A streamlined, tech-enabled approach to small business support. This customizable platform integrates all the tools, knowledge and support entrepreneurs need to start and grow a business in your community.
Gain insights into small business needs or resource gaps by leveraging your license to Startup Space. Our team of experts can help you design and conduct surveys and market research to inform strategic initiatives, investment decisions, and policy.
impact reporting & advocacy
Access the metrics and insights needed to effectively understand and communicate the impact of your work with reporting tools, expertise, and resources available through EIC and Startup Space.
Create your community’s main online destination for local small business resources and support. Login optional.
Deliver digitally inclusive assistance on desktop and mobile devices and a free mobile app.
Map your entrepreneurship ecosystem in a searchable digital resource guide with 24/7 navigation services.
Facilitate connection through a centralized local events calendar and live discussions between members.
Empower entrepreneurs with access to curated self-guided small business development content.
Mentorship & More
Turn on additional features to extend your online offerings including mentorship, coworking, group-based training, and more.
Trusted Globally by Economic Developers and Ecosystem Builders.
Includes all standard tools and features with a limited service plan for smaller budgets.
12 hours initial onboarding support.
1 hour/mo ongoing administrative support. Limited customization.
Includes single community hub, platform tools, ecosystem mapping and unlimited users and resources.
24 hours initial onboarding support.
4 hours/mo ongoing administrative support. Full customization and branding.
Includes multiple community hubs each with platform tools and ecosystem mapping, unlimited users and resources.
Up to 120 hours/mo onboarding and ongoing administrative support. Customization, branding, custom tools.
Not sure which option to choose?
We have flexible plans that work for any size organization and market.
Additional Platform Features
Bring the community together under your brand with a customized web portal, feature configurations, and external integrations.
CRM & Surveys
Manage members, track engagement, and measure impact over time using built-in profiles, surveys and CRM.
Track key metrics for individuals and the community with real-time dashboard displays and dynamic reports.
Assign roles for administrators, staff, users, and groups to control access to functionality and data.
Manage technical assistance, grants, or other training groups to improve and track outcomes over time.
Dedicated onboarding and ongoing support from a passionate, highly experienced team.
By the Numbers
members of the Catalyst Network
application store downloads
small businesses supported
members using our platform
Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University
We (the Erie Technology Incubator) are new to Startup Space and began our journey with them in January 2023. I cannot stress enough how awesome the team is with regard to onboarding.
Manager of Entrepreneurial Operations at the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University
Technical Assistance Program Manager, Invest Atlanta
St. Louis Development Corporation
We here at St. Louis Development Corporation needed a system that allowed us to form a community to provide different services for the entrepreneurs we work with to engage with us, and we also wanted to track business data and information.
An Economic Imperative
EIC is changing the way economic developers approach their work through innovation, equity, wealth creation, thought leadership and client success.
Learn how economic developers are using tech-based solutions to create an ecosysystem of support for small businesses to thrive and measure the impact of their work.
By tapping into EIC’s expertise in market research, you gain an edge in making data-driven decisions that will foster inclusion, drive innovation, and position your community for greater success in an increasingly diverse landscape.
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