Ready, Set, Connect: The NEO Center Helps Entrepreneurs Build Relationships

Allison Education, Incubator Spotlight

Lansing is a great place to start a business because there are 7 (yes, seven!) incubators to help launch your business, no matter the industry.

The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity (NEO Center) offers a place for entrepreneurs to flourish. The goal of the center is to create an environment where startups can not only build their business at a low cost, but also where creative ideas can be shared.

The NEO Center wants to give the community the chance to create their own financial freedom by creating relationships among entrepreneurs and offering vital resources.

Founded

November 11, 2011 (11/11/11!!!)

Things you should know:

One of the unique things about NEO Center is our entrepreneur education program. We’ve developed a comprehensive, step-by-step process that helps new entrepreneurs become more successful. We’ve served 31 new companies and 28 of those companies are still in business today.

Additionally, our clients have hired a total of 50 employees (an average team growth of 2.5x) and generated nearly $3M in revenue (an average revenue growth of 4.5x). All in the last three years.

We also have a two-story slide…

Capacity:

We have up to 21 individual spaces. Most companies take up more than one of those spaces, so ideally our capacity is between 12-13 companies.

Current Number:

We currently have 10 companies.

Ideal Tenant:

Our ideal tenant is a new entrepreneur who has started a company within the last 18 months in the marketing/media technology field. We also accept clients in the general service industry. Generally speaking, if you do not make a physical product, we have a spot for you!

Rates:

Our rates range from $100/mo for our coworking space to $1,000/mo for our most expensive private office. The majority of private offices are in the $300-$450/mo price range.

What you get/Amenities:

  • Furnished office space/ workspace
  • 1 GB fiber internet
  • 24-Hour access
  • Free parking
  • Free coffee
  • Entrepreneur education program
  • Lockable suites with signage
  • Large meeting & training space
  • Company signage
  • Shared wireless
  • Full kitchen

What Sets You Apart?

Our two-story slide and our entrepreneur education program.

Exciting Aspects:

The possibility of expanding our program to all of the other incubators in our region.

Connect

Thank you to Tom Stewart for providing the information above.

Allison

About Allison

Allison is a writer based out of Lansing, Michigan. She loves writing great content that helps Michigan businesses tell their stories, educate their customers, and promote their brands. Her work has been featured in Capital Gains, Mason Today, Williamston Today and more. She is also helping to promote startup activity in the region at StartupLansing. Follow her @AllySpoon

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