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The Collaborative Business Incubator & Enterprise Hub for the Greater Kalamazoo Area

Formerly known as Can-Do Kitchen, we have been providing entrepreneurial support since 2008. Entrepreneurs who work with us are connected to resources, mentors, information, funding, and programs at opportune times. We have grown and changed with the needs of the community and are now adding services for any type of business venture through partnerships and new initiatives. Part of this growth is our future new location at 519 S. Park Street, which we will gradually move into this year. Our future location will offer coworking desks, offices, conference rooms, event space, and larger commercial kitchens. We can’t wait to work with you to build your path toward success!

aCCELERATING Entrepreneurship

As an incubator for budding & scaling businesses, Can-Do Kalamazoo is committed to a more equitable and accessible path to business success for all of Kalamazoo’s entrepreneurs. Emerging brands, local retailers and established businesses come to Can-Do Kalamazoo to grow, scale and reach new heights. We connect you to the right people in your industry and set you up for success with one-on-one meetings, business planning and startup courses.

Join the hub for all successful entrepreneurs in the Greater Kalamazoo area. Get access to key partners for your business, financing opportunities and insider knowledge all in one place. Starting a business is less complicated with Can-Do Kalamazoo.

Testimonials

Can-Do Kitchen provided me with the necessary information to grow my business through business workshops, vendor opportunities and contacts with local food distributors. The staff is accessible and often inquires if there are any additional tools or information I need to help my business grow.

Jill Chestang

Owner, Perfect Blend Coffee

Thanks to Can-Do Camp, we’re opening our own brick and mortar coffee shop in Battle Creek (our hometown) only a year after completing the 12-week course. Without the education and support from Can Do, we would not be anywhere near where we are today.

Jackson Bredehoft

Co-Founder, Café Rica

“Can-Do taught me everything I needed to know to successfully open my business. They are truly amazing. Lucy helped me a lot and I’m so grateful for everything she’s done for Eli’s Doces.”

Elisangela Diaz

Owner, Eli’s Doces

3D-Rendering of new kitchen space

Our New Facility

Coming in spring 2024, our new entrepreneurship hub will welcome entrepreneurs and business owners from all walks of life, at any stage of business. In addition to larger kitchen facilities, our new space will have conference rooms, classroom, private offices, and open-format coworking desks.

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Get Involved

Promoting the growth of all types of business is made possible by generous contributions from our donors and collaboration from volunteers and business supporters.

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“Our new expanded scope enables us to provide resources, guidance, and connections to entrepreneurs and small business owners from all walks of life, at any business stage, and in any industry. Our doors are open. You can do this!”

Lucy Dilley, Executive Director

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential at the Spring 2024 Can-Do Camp: Beginning the week of Feb 19th!

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