Power Plant Business Incubator
Energizing Entrepreneurial Excellence
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The Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) believes in entrepreneurs. We believe in their ability to change the world and in the importance of their drive, vision, ambition, and success. The goal of Power Plant Business Incubator is to power these entrepreneurs: help them raise capital; hire great employees; gain access to strategic partners, customers, and mentors; provide them resources; help mitigate risks; and cultivate results. The Power Plant Incubator offers early stage companies decisive advantages & differentiating solutions each step of the way. We power Entrepreneurship!
The Power Plant offers a wide array of programs to benefit everyone from first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned executives and savvy investors. Residents of the Power Plant work in a restored 100-year-old historic building in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the CEP, a few blocks from the Institute of Human Machine Cognition on Innovation Way, and walking distance to a thriving downtown and a National Historic District.
The two-story 11,300 square foot facility and its multiple office shapes and sizes, lends itself to flexibility and increased space as the firms grow. Plans are currently underway to expand the incubator into two adjacent facilities on the CEP's Innovation Way campus.
Mission & Vision
POWER PLANT MISSION: To provide a nurturing climate and a sustainable system that successfully attracts, grows and graduates early-stage companies with innovative ideas and scalable business models.
POWER PLANT VISION: The Power Plant will embody and serve as the hub for entrepreneurial activity in the region. It will be a lead contributor to the job creation goals set forth by the City of Ocala, Marion County & the CEP.
Currently, the Power Plant Business Incubator has 10 resident companies. These companies have all gone through the Power Plant acceptance process which includes a presentation to a committee demonstrating 1) how they are innovative and 2) how they are scaleable. The current resident mix includes a strong emphasis on medical/health care, communications, and technology.
| Bio-technology company with a labroatory at the incubator -- working on adult stem cell research in the cosmeceutical industry -- both cosmetics and pharmaceuticals -- a number of different applications including women's hair growth, dry eye drops, and topical treatment of wounds.|
Best Version Media
| Print-on-demand niche magazine publications targeted at affluent demographics.|
Human Potential Healthcare Workforce Solutions
| A healthcare staffing company specializng in the placement of healthcare executives and professionals.|
| A home healthcare provider specializing in care for Quadriplegics, Paraplegics, and people with severe spinal injuries.|
Greater Visions Technology Solutions
Greater Visions is a professional technology company providing website development, mobile apps and custom applications for businesses.
Clear technology solutions. No techno-babble.
The Heartbreak Society Clothing Co.
The Heartbreak Society is a lifestyle brand created and designed to meet the fashionable needs of you and your squad. Recognizing the importance of loyalty and not giving in to stereotypical pressures. Members of this society are known as "Heartbreakers". Self-sufficient , ambitious individuals living the lifestyle they have constructed with their team behind them and dreams lying ahead. We find value in staying loyal to our obligations and our team of like-minded friends that enable our success without the need of wanting superficial relationships. A rare breed that sticks together because we know in today's age "Loyalty Is Rare."
| Dimension Works is a full-service 3D printing firm. The company partners with manufacturers and entrepreneurs to offer design and CAD services, 3D printing and 3D equipment sales. |
Development and sales of mobility equipment, which allows users to gain greater independence, while decreasing caregiver injuries.
Ocala IT Pros
| The Ocala I.T. Professionals is an I.T. networking organization. Started in February 2014, its purpose is to provide a forum in which people from all areas and experience levels of Information Technology can come together, discuss technologies and collaborate on projects and opportunities!|
Common Sense Network
| COMMON SENSE NETWORK LLC is a community based broadcasting company that is focusing on broadcasting Web based shows that will benefit Ocala Marion County and the region.|
Affiliates receive many of the same benefits of residents, but do not need to go through an acceptance process. Affiliate benefits include the following:
- Access to the Facility 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
- FREE Wi-Fi Connection
- 4 Conference Rooms Available, Seating 6 to 40+
- Shared Cubicle Workspace (Limited Number Available)
- A Physical Address
- Network During Weekly Resident & Affiliate Meetings
- Opportunity to Attend In-House Trainings/Workshops
Consulting in the areas of marketing and education, Prince can deliver a wide array of small business services.
| Sunsure Insurance/FloridaBlue offers a wide variety of health plans including individual and Family Coverage, Company and Small Business Coverage, Dental Coverage, Indemnity Plans, Short-term Health Insurance Plans, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans.|
| NAMCO delivers customized, innovative portfolio management solutions designed to help clients achieve their investment objectives and fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.|
NAMCO's services help clients reduce investment expenses, improve net long term investment returns, and mitigate both fiduciary and investment risks.
To date, 16 companies have graduated from the Power Plant Business Incubator and all eight continue to operate in the Ocala MSA. These companies have created more than 150 direct jobs.
| Company|| Name|| Description|| Graduation Year|
Seven Gun Games
| Specializing in mobile development for IOS|| 2013|
| The newest “concept” for the owner of 2 other restaurants in Marion County; Horse and Hounds and Swampy’s|| 2013|
| Award-winning Video Production Company|| 2013|
| Web Designer with a creative platform designed for businesses, which provides communication to Social Media and assists clients with tracking of the marketing efforts.|| 2013|
Re-View Business Strategies
| Specializing in sales, marketing, retail management, engineering and medical practices; working with other companies and assists their clients in achieving success.|| 2013|
| Designed a unique airplane fire fighter’s training tool for mock runway emergencies|| 2013|
| One-stop shop for web and graphic designs; from logos to marketing material to motion graphics.|| 2014|
Value Box USA
| As an innovative marketing company uses recipe boxes to build relationships between advertisers and their target market|| 2013|
| 77 Clouds is an information technology (IT) consulting firm specializing in cloud-centric business continuity and cyber security solutions. Michael has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry.|| 2015|
| || 2015|
| The Hyper Directory platform was developed in collaboration with the Ocala / Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership to help stimulate the local economy in Marion County by connecting local residents to businesses as they are searching online. || 2016|
| ThatsHowItsDone Productions was born and is being raised up amongst the beautiful oaks and race horses of Ocala, FL.|
A multi-award winning, family operated company with a mission to make incredible motion pictures.
Advanced Benefit Services
| Spin-off startup of an existing insurance company. Developed an online portal for the centralization of voluntary employee benefits.|| 2016|
| Supportive Connections is a trauma-focused counseling and assessment agency. Specializing in trauma informed care related to PTSD, anxiety, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, crisis counseling, work related crisis and other incidents of trauma. Dr. Browning has developed a style of counseling that incorporates holistic perspectives that work to restore balance and wholeness in an individual after trauma|| |
| 17 year-old founder has started this mobile applicaton design and development company. Proprietary platform with GPS monitoring capability. || 2017|
To learn more about the Power Plant Business Incubator or to schedule a tour, please contact Ryan Lilly, Vice President, Business Creation.