We are a catalyst for creating a collaborative community where ideas ignite, businesses incubate, and creators and social changemakers innovate.
We are Springfield's university-led business incubator. Come visit us in downtown Springfield, Illinois, and keep scrolling to learn about what we do.
get your start-up off the ground
As an entrepreneur, you have two main goals: find a market niche and create a product or service that fills that niche. The job of our business incubation program is to help you and your ventures succeed.
At the business incubator, we offer high-quality programming and workshops, connect you to legal and financial consulting, and have a stellar community of entrepreneurs who are experiencing the same ups and downs you are.
healthy communities >> innovation
At Innovate Springfield, we believe that innovation should be a right a not a privilege. We believe that healthy communities support innovation and that social entrepreneurship is critical to addressing society's most pressing problems. If you're an entrepreneur with a passion for developing solutions that directly address social issues, you're in the right place.
Want to work in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, but don't necessarily need incubation? You can still call Innovate Springfield your headquarters in our co-workspace.
yours, theirs, or ours, we love a good professional development event
Innovate Springfield Events
Advisory Office Hours
(1st & 3rd Mondays and Wednesdays // iSPI Members & CO.STARTERS only)
Click on the event to "add to your calendar" (except for office hours - those are available to iSPI members only).
there's a lot going on at Innovate Springfield.
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MAIN EVENT SPACE
let us host your next business meeting or event
Complete an event request form or email us to see if any of our 7,000 square feet of space will fit your needs.
get in touch
for real: we'd love to hear from you