Hi-Tech Business Incubator
Introducing PTC's 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 is undergoing 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 began in Spring of 2013 and the incubator’s first tenants will begin operations from the center in the very near future.
"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 is designed to house two to three start-up companies simultaneously, as well as comfortable meeting space. Additionally, the facility is designed in a resource-efficient manner, using renewable energy. For more information, call 320-629-5140.
Check back soon -- as construction is completed and tenants begin operations, we will update this page with more information.
View an artist's rendering of the building's exterior as well as preliminary floor plans.