The SpringTech Innovation Lab is a new business incubator that has been created by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College at the Pines Campus in Morgan County. The SpringTech Innovation Lab is designed to provide fully equipped office and small production/lab space for a startup or early stage small businesses. The SpringTech Innovation Lab provides services and support to encourage the growth of new small businesses, including small business counseling, and legal and financial advice. Tenants have access a business class internet connection and shared equipment. A nominal rent will be charged, reducing new business overhead. Use of a conference room and common area space will also be available.
In the spirit of entrepreneurship at Blue Ridge, it has been proposed that a business plan competition be held, with the winner receiving a scholarship to Blue Ridge, with a tentative private match currently under discussion. The winner will also receive six months of free office space in the SpringTech incubator.
TIMELINE FOR APPLICATION
March 15 – April 15, 2019
Submission open for proposals! Five students will be chosen to move forward based on their submissions.
April 30 – May 20, 2019
Deadline for selected students to submit full business plans.
May 21 – June 15, 2019
Interview dates for selected students.
Winner will be announced July 1, 2019!
$2,000 SpringTech Business Plan Competition Scholarship awarded.
BRCTC Scholarship sponsored by CNB Bank and Blue Ridge CTC Foundation.
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For information about SpringTech Innovation Lab, contact: