The Scibelli Enterprise Center, is home to the SEC Business Incubator. The incubator’s mission is to guide, educate, and support startup businesses. The SEC opened on October 5, 1999 in a completely renovated historic building in the STCC Technology Park. The Scibelli Enterprise Center is a 39,000 square foot facility which offers tenant suites with customized leases at affordable rates, including shared services, space prepared for phone and Internet service, and pro bono consulting services.
Statistically, businesses incubated during their critical startup years with assistance and guidance succeed at twice the rate of those that do not receive such support. Incubators that draw on the resources of a higher education site manager are among the nation’s most successful. In addition to the Enterprise Center’s close ties to STCC’s academic offerings in entrepreneurship, the tenants are guided throughout their incubation period by the SEC Advisory Board, a group of successful area business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to assist these young companies