Startups, apply to our RAPID Hardware Accelerator before March 24th. Learn More


Our Incubation Program is a nine-month commitment that includes office space at our flagship location, extensive programming including business coaching, workshops, events, guest speakers, and business competitions. This program exposes client companies and founding teams to our vast network of mentors and a community of hundreds of members including artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, educators, and more.

We’re here to help.

Startups at NextFab get up-and-running quickly. We’ve helped a number of companies build not only their products but their businesses too. If you’re looking to make a hardware product, and you’re serious about your future, then we’re here to help.


Advanced Manufacturing Facilities

Self-serve advanced design and fabrication facilities
On-site expert technical instruction
Design, engineering, and fabrication services


Incubator Office Suite + Amenities

Private office, whiteboard, basic office furnishings
24/7 access (office facilities only, after hours)
Broadband internet, Gb LAN, WiFi, file server (10GB/pers.)
All utilities and common area janitorial services


Hardware Startup Community

5-7 companies in NextFab incubator
Hardware, tangible goods, and biomed product-focus
Incubator Town Hall meetings – bi-weekly
Large collaborative community of innovators and entrepreneurs


Office Services

Professional business address at NextFab
Concierge postal mail service with mailbox
Concierge shipping & receiving service
Copy & Print center
Service discounts
UPS Shipping discount


Meeting Facilities

Complimentary (4-6 seat) meeting room w whiteboard
Large (24 seat) Executive Conference Room with A/V, Polycom speaker phone, whiteboards (hourly rate)
4 hours/month, complimentary for incubated companies


Promotional Services

Business listing on directory board in reception
Complimentary custom office door signage
Business introduced as part of NextFab tours


Funding Opportunities

Ben Franklin Technology Partners RapidNet Matching Seed Grant Program
KivaZip Entrepreneurship Loans


Pro-Bono & Discounted Professional Services

Ask a Lawyer
Ask an Entrepreneur


Event Hosting Services

Large event planning and facilities, including catering (additional fees apply)


Access to National and Regional Partners

NextFab is a member of the International Business Innovation Association
We work with startup funding partners and accelerators, including: DreamIt, the Science Center, Benjamin Franklin Tech Partners of Southeastern PA, and more.


Several startups have ramped up right here.

Among the companies that have successfully graduated from our program are:
Biomeme, a smartphone DNA analysis firm
Biobots, maker of 3D bioprinters, that has won several innovation competitions
Likuma Labs (NextFab’s most recent graduate), the company behind the Noria Smart Window Air Conditioner, that raised almost $2M from more than 3,700 passionate backers on KickStarter and Indiegogo.


Get started today.

Do you want to get access to the same resources that these companies used during their stay at NextFab’s Incubator, plus the new exclusive offers and services that we have prepared for the next batch of Philly innovators?