May 2018 – IncuHive

IncuHive specialises in growing fun, quirky, successful, creative  businesses. IncuHive is a rapidly expanding business incubation service which puts an emphasis on fun. The Chandler's Ford Incubator, which specialises in supporting tech, digital and creative businesses, recently celebrated its third birthday.

Owner Steven Northam describes IncuHive as primarily being an investment vehicle supporting innovative and quirky start-up businesses. The team at IncuHive regularly run “Dragons Den” style pitching competitions at which a panel of investors select businesses to support. Steven and his team have made over 25 investments in start-ups since the centre opened. Several of these have achieved turnovers of more than £100k p.a. in their first two years.

One of the recent successes developed by Steven himself is BioTeq, a company offering human technology implants. This business has received considerable press interest and was featured on both This Morning and The One Show! IncuHive offer a range of options for startup businesses which include virtual office services, desks and dedicated spaces. These facilities are coupled with mentoring and inhouse support services such as accountancy, bookkeeping, and web development.

Businesses also have access to a large photography and video studio. Access to these services means that entrepreneurs can focus on their passion and have fun, while delegating the things that frustrate them to others. Owner Steven Northam has a second and third site set to open shortly. A further 10 sites are in the pipeline. The second site, based in New Milton will offer a large engineering “Fab Lab” with everything from laser cutters and 3D printers to welding and CNC machinery.

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