Our new small business hatchery has been named the International Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) and is finally coming to fruition. You can visit the site at IECPARTNERS.COM to learn more about what we are doing. Basically, I and several partners including Duane Mayo, Warren Green, Enio Pinto and Jay Cromarty are in the process of creating a hatchery, or incubator as some refer to it, where small companies can get started. There are many similar business out there. Ours intends to be different in that it focuses on providing mentoring and tactical assistance closing the first deals and developing the strategies for growth. Like other hatcheries we offer space, connections to services at a discount, and basic infrastructure that is shared including wifi, conference areas, kitchen, etc.
As well, what distinguishes us is our international focus. We are setting up what we call "wormhole" agreements with hatcheries located throughout the world where we can share information, some space, and assist companies with gaining access to each other's markets.
A marvelous twist to this is that the building that we will likely be moving in to is where I started my first company in 1974.
If you have a business idea that you want to work on with us, please contact me. We are also putting together a small venture fund and for any of you that might be interested, please let me know as well.