The Beach Incubator was founded by MBA Alumni and partners with the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. It is an inclusive environment in which new business ideas are created and developed. Contact us for more information.
We seek to foster a creative and collaborative environment, so that stakeholders from multiple disciplines feel empowered to develop their passions in a tangible, practical, and innovative manner. We believe that there is an abundance of business opportunities in this world. We strive to bring to life new ideas that will help boost the unlocked potential. We believe that active collaboration is the key to success. We are a group of entrepreneurs from different cultural backgrounds with experience in different industries who share passion to people, technologies and critical thinking. And we enjoy bringing them together.
Jan 21 – “Maintaining Momentum in Your Business Development”
The Beach Incubator is back after a brief winter break. Time to evaluate your independent progress and set new goals to support your business development.
Jan 28 – “What Prototypes Can Do for Your Business”
Feb 4 – “Pricing Guide: How to Price Your Product/Service”
Learn key factors to consider when pricing your product or service.
Feb 11 – “1-on-1 Feedback on Your Business Plan”
Come to this meeting with your business plan draft and specific questions for additional mentor support.
Feb 18 – “Startup Funding: Ways to Grow Your Business”
Learn about different ways to generate seed funding for your business startup.
Feb 25 – “Sharing Ownership: How to Structure Your Business Equity”
Mar 3 – “Branding Strategies for Small Businesses”
Mar 10 – “Find New Customers with Social and Digital Marketing”
Mar 17 – “Effective Pitching for Young Entrepreneurs”
Improve how you introduce your business by developing a succinct personal story.
Mar 24 – “IP Protection 101: Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks”
Mar 31 – No Meeting
Apr 7 – “Business Pitch Presentations”
Prepare for the 2020 PitchFest competition, the Innovation Challenge, and the impromptu elevator pitch that you will need when you find yourself in the presence of a potential investor.
Apr 14 – “Online Businesses: Ecommerce Strategies”
Explore ecommerce models that can successfully scale your online business.
Apr 21 – 5th Annual PitchFest Competition
Apr 28 – “Setting up a Legal Structure for Your Business”
May 5 – “Goal Setting: Advice for Sustaining Your Business”
Using the foundation that you have created for your business, establish the next milestones that will ensure your growth. The Beach Incubator will be back this Summer for the annual Beach Entrepreneur Boot Camp.
*program is subject to change
Sep 10 - Program Intro
Sep 17 - Team Building w/Jeff Bentley
Sep 24 - Innovation Challenge Mixer
Oct 1 - Business Ideation
Oct 8 - Design Thinking Workshop w/ Steve Boyer and Wesley Woelfel
Oct 15 & 22 - Business Model Canvas
Oct 29 - Developing Your MVP
Nov 5 - Market Research and Marketing Plans with Dr. Ingrid Martin
Nov 12 - Business Financials w/ Dr. Pia Gupta
Nov 19 - Business Plan Development
Dec 3 - Judging Rubrics
Dec 10 - 1-on-1 Mentoring