Washington Area Business Incubator

 Ideas to Enterprise (I2E)

As a mixed-use incubator, The Greater Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI) is open to all types of enterprises. Whether you’re high tech or no tech, product or service, all you need is an idea and desire to build your business. WABI is a private-public partnership between the Observer Publishing Company, Washington & Jefferson College, the City of Washington, and Washington County. This partnership is intended to foster new business formation and growth of small businesses and non-profits in the greater Washington area, and to support and strengthen entrepreneurial opportunities that help to revitalize and create sustainable future for the Washington area.

WABI Current Status: Development & Fundraising

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Benefits of being in the incubator:

Support services from experienced executives and professionals from finance to legal, small business plans, marketing to accounting.

Office space and shared services (e.g,, administrative, IT, etc.)

Intern and Student Support

Peer interaction and learning

Subject matter workshops and speakers


Work together with other entrepreneurs in a creative, results-driven environment to activate growth and economic vitality.


We strive to provide a support system for business owners so they can successfully grow and market their business.


Workshops and other content to connect you with key information and resources.

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