Wenta Pioneers Innovative Support For Start-Ups Innovative business support service My Incubator has marked its first anniversary by scooping a national award for its successful mentoring of start-ups and small firms.
My Incubator was launched by Wenta, the local Enterprise Agency for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, in Stevenage in November last year to offer pre-start and start-up businesses a modern facility to base their business where they would receive intensive support from highly skilled business advisors.
One year later My Incubator has scooped an award for innovation from the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies (NFEA). Wenta opened its second My Incubator facility in Luton in June 2010 and more are planned. Chris Pichon, Chief Executive of Wenta, said: “We are offering the next generation of entrepreneurs the support they need to turn their business dream into a reality.
“As well as first class business centre facilities, our expert advisors are constantly on hand to offer much needed guidance, support and training through those challenging early months.”
My Incubator is free of charge for successful applicants for the first three months while they develop their idea, work on their business plan with an advisor and get their business started.
Chris Pichon added: “The business support network is undergoing fundamental change across the UK and this will continue throughout next year.
“In such uncertain times My Incubator provides a much needed beacon of light for start ups who are working hard to make their venture a success but need expert, ongoing, guidance on the best way forward.”
In addition to its focus on innovation through My Incubator, Wenta also provides business advisory services, property management and education and schools training.
Wenta aims to roll out the My Incubator model to other parts of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire throughout 2011. Each one will form part of a strategic support network providing access to multiple business advisors across the region.
Chris Pichon added: “We want to ensure that, irrespective of where the start up is based, they will still have access to the most targeted advice and guidance available which will significantly increase their chance of long term success.”
If you would like to find out more about My Incubator, please contact 0845 026 2081.