What should you start?

Our studio is a place to thoughtfully explore problems and build impactful companies.

INVANTI believed in me before I even had an idea.

"They just saw my background, liked it, and...that's the reason Increment exists. We wouldn’t exist without INVANTI. They essentially were my ‘co-founders’.”

Jessica Lee, Increment
For Individuals

Apply to our Founder Studio

We invest in people to become founders of companies that solve kitchen table problems in small and midsize cities.

For Organizations

Build your own Studio

We help organizations build entrepreneurship studios that impact the people, problems and places that matter to them.


We're a bit different

We start with people, not ideas. We're based in the South Bend, not San Francisco. We are a home, not a program. We focus on impact and financials, not one or the other. We're first-time founders ourselves, not serial entrepreneurs.

And if you're a bit different, you belong here too.

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