Business Incubator Programs are a proven and effective model for successful business creation and growth. Nationally, only 25% to 40% of business start-ups survive their first year. However, 87% of businesses succeed when they are launched in an incubator setting.

The greenhouse metaphor is often used to describe incubator programs: they are places designed to create a supportive, low cost environment in which new and emerging businesses can more easily grow and thrive.

Based on successful national models, Hannah Grimes’ Business Incubator Program brings together a core of three essential success factors:

Education and Support

Strong small business educational programming including workshops, seminars and multi-part entrepreneurial programs

Professionally facilitated peer-learning where Associates share and learn together

Accountability to business and revenue goals that fosters a strong commitment to the success of your business

Collaboration and Networking

Exceptional professional networking opportunities including Hannah Grimes-sponsored Chamber of Commerce and nonprofit-focused functions, in-house art gallery openings, our annual CONNECT Event, and participation in Hannah Grimes’ workshops and seminars

Collaboration with like-minded entrepreneurs: one of the most significant benefits reported by businesses participating in the Business Incubator Program is the support, positive energy and knowledge shared among all the program Associates

Professional, Affordable, Feature-rich Office Space

  • Private office space scaled for your needs
  • Affordability with low, move-in-ready, overhead
  • High speed internet connection – wired and wireless – included with office
  • All utilities (with the exception of phone service)
  • Networked multi-function copy and fax machine
  • 24/7 access to your office
  • Shared conference rooms
  • Kitchen and shower facilities
  • Convenient downtown Keene location
  • On-site business support services
  • Substantial resource library

Business Incubator Program Cost: All elements of the Business Incubator Program are included in one simple monthly fee, based on the size of the office you choose.

It takes a sincere commitment and a lot of hard work, but the rewards of growing your business in a business incubator program are substantial!

To learn more about becoming an Associate in the Hannah Grimes Business Incubator Program and locating your business at the Center for Entrepreneurship contact the Center at (603) 352-5063 or email