The mayor and city council are investing in Innovations Incubator and the startup community because they know 80% of the city’s job growth comes from local businesses.
We are a community designed for entrepreneurs.
Innovations is ready to provide the tools and connections your start up needs to power business growth.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, virtual and live programs, funding access and community events give you what you need to plan, build, launch and grow your startup.
Partnering with NACET, Chandler-based startups now have access to proven strategies for success.
NACET creates environments where businesses thrive. It will serve to bolster Innovations’ contribution to fostering innovation and economic growth.
What We Do
We form strategic partnerships with a network of experts that benefit startups. These professionals give their time and experience through coaching, mentoring and introductions to influencers. Our network is active, dynamic, growing and waiting for you.
We designed our programs with entrepreneurs in mind. Led by subject-matter experts, founders receive the tools and resources they need to grow their business. They’re original and interactive.
Learn more about our current programs:
- The Library
Innovations is a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs giving them access to affordable facilities and resources. We provide the infrastructure so you can stay focused, innovate, and build your business. Learn More.
We are innovators at heart.
We surround ourselves with big thinkers who see possibility and envision a community that embraces collaboration, risk-taking and venturing into unchartered territories. We believe a culture of support and sharing will drive the economic growth in the communities where we live.
We believe innovation happens in the minds of the curious. Curiosity keeps us engaged with the world around us, allowing us to ponder possibilities and discover new solutions.
We believe communities thrive when local businesses succeed. Strong businesses create jobs, employ residents, and keep money in the local economy. It’s an honor to work with entrepreneurs that are innovative and committed to giving back to their communities.
It might seem obvious for a business incubator to value growth. But we also value the growth of the founders running those businesses. We believe business success happens when our minds are open, we take action, and we evolve into better versions of ourselves.
Our work with startups has proven that grit is a far better indicator of success than intelligence. Grit takes resilience to the next level. In fact, grit is resilience in the face of failure. And failure is an unfortunate reality on the entrepreneurial journey. We admire entrepreneurs who can face failure, learn the lessons, and keep forging ahead.
And most importantly we value …
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
We value dreamers: the people who believe they can make our world a better place.
They seek solutions rather than making complaints, they look at obstacles as mere bumps in the road and believe they have the power to create magic. Our community benefits from the passion, ambition and innovative thought an entrepreneur brings to the table. It makes each of us better. Want a seat at the table? Get in touch.
Christine K. Bailey, Executive Director
Christine K. Bailey is a published author and business growth strategist with almost twenty years of experience. She specializes in harnessing the power of the written (and spoken) word to help companies effectively speak to their stakeholders – employees, customers, prospects, investors and partners — to improve performance and profitability. A former small business owner, she has also led sales operations and marketing efforts for private equity- and venture capital-backed businesses to develop the strategies, processes and content necessary to build and nurture multi-million dollar sales pipelines. Today, she is developing and implementing Chandler’s city-wide business incubation and entrepreneurial development program. Christine has partnered with numerous partners both in Arizona and nationally to create a strong community of mentors, advisors and subject matter experts to support CI clients in building their businesses stronger, faster and smarter.