Station 2 Innovation

Become a part of the Station 2 Innovation Community and reposition yourself and your business in a growing network of innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. Start today, innovate for tomorrow.

We Have Everything You Need to Work. 
 
Station 2 Innovation is more than just a cowork space – it is a vibrant entrepreneur resource center. 
At the heart of the rising city of Bradenton, Station 2 Innovation combines the space, resources, and tools needed for you to (re)invent your business with the support network of an active and engaged community. 
 
Station 2 Innovation service offerings include: 
●     Coworking, conference rooms, and shared office space to meet all of your needs
●     A vibrant community drawn together by expert-led events and workshops
●     Networking events and  lunch & learns that capitalize on the area’s vibrant culture
●     Technology and resources for entrepreneurial development
●     Applications that unite knowledge and experience with the help of Station 2 Innovation’s extensive research library (incorporated throughout the historic building and coworking space)
●     A rotating gallery of locally-produced art pieces and an in-residence photographer/artist 
●     And, of course, a wide range of coffees and teas to fuel your creative process
●     WiFi, printing resources, plentiful parking, kitchen and lounge space
 
Going into its sixth operational year, Station 2 Innovation has capitalized on its organizational strengths to provide responsive community and business support in the wake of COVID-19. All spaces are designed to be accommodating, welcoming, and safe for Station 2 Innovation clients and friends. The Station’s recent renovations ensure clients have a safe, clean, and comfortable space in which to work and grow.  

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And don’t forget to check out our takeaways from Station 2 Innovation’s fifth anniversary celebration! We hope to see you at our upcoming events. 

5-year Strategic Plans

Since 2008 and 2009 respectively, Manatee and Sarasota counties have included the launch of a publicly supported business incubator in their 5-year Strategic Plans. In the subsequent decade, Station 2 Innovation has proven the importance of that decision in positively impacting local growth. And as we begin a new decade, we find ourselves now, more than ever, motivated to advance the Station 2 Innovation Project and the positive impacts it has made on our community.

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The original declared goals

The original declared goals of the “Bradenton Innovation Center,” officially the Station 2 Innovation Center, were to create sustainable, knowledge-based, high wage jobs that will stay in the local area and help mitigate the “brain drain” from local universities & companies. In the years since our founding, Station 2 Innovation has served as a catalyst for the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, fostering the creation of new companies in high-growth, strategic industry sectors.

Visit About Station 2 Innovation for more details and check out our programming and community outreach. Join our Meetup group to get more involved.