Manufacturing Business Incubator

Pinpoint assumptions and accelerate growth with MAGNET’s business Incubation Center.

Our business Incubation Center helps startups become more agile and resilient to build products customers want—without spending a fortune.

Every great idea has to start somewhere. MAGNET’s Incubation Center takes ideas and fosters them into real-life, growing businesses at any stage of development. 


We understand that forming assumptions and testing hypotheses are some of the most important steps on the road to innovation. Let our Incubation Center help you at every stage of development with a focus on efficiency, cost savings, and resiliency.

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Our memberships are uniquely designed with flexibility in mind. Apply to be a member of the MAGNET Incubation Center. 

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Expert processes to build products and gain customers.

Every business, product, and service has different milestones worth celebrating or learning from. But before you get there, you must test your assumptions, make guesses, and continually iterate. Our methodical process helps you quickly prove hypothesis while saving money. Here are some milestones you can expect with our Incubation Center:

  • Create a value proposition.
  • Validate the market need for your product.
  • Build a working prototype.
  • Construct a persuasive pitch.
  • Create a data-driven financial model.
  • Develop a manufacturing process.
  • Design a go-to-market plan.
A different approach to foster strategic growth.
MAGNET Incubation Center members receive perks unlike any other program in Northeast Ohio. Members get dedicated monthly time with MAGNET’s team of engineers, insurance and liability experts, and other subject-matter professionals. Members also have access to a physical location in downtown Cleveland to prototype projects and work on strategy.
Growth-Based Memberships: Designed with startups in mind.
We offer three-month memberships that are focused heavily on flexibility. Our members aren’t served a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we tailor your membership to your company’s development stage, goals and aspirations, product idea, and budget.
Ready to accelerate your growth.
We want to understand your business goals and help you through every stage of the product ideation process. Our team of manufacturing growth experts is focused on helping the region’s most product-focused startups. We have an extensive network of experts across the region—if our team can’t solve your problem, we’ll go out and find an expert who will.
Membership has its perks.
MAGNET Incubation Center members receive perks unlike any other program in Northeast Ohio. Members get dedicated monthly time with MAGNET’s team of engineers, insurance and liability experts, and other subject-matter professionals. Members also have access to a physical location in downtown Cleveland to prototype projects and work on strategy.

 

“I've had a great experience working with MAGNET's incubation program. The formal services and support from staff members has been invaluable as I've developed a product and market fit for my products. The guidance from staff has helped streamline the startup phase of my business, so I haven't wasted valuable time and resources validating my products.”

— Carla Macklin, Alium Adaptive Clothing

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Questions? Concerns? We’ve got the answers. Contact us to learn more about our Incubation Center’s approach to manufacturing startup acceleration and growth.

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