A network of people and resources is perhaps the most important element or “secret sauce” to Business Incubation.

SFBI connects people – individual entrepreneurs with staff, clients with each other and program graduates, clients with advisors who volunteer their expertise, and clients with partners who provide additional legal, financial, and marketing support.

Please review the additional dropdowns on this menu for more detailed information about the many people and organizations that make up our community network.


Clients: Since its inception, over 160 client companies have availed themselves of the Incubator program and on average the Incubator has 20 Client businesses in its program.

Graduates:  Since inception of the program on average 70+% have graduated or have merged/been acquired during this period.

Staff: SFBI has assembled an excellent and experienced team which consists of 2 full-time and 3 part-time staff and 2 consultants in fields of marketing and development.

Board: SFBI board members represent a diverse community of business entities and share in their understanding of the process of entrepreneurship.

Volunteers & Advisors:  SFBI regularly seeks volunteers to act as advisors to our clients and assist with other tasks.

Partners: SFBI has long-standing collaborative relationships with over 60 economic development organizations and business support programs in the community and beyond, to connect clients to those business resources.

The people of the SFBI community are diverse. Disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. SFBI is an equal opportunity employer and program.