About Us

What exactly IS Bridge?
We're glad you asked.

The Bridge Virtual Incubator powered by Startup Space was conceived and developed through the efforts of the City of Champaign and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corporation. Important contributors from all over Champaign County have provided content, access, and the tools you need to navigate your way to business success.

Owning a business isn’t for the faint-hearted. It takes 24/7 commitment and tenacity. Finding your way through can be tough when you’re on your own: What permits do I need? How do I find the right attorney? Where do I even start? Bridge is here to guide you, whether you’re launching a business, managing growth, or seeking financing. Put our resources to work for you: Access to 1:1 advising, events, service providers, networking, assessments, tools and tutorials. All here, in one place, and expressly designed to get you on the path to success. 


Join the Bridge Community.


Register as a client of the Illinois SBDC at the Champaign County EDC.