Power Plant Business Incubator
Are you working on an idea for an innovative new company?
Are you open to receiving coaching and mentorship in a supportive environment?
Then keep reading and see how the Power Plant Business Incubator can help!
Located: 405 SE Osceola Ave. Ocala, FL 34471
Energizing Entrepreneurial Excellence
The Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) believes in entrepreneurs. We believe in their ability to change the world and in the importance of their drive, vision, ambition, and success. The goal of Power Plant Business Incubator is to power these entrepreneurs: help them raise capital; hire great employees; gain access to strategic partners, customers, and mentors; provide them resources; help mitigate risks; and cultivate results.
The Power Plant Incubator offers early stage companies decisive advantages & differentiating solutions each step of the way. We power Entrepreneurship!
The Power Plant offers a wide array of programs to benefit everyone from first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned executives and savvy investors. Residents of the Power Plant work in a restored 100-year-old historic building in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the CEP, a few blocks from the Institute of Human Machine Cognition on Innovation Way, and walking distance to a thriving downtown and a National Historic District.
The two-story 11,300 square foot facility and its multiple office shapes and sizes, lends itself to flexibility and increased space as the firms grow. Plans are currently underway to expand the incubator into two adjacent facilities on the CEP's Innovation Way campus.
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Mission & Vision
POWER PLANT MISSION: To provide a nurturing climate and a sustainable system that successfully attracts, grows and graduates early-stage companies with innovative ideas and scalable business models.
POWER PLANT VISION: The Power Plant will embody and serve as the hub for entrepreneurial activity in the region. It will be a lead contributor to the job creation goals set forth by the City of Ocala, Marion County & the CEP.
Currently, the Power Plant Business Incubator has seventeen resident companies. These companies have all gone through the Power Plant acceptance process which includes a presentation to a committee demonstrating 1) how they are innovative and 2) how they are scaleable. The current resident mix includes a strong emphasis on medical/health care, communications, and technology.
Affiliates receive many of the same benefits of residents, but do not need to go through an acceptance process. Affiliate benefits include the following:
- Access to the Facility 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
- FREE Wi-Fi Connection
- 4 Conference Rooms Available, Seating 6 to 40+
- Shared Cubicle Workspace (Limited Number Available)
- A Physical Address
- Network During Weekly Resident & Affiliate Meetings
- Opportunity to Attend In-House Trainings/Workshops
B&B OFFICE SYSTEMS
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHEILD, JANE MOERLIE
NEW YORK LIFE, EDWARD MARTINEZ
PRINCE MARKETING & EDUCATION CONSULTANTS
SUNSURE INSURANCE, ADRIENE CODELIA
QUALITY FIRST HOME CARE
To date, twenty one companies have graduated from the Power Plant Business Incubator and nineteen continue to operate in the Ocala MSA. These companies have created more than 250 direct jobs.
To learn more about the Power Plant Business Incubator or to schedule a tour, please contact Ryan Lilly, Vice President, Business Creation.