manuFACTURING-techNOLOGY virtual incubator

Our Manu-Tech Virtual Incubator is a robust, resource packed platform designed to guide entrepreneurs through the process of Ideation, Validation, Start Up, Commercialization and Growth.  Manu-Tech is unique in that it combines the resources, network and expertise of two manufacturing incubators, the Lean Rocket Lab and Centrepolis Accelerator.  Accepted teams get access to the full breadth and depth of Lean Rocket Lab's and Centrepolis entrepreneurial ecosystem, resources, and partners, at a very low cost.

What you get


     Lean Stack 

    From the creators of the Lean Canvas, and delivered 100% virtually, step by step playbook.


     Certified Coach 

    A monthly coaching meeting with a Lean Canvas, Lean Stack certified coach.


     Business Tools 

    From HubSpot, to AWS - get thousands of dollars in savings on critical software.


     Document Library 

    Get access to dozens of critical business documents.(e.g. pitch decks, BOM's, etc.)


     Approved Vendors 

    Discounted services from our curated portfolio of professional service providers.

  •  SPACE 

     Business Tools 

    Access to co working/meeting space in heart of Michigan's manufacturing economy.


     LTU Centrepolis 

    Access to equipment, VR/AR testing, and expertise at LTU's prototyping lab.


     MFG Network 

    Access to hundreds of OEM, tier 1 and downstream manufacturer's


     Smart Money 

    We have a network of angel investors and funds that care about manufacturing.

Are you a Michigan based start up?

Click here to learn about all of the resources at your disposal.

virtual incubator PRICING




Receive a comprehensive report of your ideas that includes competitive analysis, market potential, and an overall feasibility score.

What you get:

Have a business idea and not sure where to start? With this program, you can get the market & product research information you need to determine if & how to move forward with your idea.



8-week interactive program to coach you through the customer and market discovery process and the lean canvas - 2-page business plan

What you get:

An intensive multi-week program to coach you through the customer and market discovery process and the lean canvas - a 2-page business plan.


$1,500 - scholarships available

The Industry 4.0 accelerator is designed for companies that are integrating digital and physical technologies in their product or manufacturing process. This program is designed to help you finalize product design, prepare for manufacturing at scale, and grow your customer base.

What you get:

  • Upfront investment of up to $110,000
  • Contracted commercialization services from Centropolis

  • Leadership development program


6 months


We host various workshops for entrepreneurs to learn and grow their businesses.


133 W Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI 49201



Tel. (517) 395-4151

133 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201

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The Lab is open 24/7 to members. Tours available Monday - Friday 09:00 - 5:30



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