The StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre Incubator provides services similar to most small business incubators, including on-site working space for up to five tenants, wireless internet, reception services, a conference room, and kitchen facilities. The incubator will also provide secretarial and postal services and shared office equipment such as photocopiers and projection equipment for meetings. Incubator tenants share these and other overhead costs through the tenancy fees.
As part of the Centre, the Incubator offers the following services designed to facilitate the development and growth of new products and start-up companies:
Accounting and financial management support
Assistance with business basics
Comprehensive business training
Help with accessing bank finance, grants, seed, and venture capital
Human resource and customer service training
Links to StFX University resources
Presentation and time management skills training
Shadow advisory boards or mentors
Social media and e-commerce training
We also arrange for seminars on topics of interest to researchers and entrepreneurs such as intellectual property protection, taxation, and access to capital.
Our team will also serve as facilitators connecting our tenants to organizations and individuals who can provide expertise in research, commercialization, access to funding, and relevant regulatory matters. Our network includes a wide range of business services, supports, consultants, and advisory services.