About the Incubator

  • The Indiana County Small Business Incubator is dedicated to increasing Indiana County's economic prosperity by encouraging high-tech development and industrial diversification.

    Established in 1986, the Indiana County Small Business Incubator is a community service outreach project of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Until 2007, this program was funded in part by the Ben Franklin Partnership of Central and Northern Pennsylvania.

    Services Offered

    As a unit of the Management Services Group (MSG), the Incubator offers a number of diversified services to new entrepreneurs and established companies, including:

    • Business plan development
    • Counseling on starting a business
    • Consulting services related to:
      • Accounting and bookkeeping
      • Marketing
      • Financing
      • Strategic planning
      • Operations management
      • Site search
    • Government contracting
      • Federal
      • State
      • Local
    • Student interns for business projects
    • Collaboration with IUP faculty, staff, and students
    • Forms for filing:
      • Sales tax application
      • Employer I.D. number (EIN)
      • Fictitious name registration

    Campus-Based Resources

    Six centers and institutes within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology make up the Management Services Group:

    Incubator tenants are welcome to use the full resources of the MSG for all their business needs.

    If you are interested in pursuing a business venture, or you have a company that you believe may qualify for Incubator space, please call for an appointment.