Coworking Spaces & Incubators

Coworking spaces are shared work environments that combine both the flexibility that independent professionals have with the connectedness they need. Incubators are designed to nurture early startups and accelerate their growth by providing them with a variety of business support resources that they need, such as physical space, development training, and connections to financing.

The Nest Coworking

Startup Greater Peoria

The Nest is a coworking space – a shared work environment that combines the flexibility independent professionals have with the connectedness they need. Coworking is a sustainable alternative to the isolation and distraction of home offices and cafés. Humans are social beings who work best in communities. At The Nest we don’t just share workspace. We share ideas. And we connect people, because different perspectives can lead to better outcomes.

Nest membership is low cost and low risk. There are no leases to sign and new members can join at any time.

Minority Business Development Center

Black Business Alliance – Peoria Chapter

MBDC offers comprehensive resources to meet your specific needs. From initial training to ongoing support services to networking, we are here to assist small minority, women and veteran owned businesses.

Black Business Alliance
P.O. Box 172
Peoria IL, 61650
phone: (309) 966-3989

Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Bradley University

The Peoria NEXT Innovation Center is the home to researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs that are transforming new technologies and innovations into commercial enterprises. The Center opened its doors in 2007 at 801 West Main Street, Peoria, Illinois, with the Bradley Technology Commercialization Center serving as the property management provider for the Center.  The building, which can house up to 27 companies, has 48,000 square feet spread across 3 different levels. Before leasing space, potential tenants must complete a due diligence process to determine their ability to succeed and cooperate in an incubator environment.

801 W. Main St.
Peoria, IL 61606
phone: (309) 495-7238
fax: (309) 677-4822

River City Labs

River City Labs is an eclectic group of teachers, doctors, engineers, designers and awesome people that love to make things and share ideas with the world.

1213 S.W. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61605
phone: (815) 662-5376