The approach taken by the MCE staff and extended team of
advisors and mentors goes far beyond that of just a landlord. Our
passion is helping you reach your entrepreneurial business goals
and we take our commitment to your success seriously.
First, the tenure of companies in our facility is designed to be
long enough for them to become "sustainable" - meaning having
sufficiently consistent revenues required to enter into a standard
commercial lease. For most companies, that usually requires an
incubation period of 2-4 years.
Once accepted into the iCat program, our team of advisors (staff
and EnCorps members) meets with companies to
determine what sustainable means for them and works backwards from
that to develop milestones needed to reach that goal. Once
milestones are established, the team works together to determine
the resources needed to reach each milestone. Sample resources
- Industry expertise and introductions
Once the plan is set, the team meets formally twice a year
(minimum) but informally as often as necessary to keep the company
moving forward and accessing the resources they need to be
The Howard Tech Council is at the epicenter of the local tech community. Our active and engaged membership base spans a variety of industries, providing members with access to a diverse collection of organizations.
The MCE incubator program, called the Innovation Catalyst (iCat) helps companies accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies.