Who We Are
We foster early innovation and revenue building strategies for the business owners of tomorrow
Erlybird Incubator is a network that supports ideas and venture development of college-level innovators and entrepreneurs who aspire to create a startup or grow their entrepreneurial ventures. We link students with successful entrepreneurs, mentors, and local business owners to create a comprehensive business network.
Erlybird Incubator is the first community-centric incubator to facilitate revenue generation and sharing through mentorship, community networking and partnership, and early business development for college-level innovators.
Erlybird Incubator Stakeholders:
- College-level innovators
- Entrepreneurs and mentors
- Community convenience stores
Let’s Get Started
Are you creative? Determined? Have an idea and the grit to bring an idea to life? Could you benefit from mentorship and venture capital by participating in a business ecosystem? If so, Erlybird Incubator is for you.
Mentors are the cornerstone of Erlybird Incubator. Mentors share their entrepreneurial expertise and provide guidance throughout the startup journey to turn ideas into real-life ventures that generate revenue.
How do I become a mentor?
We offer a unique system in which we challenge and grow business ideas by connecting our entrepreneurs to seasoned business mentors. We understand that starting a new business can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. We offer a true environment where college-level innovators can learn, launch, run and grow their business.
Erlybird Incubator was founded in 2019 by Ms. Charletta Louis, a serial entrepreneur with experience in building and operating startup ventures and franchises. Her mission is to provide human resources and venture capital to innovators and entrepreneurs in underserved areas by making communities more inclusive.
Charletta’s long entrepreneurial history includes consulting at startup accelerators, investments in business development, and mentoring and advising early-stage entrepreneurs across the globe. To support more innovators, Ms. Louis is growing a network within startup ecosystems, which will include chapters on college campuses and community programs to accelerate ideas, product development, and market launch.
Click here for more information about founding or joining an Erlybird Incubator chapter at your college, mentoring Erlybirds or becoming a community business site.