Mason Enterprise Center Incubator

Membership

The Mason Enterprise Center Incubator in Leesburg is a community-focused business incubator supported by George Mason University. The MEC Incubator is a trusted resource with dedicated staff accelerating the evolution and long-term success of select companies wanting to grow and scale.

Perks of Membership

  • \Access to a large Group Medican plan through Kaiser Permanente
  • \35% discount for Paychex services
  • \Preferential rates with PrideStaff, a national staffing agency providing temporary staffing and recruiting for multiple industries.
  • \New York Life: providing access to group insurance rates for life insurance, disability and accident, key person and buy-sell arrangements.
  • \50% off first year’s dues in the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
  • \Free seats at CIT seminars
  • \Payment technology solutions with Pineapple Payments
  • \Advising and mentoring - with case management and progress tracking.
  • \Referrals to other mentors, business experts, local CEOs, angel investors, and other key resource people.

Membership Amenities

Meet Our Mentors

Are you poised for growth, but still have questions about how to get to where you want to go? Take advantage of one of the most important benefits of MEC Incubator membership: our Mentor Program. Our Mentors harness decades of expertise to help you become the business you want to be. You can learn more about our Mentor’s qualifications here.

Are You Ready for Membership?

Small, aspiring companies who are looking for professional facilities and conference room space, who desire business growth mentoring, who could benefit from targeted educational programs and networking events, and who want to be a part of an entrepreneur community. Ideal MEC Members are small, emerging ventures that are scalable and at a critical point of growth.

Expectations

 MEC Members are required to meet at least 1 time per year with our MEC Director, SBDC Advisors and/or other MEC Mentors. During these meetings you get help setting goals and planning strategy, we check on your progress, address any business concerns or areas you want to focus on, help hold you accountable and connect you with other resources or mentors. Additionally, there are activities and class options on many different topics. MEC Members should participate in at least 2 MEC organization programs or SBDC events per year.

Graduation

Members are given 3 to 4 years to take advantage of mentoring, advising, networking, classes and the MEC facilities; after that they are expected to graduate out of the MEC. Members are provided with the appropriated support and connections in order for this to be a smooth and successful process.

Application process:

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1. Complete Application

2. Director reviews application and contacts applicant regarding fit for the MEC Incubator.

3. Applicant schedules a tour of our facility.

4. Members pay fees and get other on-boarding details.

Credit Card Payments

MEC Members can make credit card payments for your rent or fees at the Mason Enterprise Center, and we absorb the processing fee. You can make one-time payments or set up recurring payments for up to 12 months. This system is maintained by the University-selected vendor, TouchNet.

Business License Info

If you are officed or have a mailing address at the MEC-Leesburg you will need to get a Leesburg Business License (even if you already have one somewhere else, including in Loudoun County) and pay BPOL (Business, Property, Occupancy License) tax. For further information refer to these guidelines.