The Hatch Small Business Incubator

The Hatch Incubator on the Cattaraugus County Campus

The Hatch at Jamestown Community College is a business incubator on the Cattaraugus County Campus, providing space and amenities for entrepreneurs to utilize. The Hatch fills a gap in the Olean area entrepreneurial ecosystem as a place and resource for business ideation and existing businesses.

How The Hatch supports small businesses

The Hatch business incubator is a supportive environment that helps new and existing businesses and entrepreneurs grow and succeed. The Hatch provides resources, guidance, amenities, and physical space on campus. Think of The Hatch as a "nest" where businesses can hatch and grow safely, with access to:

  • Mentors who can give you advice
  • Networking opportunities to meet other entrepreneurs
  • Workshops and classes to learn new skills and address common business challenges

The Hatch Incubator at SUNY JCC with small jayhawk coming out of a bird shell

The Hatch facilities

Through The Hatch, you have access to:

  • Commercial kitchen with oven, stove, electric griddle, cold storage space, dry storage space, kitchen utensils, pots, baking sheets (does not include knives, cooking sprays, ingredients)
  • Facility rentals on campus, including classrooms, conference rooms, and computer labs
  • Manufacturing machines in the Manufacturing Technology Institute
    • Metrology lab: Optical Comparator - CMM
    • CNC machining
    • Manual lathes and mills
    • Welding: MIG - TIG - STICK - resistance welding
    • CNC press brake
    • Rapid prototyping - 3D printer

Our mission & vision for The Hatch

Our mission centers on providing comprehensive support to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs by bridging the divide between expanding enterprises and those still in the developmental stages. We achieve this through a strategic combination of targeted educational initiatives, mentorship, and a spectrum of other opportunities.

We aspire to create a bridge in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Cattaraugus County by nurturing a dynamic community of small businesses. With a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and sustainable growth, we envision a future where local entrepreneurs flourish, job opportunities multiply, and the region's entrepreneurial spirit becomes a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.