YBI entrepreneur education & training

Youngstown Business Incubator offers several training workshops, competitions and educational opportunities for budding tech entrepreneurs.

Programs for every entrepreneur

Huntington National Bank Digital Technology Incubation Program

Our bread and butter since 2001, the Huntington National Bank Digital Technology Incubation Program works with entrepreneurs who have a tech-based startup company. SaaS, App Development, B2B, B2C, whatever the case may be, YBI's core team of EIR's are available to make sure your tech startup is the next big thing.

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The Sam A. & Judy B. Roth Advanced Manufacturing Program

Additive manufacturing is the creation of products and components by very precisely “adding” layers of material only where they are needed. Traditional manufacturing is usually “subtractive” manufacturing, meaning that materials are removed by drilling, grinding machining, etc. Our on-staff team of engineers has the skills necessary to develop a whole suite of services to help you and your company determine if additive is right for you, or how additive can benefit you.

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Minority Business Assistance Center

Through a partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA), the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) of the Youngstown region serves the needs of small, minority, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. The center provides important services including technical assistance, professional consulting, access to capital and assistance obtaining contract opportunities. MBAC Youngstown services Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson, Belmont, and Monroe counties.

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Women in Entrepreneurship Program

The Women in Entrepreneurship (WE) Program creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Building on the YBI’s tradition of promoting and cultivating entrepreneurship in the Mahoning Valley, the WE Program provides quality education and training for women entrepreneurs.

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International - YBI Collaborative

YBI portfolio companies can apply for partially or fully subsidized student workers based on their location and level of engagement with the YBI. This program is project-based, funding dependent, available only to clients in good standing, and not guaranteed to any client. For more information, please contact gserra@ybi.org .

Supplemental Programs

YBI offers several supplemental programs and maintains numerous partnerships in order to better serve the community.

Biz3D stem program

Biz3D blends entrepreneurship and 3D printing in an 18-hour, standards-aligned high school program.  After learning about 3D printing, its uses in various industries and its impact on entrepreneurship, careers and society, students brainstorm a start-up idea with a product they design in CAD program and 3D print.

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galpha powered by gener8tor

gALPHA is a free, four-week venture-creation workshop designed to help entrepreneurially-minded students and technologists create high-growth startups. gALPHA provides product ideas, mentorship and coaching to teams of students and technologists, and then works with them one-on-one for one month to help them develop an innovative and marketable product or solution.

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gbeta powered by gener8tor

gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity.

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