Opportunities await at Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center

Story excerpt provided by Tribune Chronicle.

Written by Virginia Shank.

WARREN — The new chief operating officer of the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center said the opportunity he’s promoting isn’t new, but it’s one some area entrepreneurs might not know is available.

Although the downtown Warren facility’s primary focus is helping energy-related companies get started, the incubator, known as TBEIC, has always been open to non-energy businesses, explained Rick Stockburger.

“Primarily, (TBEIC) is about energy as well as advanced materials companies and we’re also very interested in the future of internet of things,” Stockburger said. “But we believe there are opportunities for support companies and other businesses that are doing different things. We want to help them as well.”

For example, Modern Methods Brewing Co. is taking shape in TBEIC’s warehouse behind its main building on Courthouse Square.

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Originally published September 24, 2017.

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