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MAGNET Incubation Center: FAQs

We understand that time is money when it comes to startups. Any investment—like becoming a member of the MAGNET Incubation Center—must be carefully assessed to ensure you’ll get the best results to accelerate business growth. Let us guide you through our top-asked questions to help you make the best decision for your product and team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the MAGNET Incubation Center different from other Northeast Ohio programs?

First and foremost, MAGNET is and always will be focused on you. We want to see your team succeed, your product be successful, and your customers to be fulfilled.

Additionally, the MAGNET Incubation Center is unique in the following ways:

  • We encourage you to test assumptions and prove hypotheses to succeed. And we want you to do this as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Our goal is not to spend your money, but to strategically guide your product, market, and business to reach goals.
  • We offer flexible, three-month memberships that give you access to a physical test space, subject-matter expert guidance, product development training, and much more. We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach—every MAGNET member is served by our team with a unique strategy based on their individual needs.
  • We want to zero in on your goals. We ask that you apply to be a member so that we can fully understand your business, market, and eventual product. Our team is eager to help guide you and understand your startup’s unique value proposition, or help you define one.
How is MAGNET qualified to help me?

MAGNET has served the Northeast Ohio region for more than 30 years. Our experienced team is dedicated to strengthening the manufacturing and startup economies. We understand no idea is a crazy idea, and we’ve seen it all in our time.

We have on-site work spaces dedicated to real-life client projects that come complete with tools from traditional lathes to CNC machines, as well as advanced technologies like laser scanners and 3D printers.

Our members receive top benefits like help building customer-centric action plans, strategic guidance and coaching, four hours per month of expert time, and discounts on qualifying projects and services. Sound too good to be true? Apply for a MAGNET membership here.

Why should I join MAGNET? What’s in it for my startup, product, or team?

Our success is defined by your success.

We’ve seen startups in every stage of the development process succeed with our memberships. For $400 a month, you have access to our expert incubation team, physical prototyping space, and overall product guidance.

Do you have any success stories?

We’re proud to have helped some of the most successful Northeast Ohio startups accelerate growth. We’ve worked with brands like Boxcast, Cleveland Whiskey, Vadxx Energy, and more. Check out our client success stories.

Am I qualified to join?
We believe that money shouldn’t be a barrier to success. No matter your budget, we care about your idea, and many of our basic services are free. Contact us to share your ideas to see how we can work together.

Contact MAGNET’s Incubation Center

Do you have additional questions? 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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