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Page6IncubatorsatBurlingtonCountyCollegecontinuedfrompage1TheBusinessIncubatorwasfoundedin1998andtheScienceIncubatorwasfoundedinMay2007.Bothareviableself-sustainingentitiesthatarebringinginaprofitforBurlingtonCountyCollege.IsabelThompsonIncubatorCoordinatorstatedthattheincubatorsmissionistoprovideanentre-preneurialenvironmentthatenablesthesuccessofnewandstartupbusinessesandallowsthemtoreachtheirfullpotential.Ms.Thompsonmanagesthetwoincubatorsandoverseesthedailyopera-tionsalongwithFrankKeithBCCsActingDeanofCorporateCollegeandDirectorofEconomicDevelopmentandBusinessIncubation.Togethertheyareworkingwitheachbusinesstoensuretheyrereachingtheirmilestonesandtargetgoals.Theincubatorsprovideofficesrangingfrom120to1500-square-feetcommonspaceconferenceroomsvideoconferencing24-houraccesstothebuildingsworkshopsnetworkingeventsandmanymoresharedservicesandvaluableresourcesforstartups.JoeWinstonCEOofNetDeviceCorporationagraduateoftheincubatorwhorecentlycommentedonhisexperienceasanincubatorresidentsaidInitsearlydaysNETDeviceCorporationneededcommercialofficespacethatprovidedClassAservicesandappearancebutatasubstantiallylowercosttomatchourstartupbudget.TheBusinessIncubatormetourfinancialrequirementsandprovidedabeautifulfacilitywiredforoursubstantialconnectivityneedsandsufficientlyflexibletomeetourneedsforcommonspaceandforgrowth.ThisyearaSkills-4JerseyGrantfromtheDepart-mentofLaborandWorkforceDevelopmentisfundingworkshopsonhowtomakepresentationstoinvestorslegislatorsandonhowtoprofession-allywriteanexecutivesummarywhichappealstoapotentialinvestor.Ms.Thompsonstatedthatthisgrantenablesustooffertrainingtoourtenantsthatarespecifictotheneedsofstartupbusinesses.IncubatorcompaniescanalsoreceiveindividualcounselingthroughoutsideorganizationsincludingGaryRagoDirectoroftheNewJerseySmallBusinessDevelopmentCenterSBDCandhisteamofcounselorsintheareasofBusinessMarketingandFinancialPlansandS.C.O.R.EavolunteergroupofretiredCEOswhichalsoprovidescounselingtotheentrepreneursandstartupcompanies.YaronAvitovcofounderoftheresidentcompanyGoldTiernotedthathehasbenefitedfromtheincubatorslegalaccountingandmarketingadvicetheopportunitiestocollaboratewiththeotherfirmsatthefacilityandtheincubatorsrecruitingandreferralresourcesseeBurlingtonCountyCollegeBusinessIncubatorCompanyPurchasedbyThomsonReutersonpagesevenformoreaboutGoldTeir.EachbusinessisevaluatedannuallywherewelookforthebusinessstrengthsandweaknessessothatweknowwherewecanreachoutandhelpthemsaidMs.Thompson.Ifacompanyisontrackandreadytograduatewithintheappro-priatetimeframetheyareputintouchwithMarkRemsaDirectorDepartmentofEconomicDevel-opmentandRegionalPlanninginBurlingtonCountyandwithlocalrealestateprofessionalstohelpthemfindasuitablelocationforthecontinuedgrowthoftheirbusiness.Wewanttomakesurethatourgraduatesaregoingintoaplacethatisconducivetotheirsuccessandbusi-nessgrowth.Onceabusinessgraduatesthe