In the Miami area, small businesses and entrepreneurs trying to get into the green manufacturing industry now have a place to turn. EcoTech Visions, an innovative concept launched by Dr. Pandwe Gibson, offers over 24,000 square feet of offices, meeting rooms, computer labs, manufacturing space, and even a complete prototyping lab.The Vision
Dr. Pandwe Gibson has always been passionate about helping people. She recognized the link between sustainable production, the environment, and the success of people very early on in her career. When she relocated to the Miami area, she immediately saw the value in creating a space where people interested in green manufacturing and technology to come to build their business.
From her early vision, she worked diligently to find funding in the community. Starting out in a smaller location, she has moved her innovative company three times and is now located in a large, state-of-the-art facility in the Green Corridor area of Miami.
The vision Dr. Pandwe Gibson had for her business is revolutionary. Small business owners and entrepreneurs purchase very reasonable monthly memberships that provide them access to a range of services. There is also the option to access services on an “a la carte” menu, making it easy to stay within even a limited budget.
The members have access, based on their membership, to a virtual office, physical meeting spaces, and conference rooms, collaborative work areas, and even computer labs. The prototyping lab contains a 3D printer and a laser cutter, among other tools, technologies, and the equipment needed for prototyping and light production.
The incubator side of the business provides a top-level business resource service. This includes training customized to green industries, marketing, and technologies as well as assistance with website design, business coaching, and common office space for collaborative work.