The incubator supports startup and early stage companies who are at the research and development intensive phase of their growth process. The companies should be in industries that are an area of focus at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Office space is available for incubator clients on a rolling basis as companies graduate. Startups initially not requiring office space have the option of becoming an affiliate member of the incubator enabling access to a subset of resources offered to resident clients.
Electronic journal collection and research librarians
Business service providers network
Fitness Center and Pool
Partners and Programming
Incubator Partners: expertise in legal, accounting, IT, and venture capital investing offering some levels of pro bono services to incubator client
Education and Training: tailored to each client and may include assistance in customer discovery, market research and intellectual property, developing business models and plans, designing timelines and milestones for R&D, investor pitch coaching, fundraising and business growth, human resource management
Events: founder talks, CEO forums, investor panel discussions, demo days, hackathons, and extensive networking opportunities
Incubator client goals and milestones will be reviewed at least every 6 months and companies are ready to graduate when they are generating revenues through product sales or other forms of commercialization, have raised significant investments, expanded their workforce, or need substantially more space.
Stephanie A. Miller, Ph.D., joined ERAU in May 2013 to establish the university’s first technology transfer office, enabling university research results to become real-world products. In this capacity she evaluates ERAU inventions for intellectual property protection potential and markets those assets to industry for licensing, development, and production. She previously held positions at the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group, evaluating and marketing technologies primarily in the areas of medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Miller earned her B.S. in Biotechnology at the University of Delaware and her M.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Virginia.