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Our Mission

Launched in 2008 after extensive research, the 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-based companies that will generate 'new economy' job opportunities in Northwest Pennsylvania (NWPA). It 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 include 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. We build, maintain, and leverage relationships across Northwest Pennsylvania to create unique opportunities for our clients to create, launch, and grow their businesses.

With technology as a key business driver, ETI companies include businesses in such diverse industries as:

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