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Incubator Application Process

Are you interested in joining NextFab's Incubator? You can start today by filling out our pre-application questionnaire.

Complete the Pre-Application Questionnaire

And please direct any questions to .


Selection Process

Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis. Companies which have expressed interest via the form above will be contacted for additional information.  Final acceptance for incubation will be decided by NextFab management from among all timely submitted and complete applications, using methods that NextFab management, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.All decisions are final.

Selection criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Clearly articulated and achievable primary goal or endeavor
  • Clearly articulated and rational need for venture incubation
  • Social, economic, artistic, or technological / scientific impact of product or venture
  • Clearly articulated and rational need for the technical capabilities of NextFab
  • Demonstrated ability of applicant / team to complete complex and challenging projects
  • Clearly articulated plan for contributing skills and experience to the NextFab member community


Primary applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Company employees under 17 years old or younger are permitted only when parent or legal guardian of at least 18 years of age is the primary applicant.
NextFab does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, or national origin. 


All application materials will be treated as confidential disclosures to NextFab management. Please contact NextFab management with any questions.


Active team members of incubated companies must be full members of NextFab in good standing for at least the duration of incubation, and must comply with all rules and regulations. For reasons of safety and liability, certain tools, materials, and activities are not permitted to be stored or used within offices, and only office-type equipment may be used overnight. However, incubator companies will have overnight access to the 2nd floor lounges, kitchenette, and restrooms, and the full suite of network and software resources. In order to maintain the open collaborative spirit of the NextFab community, incubated companies are expected to participate in the community by sharing their unique experience and skills with others on a regular basis, and by actively engaging the community as a resource for problem solving and critical feedback.  Rather than a burden, companies find these interactions to be rewarding and highly productive.