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Incubator Bootcamp

Upcoming Class Date: 

May 18th-20th, 2016

$1,250 for NACCE Members and $1,495 for Non-members


The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) in Phoenix, AZ


Deans, Entrepreneurship Directors, Faculty, Vice Presidents


Susie Pulido, Vice president of Business Development at Maricopa Corporate College

Nate Curran, Interim Executive Director and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Center For Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), a division of the Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) and part of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)


Gregory Bullock, Marketing/PR Specialist, Center For Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), a division of the Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) and part of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)

Community colleges are interested in expanding their entrepreneurial services. Incubators and co-working spaces attract different community members to campus. The goal of the workshop is for attendees to understand what is required to launch and grow a successful incubator for their community. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive plan of action and a complete tool kit for implementation back to their campus.


Wednesday, May 18th

8:30-9 AM
Welcome and Introductions 
9-9:15  AM
Establishing Your Mission and Purpose
Incubator Facilities and Floor Plans 
10:15-11 AM
Tour CEI and Break

11 AM- 12:15 PM

Developing Your Program

Intake Process, Client Interviews and Pitch 

Lean Canvas

12:15-1:15 PM
Lunch, with guest speaker
1:30-2:30 PM

Developing Your Program, cont.

Types of Programs, Educational Offerings, Mentorship Program

 2:30-2:45 PM
 2:45-4 PM 
Business Counseling Services and Metrics
 4-5:15 PM

Panel Discussion- ‘The Value of Incubators in your Community’                                             

-City of Phoenix, Economic Development, Chris Mackey

-CEI Client, GloveTreat, CEO Kevin Weber                                               

-CEI Partner, PADT, Andrew                                               

-Student Entrepreneurship Programs, Bruce McHenry, South Mountain Community College

5:15- 7 PM

Happy Hour Reception and Networking with CEI Clients and Partners at CEI

Thursday, May 19th

8:30-9 AM
Q & A- ‘The College Presidents role with incubators’                                                      
9-10:30 AM

Developing Your Program, cont.

Sample Agreements and Reports

Forming Strategic Partners

10:30-10:45 AM
10:45-12 PM

Operating Your Facility

Staff Roles, Positions, Budget and Navigating Your Campus Community                            

12-1:15 PM
Lunch and guest speaker
1:30-3 PM
Understanding Your Ecosystem
3-3:15 PM
3:15-4:30 PM
Creating Your Marketing Plan
4:30 PM
Evening on Your Own

Friday, May 20th

8:30-9 AM
Q & A Review of Days 1 & 2
9-10 AM
Sustaining Your Model, Sponsorships and Partnerships
10-10:15 AM
10:15-11:30 AM
Creating Your Top 10 Plan of Action
11:30 AM
Conference Ends

Hotel Accommodations:

Hilton Garden Inn (3838 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85008)

A block of rooms have been reserved for May 17- May 20. The special room rate ($85/per night; includes full breakfast) will be available until April 26th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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