Bronzeville Incubator

The Bronzeville Incubator™ is a marketplace of ideas and collaboration for entrepreneurs. It offers over 3,000 square feet of working space within the Bronzeville Cookin’ facility at 51st street and the CTA Green Line as well as a unique rooftop patio. Embedded within a diverse mix of social and business enterprises and startups, the Incubator is an attractive location to work and a supportive and nurturing community of people striving to rebuild Bronzeville’s economy through small business success.


The Bronzeville Incubator brings together ambitious first and second-stage entrepreneurs in the culinary, creative, and sustainability industries who share a commitment to community development and who value being a part of an enterprise wherein peers and mentors, education, and networking in these arenas converge.

Members of the Incubator are innovators in their fields and share a mission to establish holistic approaches to community development and wealth creation. Every aspect of the environment at the Incubator is designed to facilitate organic exchange with thought leaders and introduction of complementary resources.


What We Offer:

CO-WORKING: Quality work space includes dedicated desks, shared desks, & shared social media / meeting areas for up to 50 professionals.

CAPACITY BUILDING: Regular training sessions and discussions for all that help Incubator members build capabilities required for success in challenging urban environments.

CONNECTING: Social events and planned activities,facilitate strong, supportive networks among members and guests.

CONVENING:  That brings together individuals & institutions that share our aspiration to build community through commercial & social enterprises, and are able to contribute resources towards revitalizing Bronzeville and similar urban communities.


Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Microloans
  • Tax Credits


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
Primary Contact
Bernard Loyd
5055 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 891-4159