Student Innovation Incubator


A Catalyst for USF Student Entrepreneurs

If you have ever wanted to start and grow your own business, the student incubator can help you turn your dream into a reality. Escape the distractions of coffee shops and roommates to come work in an environment specifically created to help you succeed. Surrounded by like-minded student entrepreneurs, the incubator is more than just office space; it is the first step to becoming a successful entrepreneur!

Located at the University of South Florida Research Park, under the USF CONNECT program, the incubator is able to assist you in any stage of business development.

What makes our student innovation incubator special? SII (Student Innovation Incubator) helps turn current USF students' business ideas into reality by providing top-notch resources. Student ventures with scalable, commercial potential are given access to high-tech, collaborative office space, paired with industry mentors, subject matter experts, and community corporate partners to develop scalable business plans, and market-testable products and services.



Applications for our 2022 - 2023 cohort are now closed. 

If you would like to learn more about our student incubator, contact us at

 * Please be advised that this is not a job opportunity nor an internship for income earning. Our program abides by all rules and regulations set forth for International Students studying in the U.S. under F-1 and J-1 Visas. For more information, contact the USF Office of International Services.


 Mission and Vision

Mission Vision

Student driven, university supported business incubator that turn students' business ideas into reality through access to professional mentors, collaborative office spaces, and community corporate partners.

SII aims to create, guide, and embrace student entrepreneurs in order to build successful business that are launched and sustained in Tampa Bay.

Goal Values

Our goal is to support and encourage student entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida to cultivate successful businesses for economic growth in Tampa Bay.

  • Provide a safe place to test and advance business ideas in a supportive environment.
  • Opportunities to grow through business training and networking with community partners, especially USF CONNECT and the Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurial-minded, community supported, and student driven.

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 The USF Student Innovation Incubator was developed by USF CONNECT, in partnership with the USF Center for Entrepreneurship and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Center for Entrepreneurship


The Corridor