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Nurturing and mentoring start-up companies is not a new concept – but finding the right level of support can often be a challenge. The Erie Technology Incubator serves Northwest Pennsylvania with a unique blend of strategic guidance, dedicated mentor teams, 1:1 coaching, and networking opportunities. We provide early stage technology-enabled companies with critical resources and support to guide them during this challenging phase.



  • 1Is your idea or concept “ready” to become a business, or are you prepared to transition your current enterprise from “hobby” to “business?
  • 2Do you have a business plan or at least a strong understanding of your market and key competitors?
  • 3Can your product be differentiated from others in the marketplace? How is yours better?
  • 4Are you able to fund your company for 1-2 years with current capital on hand?
  • 5Entrepreneurship is not easy; are you prepared to work the long hours necessary to build a business? Are you coachable?

If you answered “YES” to these questions, your idea, concept, or business may be a candidate for our incubation process! To learn more, please e-mail the Director of the SBDC, Maggie Horne, at with your name, phone number, and a few sentences about the opportunity to plan to pursue!


Green Lighting LED (2014 ETI Graduate)
"ETI and their mentors helped shape our business positively. For me, it was like receiving a real-time MBA in a high stakes environment."
- Joel Gehly, Founder and President
"The Erie Technology Incubator has been invaluable to our company. The tools, resources and mentoring programs that they provide are accelerating our speed to market."
- Stephen P. Kovacs, DO, FCCP, Co-Founder & CEO; and Jamison L. Krugger, Co-Founder & CTO


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