Station 2 Innovation
Building Entrepreneur Capacity within our Community
Station 2’s mission is community and capacity building involving technology, business, and funding, and to strengthen regional collaboration for increased ROI across education and economic development sectors.
The Station 2 Innovation Center is a flexible, community-oriented space offering a variety of co-working areas, a business incubation process for startups, and soft-landing programs for companies expanding into our area. Among the goals of Station 2 Innovation are creating sustainable, high-wage jobs that will stay in the local area, fostering the entrepreneurial climate in the community, and to be a catalyst for creating and attracting new businesses to the region.
The Center is designed to be a collaborative place to learn, work, and grow – a place where students connect with business, and where entrepreneurs can start companies and learn what they need to succeed. Incubator clients will have access to strategic planning, capital strategies, legal advice, financial advice and services, marketing and sales advice, human resources issues and technology resources. The Center will also hold public seminars and workshops conducted by experts on various topics – join our Entrepreneurs & Startups group at Meetup.com for event notifications: http://www.meetup.com/Entrepreneurs-Startups/
Grow Your Business
Capacity building and sustainability through collaboration
High growth company targets through education & mentoring
Expansion of business via sectors, destination and place
Co-working involves a shared working environment among professionals who are typically independents, virtual workers, and/or entrepreneurs. Although co-working spaces can be very different in style, what unites them is a culture
The Incubator program exists to bring together education, mentoring and access to capital resources for companies with the purpose of facilitating accelerated growth and building sustainability.
Every day, companies look to expand their business into new markets. A Soft Landing Program is a platform of services that helps international businesses, as well as domestic companies headquartered outside of our region, enter the vibrant Tampa Bay business ecosystem.