From Inception to Realization


The mission of the Business Innovation Center (BIC) is to foster entrepreneurship.

About the Business Innovation Center

We are a resource for the region’s Workforce Development, and we accept the challenge to be ready when needed. One thing is sure; to keep our hand on the pulse of our community and the industry sectors here. When we need to pivot, we will.



Escalate Business Growth
Forecasting and planning are critical components for any business. Escalation of these processes can mean the difference between success and failure. The BIC will offer a better understanding of these processes.


Quality Seminars & Workshops
An ongoing schedule of classes and workshops will become an invaluable tool for growth and continuous improvement. Varied business topics will allow participants to plan according to their needs. Stay current with our offerings at Gulf Coast State College Corporate College.


Incredible Networking Opportunities
Networking is a crucial way to build your business; sometimes entrepreneurs are unwilling to take the first step required to build relationships. The BIC will help you overcome these barriers and will offer numerous events designed with the entrepreneur in mind.

Teach. Coach. Share.

Successful businesses come in many shapes and sizes, and the Business Innovation Center will continually search out the best tools and resources available to established companies, as well as, startups. Looking to community resources, mentors and the student population is crucial to filling the needs of our program participants.


Learning from other entrepreneurs.

The Business Innovation Center has enlisted Commodore Productions at Gulf Coast State College to create videos at most BIC events for playback and to highlight the stories of local entrepreneurs. Sometimes finding a simple solution is one video away.

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