The Community Innovation Collaborative (CIC) Business Incubator sprouted by LifeWorking is a combination of LifeWorking’s community-centric “place-making” and CIC’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.
The Alliance of CIC Business Incubator and LifeWorking 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?
Recent Alliance Events
The Fresh Start Business Incubator is excited to invite you to join us for the “Fresh Start Presents” panel event! Hosted at LifeWorking Coworking on Thursday, November 4th at 5:00 pm. This season we are bringing on four panelists, ranging from CEOs to HR leaders, who will bring their expertise...Read More
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,...Read More
Why Leaders Love Our Alliance
“Our Board considers the alignment with LifeWorking Coworking an exciting strategy for continued growth for both entities and specifically allows Fresh Start to expand its support of local and regional businesses.”
“When starting the business, there is a million things to get done and it’s hard to know exactly where to start. Additionally, you can easily get tied up in avenues that aren’t beneficial, either financially, with time, or stress. It feels incredible to have a group of mentors, who I now call great friends, as a source of inspiration and support on all aspects of life – not just business.”
“We share the same vision of coming alongside innovators, small business owners, non-profits, entrepreneurs, as well as trusted municipal and community partners, to contribute to Growth and Resiliency – which is so important in our current environment.”
“To have an incredible group of mentors available to answer questions, provide insight, and introduce contacts is extremely valuable. Specifically, Fresh Start helped with Planning, Marketing, Financials, Legal support, and introduced me to our Accountant.”