MSU Business Incubator – Starkville

Overview

Mississippi State University’s Business Incubator provides startups and other early stage companies with infrastructure, community, and resources designed to help them build stable, fast-growing businesses. Completed in September of 2012, the incubator encompasses 10,000 sqft, including 10 private office spaces, coworking space, shared conference and multimedia room, and copy/break room. It also has an onsite cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily. Our team admits from all industries, but focuses on scalable technology businesses first and foremost.

Program

Tenants of the incubator are mentored by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in partnership with the MSU Small Business Development Center and complete a tailored program designed to help accepted entrepreneurs establish milestones to measure their success and growth through continual guidance. Incubator clients are coached during their occupancy by our experienced advisory board and mentors, and encouraged to form strategic partnerships with other tenants.

Companies graduate from the incubator when they:

  • Generate more than $1M annual revenue
  • Employ more than 5 FT staff
  • Make an IPO
  • or are acquired by a company exceeding the above criteria

Office Space Details

  • Premium private & shared office space ranging from 300-400 sqft
  • Shared conference room (configurable, seats 16-18)
  • High-speed wireless internet included
  • Utilities & janitorial included
  • Copier & break room available
  • Cafe onsite serving breakfast & lunch 5 days per week
  • Flexible leasing terms

Business Support Services

  • Strategic mentorship & advisement
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Regular valuable workshops
  • Networking events with other successful entrepreneurs & investors
  • Access to market data through MBA research teams

Leasing Information

The MSU Business Incubator offers flexible leasing terms and reduced rent to help transition new businesses to standard market price as they grow. All rates and terms are subject to change.

Suite Office SqFt Monthly Rent
Year 1
Monthly Rent
Year 2
Monthly Rent
Year 3
113 Small 266  $ 332.50  $ 365.75  $ 399.00
115B Small 300  $ 375.00  $ 412.50  $ 450.00
105A Small 342  $ 427.50  $ 470.25  $ 513.00
105B Medium 352  $ 440.00  $ 484.00  $ 528.00
105C Medium 352  $ 440.00  $ 484.00  $ 528.00
105D Medium 352  $ 440.00  $ 484.00  $ 528.00
105E Medium 352  $ 440.00  $ 484.00  $ 528.00
105F Medium 352  $ 440.00  $ 484.00  $ 528.00
105G Large 365  $ 456.25  $ 501.88  $ 547.50
114 Large 383  $ 478.75  $ 526.63  $ 574.50
115A Large 755  $ 943.75  $ 1,038.13  $ 1,132.50

 

Standard lease term is 1-year, renewable for up to a max of 2 additional years (or until graduation criteria has been met). Flexible terms are available. Each tenant is required to pay a $75.00 security deposit.

Startups can share office space to help reduce cost. Maximum of 1 business per small office, 2 per medium, and 3 per large. Inquire for more information about sharing office space.

Incubator applicants may apply to receive support via our Startup Grant Program, which offers partial short-term rent subsidies for select entrepreneurs who demonstrate a strong potential to scale and impact local workforce. Contact us for more information.

Apply Online Here:

If you feel your new or current business would be a great fit for the incubator, submit an application online. Applications are accepted via the F6S online platform.

Apply Online

or download PDF application (1.1mb)