NICHE - Neighborhood Incubator for Creators, Hustlers, and Entrepreneurs

Sponsored by Anabasis Business Consulting and St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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Area businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to

apply to the 2022 Business Planning Cohort.

Crooked Creek Northwest Community Development Corporation is launching a neighborhood incubation program to support aspiring entrepreneurs and their efforts to start, manage, and grow a successful business. Our ultimate goal is to build a center for area residents that offers space to create, strategize, test, and market new businesses.


This February, we will launch our second neighborhood business planning cohort that will be designed to connect aspiring entrepreneurs and startups with coaching, mentoring, and other resources that are aimed at developing a comprehensive business plan and company brand.


Full and partial scholarships are available for those who qualify.

This program is both rigorous and fast-paced. We anticipate entrepreneurs dedicating a minimum of 30 hours per month to successfully complete the program. Space is limited. To be considered for scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be a minority-owned small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur.

  • Operate or reside (if home-based) in zip codes 46260, 46268, 46278,      46228, or 46254.

  • Commit to attending 75% of all sessions including monthly group sessions and one-on-one meetings with a business coach and mentor. 

  • Commit to complete 100% of assignments on-time. 

  • Gross less than $500k annually, if already operating.

This is a competitive application process. Space is limited.

Please check all that apply:

Thank you for your interest. Your application will be saved for the Spring 2021 cohort. In the meantime, we encourage you to check our SCORE, SBA, and other support agencies.