Business Incubator

About Us

A group of entrepreneurs sitting in a classroom setting learning how to buildtheir business ideas

The University of Toledo Business Incubator is one of Northwest Ohio's leading business startup and entrepreneurial assistance programs for innovative and high-tech concepts. Specializing in concept advancement for new ventures, the incubator provides access to affordable office and coworking space, capital, business development resources, and expertise focused on enhancing community collaboration and communication for entrepreneurial development. 

  • Business model development: We focus on a “lean launch” methodology, featuring the National Science Foundation-backed Business Model Canvas, which supports evidence-based entrepreneurship.
  • Hands-on coaching: Business Incubator startup participants are paired with advisors in their industry who can provide key information and expertise.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: We offer private offices, lab space, coworking facilities, and meeting rooms. 
  • Access across UT: Resources from UToledo’s entire campus community, from Main Campus to the Health Science Campus and the tech corridor, are available, including students, faculty, technology and tech experts, as well as companion startups in Business Incubator.
  • Essential networking opportunities: Monthly tenant mixers, mentor meet and greets and other events offer introductions to top business leaders within various industries. 
  • Access to capital: We work closely with the primary funding sources in our region – and beyond – to provide access to funding and investment opportunities.

The University of Toledo operates two incubator facilities that provide specialized equipment, laboratory, office, and manufacturing space:


Last Updated: 7/15/24