Our Alliance with Fresh Start Business Incubator

The Strategic Alliance between LifeWorking Coworking & Fresh Start Business Incubator is a combination of LifeWorking’s community-centric “place-making” and FSBI’s proven incubator and accelerator models with the objective to deliver a truly unique community innovation ecosystem, with a strong value proposition and distinctive resources.

Our Mission

Innovate with

The Alliance of FSBI and LWCW provides our Diverse community of Small Businesses (non-profit, entrepreneurs, growth, lifestyle, women, veteran and minority-owned) with the Confidence, Expertise and Resources to succeed. We will do this by providing Mentorship, Advisory and Capital resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners through collaboration with like-minded Community Partners.

What Can We Do For You?

  • A Helping Hand

    A small business and non-profit Incubation process, education and training opportunities focused on entrepreneurship, small business growth and resilience.

  • A Supporting Community

    A diverse set of community-relevant events and programming: Fresh Start Presents education series, Industry panels, Pitch Nights, Community awareness and engagement, philanthropic and non-profit events.

  • A Sounding Board

    A broad network of entrepreneurs, industry & community leaders and professional advisors.

  • A Financing Option

    Corporate sponsorship, micro-funding/lending and grant funding mechanisms for incubator and accelerator clients and student startups.

  • New Opportunities

    Time and financial Impact investment opportunities, with an emphasis on underserved communities and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses.

  • A Home For Ideas

    A “place” purpose built for ideation, creativity, productivity and community “dot-connecting”.

Take your First Step Today

Contact us for more information about our Incubator and Accelerator programs, events, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Recent Alliance Events

Interview with Zach Witt: Founder and Owner of ilumen Solar

Join us for an interview with Zach Witt, a successful entrepreneur and founder and owner of ilumen Solar. Ilumen, LLC was launched in 2017 with the mission to educate, promote, and deploy solar energy technology in the Chicagoland area. Through developing and refining the business model and business development strategies,...

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Entrepreneur Open House

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a small business or start-up you’d like to elevate? Or do you just have an idea for a product or business and would like to explore your options or simply validate your idea? We are here for you and we are currently looking...

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