UCF’s Business Incubation Program is garnering national attention after being named Incubator of the Year by The National Business Incubation Association.

The program has been around for 15 years and aims to help students with innovative ideas get these ideas off the ground.

Students interested in the program must first submit an application where they go through a screening process to see if their business idea is a good fit for the program. After being accepted to the program, they go through stages of orientation, growth, maturation and graduation over an 18-36 month period.

The students are also given office space and tactical sessions with Central Florida business leaders. A student is graduated from the program once they have achieved a level of financial and corporate growth that enables them to leave the incubator.