Netrepid Announces ‘Virtual Incubator’ To Accelerate Growth Of Innovative PA Startups

Netrepid Announces ‘Virtual Incubator’ To Accelerate Growth Of Innovative PA Startups

Netrepid small business incubator in Pennsylvania

Netrepid announced today that it will be launching a virtual business incubator program starting January 1, 2014 as a way to help accelerate the growth of a thriving and innovative startup ecosystem throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

The Netrepid Virtual Incubator will enroll three innovative startups founded in Pennsylvania each month into a 12-month business consulting program while also providing technology platforms for each startup valued at up to $6,000 per year.

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Screenshot of startup.netrepid.com – a new small business incubator for startups in Pennsylvania

The Application Process For Our Starup And Small Business Incubator

Beginning in January, a board of advisors with ties to PA’s tech sector will review applications from startups interested in the program each month. Following the application period, selected startups will be asked to conduct a presentation for the board of advisors. At the completion of the presentations, two “early stage” startups and one startup with a minimum viable product (MVP) will be selected for enrollment into the program.

In following months, new and recurring applicants will be regularly reviewed, invited to present, and enrolled into the program in a similar manner.

“The state of Pennsylvania has a very innovative, talented ecosystem of entrepreneurs – but it’s a ‘best kept secret’,” said Sam Coyl, President/CEO of Netrepid. “The goal of this program is to provide expert business advice along with the platform of Netrepid’s technology to help accelerate the growth of this ecosystem.”

Typical startup application and selection into the program will proceed as follows:

  • Interested startups will submit applications online at startup.netrepid.com
  • From the list of submitted startups, finalists will be selected by the board of advisors, notified, and invited to present a 15-minute presentation about their startup to the board.
  • Following the presentations, the board of advisors will decide which startups to pursue with a time period of 1 week made available for the advisors to follow up with questions and research.
  • Selected startups (2 “early stage”, 1 with a minimum viable product) will invited for enrollment into the program.

Enrolled startups will then be provided with up to $500 per month in hosted technology solutions from Netrepid, a 1-year membership to the Technology Council of PA, and access to business mentoring provided by the Netrepid Virtual Incubator Board of Advisors.

The Board Of Advisors For Our Startup And Small Business Incubator

The Board of Advisors for the Netrepid Technology Incubator includes:

For more information on the Netrepid Virtual Incubator or to get pricing on data center solutions from Netrepid, please visit netrepid.com.

About Netrepid

Netrepid provides enterprise-class colocation, managed services, web and application hosting solutions to a large variety of industries from its privately owned data center located in Harrisburg, PA. Since being founded in 2004, Netrepid has also positioned itself as a key partner to many other technology services and solutions providers. Rather than becoming a vendor or a partner, Netrepid creates a relationship that allows them to become part of their clients’ team. This strong relationship based culture enables Netrepid to provide quality advice, support, and direction to their clients as they match technology to their business.

To learn more about Netrepid, call 717.730.0780, visit netrepid.com or circle the company on Google+ at +Netrepid.

Press Contact

Jonathan Bentz
Marketing Manager, Netrepid
717.730.0780
jbentz [at] netrepid [dot] com

Sam Coyl
sam.coyl@netrepid.com

Sam Coyl is Netrepid's President & CEO. A US Marine with 9 years of service, Sam is an award winning 'Vetrepreneur', one of Pennsylvania's top executives under 40, and a member of multiple tech councils, business incubators and education boards. Connect with Sam on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @netrepid.