NextFab 2025 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 (215) 921-3649


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Why incubate your company at NextFab?

NextFab is the regional leader in innovation and manufacturing enabled by next generation digital design and fabrication techniques. NextFab works closely with technology-based economic development programs and other funding institutions in order to provide easy access to grants and loans to the companies in its business incubator. NextFab is also a member of the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA).

Silicon Valley and cities across the US have seen an explosion of incubators. An information technology startup only needs a desk, some wifi and a talented team. Hardware startups need desks too, but what they need more is access to serious capital equipment and manufacturing knowhow that until now, had only been accessible by buying it themselves (not cost effective) or renting time with a large manufacturing firm (inefficient).

What Amazon Web Services has done to democratize starting a technology company is what NextFab has done to democratize hardware. With the Internet of Things, Medical Technology Advances, 3D printing, digital design software and computer controlled machinery we see a void to fill that brings manufacturing into the 21st century and on equal footing with the next cool software startup.

NextFab Incubator Services 

  • Incubator Office Suite:
    • 120 SF 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
  • Promotional Services:
    • Business listing on directory board in reception
    • Complimentary custom office door signage 
    • Business introduced as part of NextFab tours
  • Office Services:
    • Receptionist
    • Professional business address at NextFab 
    • Concierge postal mail service with mailbox
    • Concierge shipping & receiving service
    • Copy/print center
    • Service Discounts:
    • UPS Shipping discount
    • Cafe Ynez restaurant discount
  • Meeting Facilities:
    • Complimentary (4-6 seat) meeting room w whiteboard
    • Large (24 seat) Executive Conference Room w A/V, Polycom, whiteboards (hourly rate)
      • 4 hours/month, complimentary for incubated companies
  • Funding Opportunities:
    • Ben Franklin Technology Partners RapidNet Matching Seed Grant Program
    • KivaZip Entrepreneurship Loans (Coming Soon!)
  • Pro-Bono and Discounted Professional Services:
    • Ask a Lawyer
    • Ask an Entrepreneur
    • One-year free access to MATLAB and Simulink
  • Event Hosting Services:
    • Large event planning and facilities, including catering (additional fees apply)
  • NextFab Membership Amenities:
    • Self-serve advanced design and fabrication facilities
    • On-site expert technical instruction
    • Design, engineering, and fabrication services
    • Large collaborative community of innovators and entrepreneurs
    • Kitchenette, complimentary coffee

Restrictions / Obligations

  • Offices are intended to facilitate intensive work efforts –not to be used as storage units.
  • Only computers and office equipment may be used after normal member hours
  • First floor facilities off limits outside of normal NextFab business hours
  • No hazardous materials may be stored within offices
  • After-hours guests (any non-resident) must be pre-approved by NextFab management in writing
  • NextFab management reserves the right to inspect offices on 30 minute notice