New Jersey’s current business incubators, established in partnership with colleges and universities, help provide start-up firms with an array of critical business and technology support and consulting services — and affordable office, light manufacturing, or laboratory space. Despite significant funding cutbacks in 2003, the NJ Commission on Science and Technology (www.state.nj.us/scitech) hopes to expand its incubator network.
There are new incubators in the construction stage at Burlington Community College, where a new, one-story, 20,000 square-foot space will join existing incubator, and provide space for approximately 14 life sciences entrepreneurs, and at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which has been awarded funding for a new Internet-related incubator called "Launch Central," to be housed in a 6,500 foot building adjacent to the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.
There are also projects pending at Rowan University, New Jersey City University, Rutgers Food Industry Research and Extension Center, and at Stevens Institute, where three incubators are up and running. Here are some of the NJCST-supported incubators:
Community Options Incubator Network, 150-152 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown 07960. 973-644-4750. Cori C. DiBiasi, director.
First of its kind incubator for entrepreneurs with or without disabilities.
Rutgers Camden Technology Business Incubator, 406 Penn Street, Camden 08102. Frank Keith, executive director. 856-225-6400.
Applied Communication & Information Network, L3 Communications Building, 1 Federal Street, Camden 98103. Lou Bucelli, entrepreneur in residence. 856-614-5410.
Thirty-company incubator for companies with technology of interest to the military, $250 per person, inclusive, per month. Also monthly briefings open to U.S. citizens with a technology appropriate for the military.
Burlington County College High Technology Small Business Incubator, 900 Briggs Road, Mount Laurel 08054. Ron Maxson, director. 856-222-9311. Home page: www.bcc.edu
Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, 675 Route 1 South, North Brunswick 08902. Michele Brunton. 732-729-0022; fax, 732-745-7470.
Part of a development of the NJ Economic Development Authority, two 800-foot labs available.
NJIT Enterprise Development Centers I, II, and III, 105 Lock Street, Fourth Floor, Newark 07102. Stash R. Lisowski, executive director; Lou Gaburo, assistant director. 973-643-4063. Home page: www.njit-edc.org
Picatinny Innovation Center, 3159 Schrader Road, Dover 07801. Patricia Milley, director. 973-442-6400. Www.picinnovation.org
Incubator for technology firms that can have access to federal laboratories, personnel, and critical technology.
Trenton Business and Technology Center, 36 South Broad Street, Trenton 08608-2102. 609-396-8801. Art Cianfano, director. Www.TrentonBusiness.org
Individual offices from 100 square feet to suites with up to 1,500 feet.
120 Jersey Avenue Business Complex, 120 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick 08901. 732-246-0015.
Princeton Corporate Plaza, 7 Deer Park Drive, Monmouth Junction 08852. Harold Kent AIA, owner. 732-329-3655; fax, 732-329-9697. Www.princetoncorporateplaza.com For technology companies.
New Brunswick Technology Incubator, 100 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick 08901. Richard Cohn, manager. 732-545-3221.
Straube Center LLC, 110 West Franklin Avenue, Suite F-106, Pennington 08534. Winn Thompson. 609-737-3322. E-mail: email@example.com Www.straube.com
These offer furnished office and conference space, copying facilities, other support services, and business ID services for early stage companies.
Carnegie Executive Center, 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 206, Princeton 08540. 609-452-0160.
D/J Business Service/The Office Complex, 475 Wall Street, Princeton 08540. 609-924-0905. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Plan It Executive Center, 707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Princeton 08540. 609-514-9494.
HQ Global Workplaces, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 200, Princeton 08540. 609-520-2144. Home page: www.hq.com
Office Concierge Inc., 993 Lenox Drive, Building Two, Suite 200, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-895-2999; fax, 609-895-2666.
Princeton Office Gallery, 5 Independence Way, Suite 300, Third Floor, Princeton 08540. 609-452-8311. E-mail: email@example.com Www.officegalleryinc.com
Regus, 100 Overlook Center, Second Floor, Princeton 08540. 609-375-2000. Home page: www.regus.com