Incubator Startup Checklist

This checklist provides a set of guidelines for starting a legal incubator. As you work through this list, please keep in mind that there is no need to reinvent the wheel for any of these steps! Many incubators have come before you and are happy to share their resources.

For more information about establishing an incubator like the CBF’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project, please contact CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves at (312) 554-1205 or

For more information about implementing an incubator and resources associated with this checklist, please contact JEP Director Trevor Clarke at (312) 546-9939 or or JEP Director of Innovation & Training Jessica Bednarz at (312) 554-8022 or