Our Mission

Launched in 2008, Erie Technology Incubator (ETI) is a not-for-profit business incubator dedicated to stimulating the development of advanced technologies and promoting the formation, growth, and retention of early stage technology-enabled companies that will generate economic development in Northwest Pennsylvania. ETI is an entrepreneurial environment that fosters innovation and collaboration among its companies and with the public and private sector, while providing a cadre of support services customized to the unique needs of each client.

Our Vision & Key Industries

ETI facilitates and nurtures the development of technology-enabled companies through a systematic process that provides numerous support tools for entrepreneurs. Through collaboration with universities, the business community, local/state government, and economic development organizations, we provide our companies with a customized suite of services, capabilities, and networking opportunities to address their unique needs.

Northwest Pennsylvania offers an abundance of unique capabilities including a highly-skilled workforce, universities (along with their talented academic faculties, student intern candidates, and graduates), vast natural resources, economic development partners who share our passion for entrepreneurship, and a growing private investment community.

Working closely with the Small Business Development Center, we build, maintain, and leverage relationships across the region to create unique opportunities for our clients to create, launch, and grow their businesses.

ETI companies include businesses in such diverse industries as:

  • Healthcare/life sciences
  • Education
  • E-Commerce
  • Consumer goods
  • Software
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Advanced technology