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Incubator opens at Miami


Miami University students and recent graduates with well-developed business plans now have solid support to help them launch their ventures.

The RedHawk Hatchery, at 19 N. Poplar in Oxford, is a new business incubator offering young entrepreneurs shared resources including secured access to office space, telephone, fax, mail service and storage space. It’s one of six on-site programs offered by Miami’s new Entrepreneurial Resource Lab (ERL) through the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship. Page Center faculty and successful entrepreneurs will regularly advise incubator tenants.

"We started receiving applications in the fall, and now we’re reviewing them," said Debbi Brock, director of Miami’s ERL.

In addition to the incubator, the ERL will encourage entrepreneurship among students with these programs: Miami Idea Lab, Innovation Factory, Miami Seed Capital and Venture funds, Emerging Enterprise Consulting program, Fast-Growth Internship program, mentorship program and women and minority outreach programs.

To become an incubator tenant, students must present a viable business concept to a selection committee, be willing to devote at least 20 hours per week to the venture, pay a small monthly lease and meet several other criteria.

Initial funding of the ERL was made possible through a gift from Boland Jones ‘82, CEO and founder of Premier Technologies. Jones has committed to fund the program for three years.

More information is available from Brock at 529-8345 or Details on the Entrepreneurial Resource Lab and incubator application details are at


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