CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center is now accepting new clients to be part of the Pre-Incubation Program.
The Innovation Center, which is part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is located at 10201 S. Padre Island Drive, Suite 100, in Flour Bluff.
Applications are now being accepted through Thursday, May 15, for the next round of Pre-Incubation classes. The Pre-Incubation process helps a client realize important goals that should be reached before more time and money is invested into the company, validate a client’s business concept to evaluate whether a client’s idea has value, and to determine what the next step should be in the process.
The program consists of nine sessions which focuses on the following topics: the business concept, the market, distribution channels, the target customers, competitors, the business model, and finally, a plan of implementation. After clients have successfully completed the Pre-Incubation Program, they may choose to apply for the Incubation Program.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi established the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center in 2009 as part of the College of Business to encourage entrepreneurial economic of companies that, once established, are committed to remaining in the Coastal Bend. A key component of the Center is the innovative incubator program that targets resources and other services to accelerate their growth and ensure long-term success. For more information, go to www.coastalbendinnovation.com.