Chickasaw Nation Apelachi Business Incubator

Chickasaw Nation Residents, Chickasaws At‑large

The Apelachi (support) Business Incubator prepares First American startups and existing businesses to launch and grow with mentoring, education, resources and connections in a culturally tailored environment.

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Eligibility
  • Must be a Chickasaw or First American tribal citizen
Application
For information regarding application process, contact us.

Contact

Phone:
(580) 559-0805

Events

No upcoming events.

Program Details

MENTORSHIP

Learning from the personal experiences of other successful small business owners can help prevent common mistakes and allow entrepreneurs to successfully launch a thriving enterprise. Our experienced mentors can walk participants through the steps of getting started, from exploring the feasibility of an idea to writing a business plan and filing the necessary paperwork. You can also network with other entrepreneurs who are getting started and inspire each other to reach the next level of success.

SPACE

Our co-working space offers many of the services you would find in a traditional office building: high-speed internet, access to computers and other equipment, private offices, a conference room and a community kitchen. The facility has secured access and is available 24/7 for incubator participants.

Our small business incubator cannot support large fleet vehicles, retail store fronts or chemical storage, and does not have warehouse space or commercial kitchen amenities.

FUNDING

There are no fees to join the Chickasaw Nation Apelachi Business Incubator. With our resources, you have a stronger foundation for your business with fewer expenses to limit your growth.

When you join, you gain access to our network of small businesses and financial connections. You can join the Chickasaw Nation Preferred Vendor Program and receive assistance writing bids for the Chickasaw Business Network Bid Board. Our mentors can also help you choose the right funding options for your business, complete necessary paperwork and connect you with lenders specializing in your industry.

Our Services

  • Private office space and equipment
  • Experienced mentorship
  • Business planning
  • Business registration assistance
  • Workshops and training
  • Bid writing assistance
  • Preferred Vendor Program
  • Networking opportunities
  • Connection to lenders

The Chickasaw Business Network and Chickasaw Nation Apelachi Business Incubator do not provide direct financial support.

Locations

Chickasaw Business Network

Ada, Oklahoma 74820