Neighborhood Incubator for Creators, Hustlers, and Entrepreneurs

Small Business Owner

Sponsored by St. Luke's UMC, Anabasis Business Consulting, Arthur Dean Family Foundation, and CICF. 

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Are you interested in starting your own business? 

Northwest residents are invited to apply to join NICHE a year-long cohort designed to prepare residents to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Crooked Creek Northwest Community Development Corporation is launching year three of its neighborhood business incubation program to support aspiring entrepreneurs and their efforts to start, manage, and grow a successful business. 


From January to December 2023, we will facilitate business planning and education classes 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 week to successfully complete the program. Space is limited. To be considered for scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be a northwest resident and be committed to opening a business in zip codes 46260, 46268, 46278, 46228, or 46254.

  • Commit to attending 75% of all sessions

  • Commit to completing 100% of assignments, on-time. 


This is a competitive application process. Space is limited.

Please check all that apply.

Thank you for your submission. Your application will be reviewed and awards will be announced before January 13, 2023. Classes begin on January 20, 2023.