Pine Area will provide consulting services, technical expertise, product evaluation, assistance with marketing and business planning, and much more to start-ups and growing businesses choosing to reside in the incubator while putting down roots.
PTC's current Continuing Education and Customized Training building will undergo significant construction and remodeling to house the incubator. Cuningham Group Architecture was selected in Aug. 2010 to oversee the design, and more than 10 PTC staff and faculty members, administrators, and members of the larger Pine Area comprise the committee working closely with the firm toward the best design. Construction/ground-breaking is tentatively set for Spring, 2013, and the incubator’s first tenants may begin operations from the center as early as the start of the Fall term, 2013.
"It is our vision the incubator will serve as a solid foundation for highly successful companies," says PTC President Robert Musgrove. "PTC can offer promising start-up companies a nurturing environment for growth as well as opportunities to tap into a rich network of business resources that are invaluable to a company’s development," Musgrove adds.
The committee plans for the new Entrepreneurship Center and Technology Business Incubator to house light manufacturing and technology-based businesses working toward producing innovative products or services. The facility will be designed to house two to three start-up companies simultaneously, as well as comfortable meeting space. Additionally, the facility will be designed in a resource-efficient manner, using renewable energy. For more information, call 320-629-5140.
Check back soon -- as construction progresses and tenants begin operations, we will update this page with more information.
Click here to view an artist's rendering of the building's exterior as well as preliminary floor plans.