When Pandwe Gibson first came to Miami, she began promoting her idea for a green business incubator located in the city. Her goals were to create an all in one space for small businesses and entrepreneurs to transition from typical types of production and services into green, environmentally friendly options.
Pandwe Gibson was well aware of the challenges facing entrepreneurs and small businesses in making this transition. It can be difficult to find money and to locate the resources and the expertise to make the change. There are also challenges in marketing, networking, and promoting green products and services, particularly if trying to do it on your own.
The Business Incubator Model
To overcome these barriers and challenges, Pandwe Gibson developed the concept of a focused green business incubator. This was more than a physical space; rather, it was a hub for like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners to come together and work collaboratively in supporting green business initiatives.
At EcoTech Visions, we provide a range of different services for our members, or for those who want to access only one or two of our offerings on an as-needed basis. We not only fill in the gaps of what is needed, but we also provide the options for our members to take training, to have the opportunity to work with our partner investors and sponsors, and to take advantage of the option to work in B2B transactions and collaboration with other green businesses.
Members of EcoTech Visions or those using our a la carte services can have a virtual office, work at a common area workstation or have their own private and dedicated office. We also offer technology, a prototyping lab, conferences rooms, and event space, making us an ideal location to launch a business.
Within the incubator, EcoTech Visions also provides a makers space. This is designed for light manufacturing, physical prototyping, and creating. Members have access to a wide range of tools, hardware supplies, and space.
To learn more about EcoTech Visions and how Dr. Gibson idea has come to life, contact us at 305-399-5556.