The Pi Shop is a Product Business Incubator located in the Central Valley of California.Our mission is to provide an atmosphere for collaboration, mentorship, instruction, knowledge, innovation and support for a new technology, manufacturing or product-oriented business venture.
As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we set ourselves apart from other incubators in that our staff includes a full time Engineer in Residence providing DIY engineering assistance. The Pi Shop’s strategic partner is Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering who has been helping their clients for two decades transform their ideas into reality.
As the recipient of a U.C. Merced Grant and established in conjunction with U.C. Merced’s Venture Lab, our staff also includes a Grant Specialist that provides assistance to members in their efforts to write successful proposals such as SBIR and STTR grants.
The Pi Shop is working with local organizations in the Central Valley to arm medical professionals, first responders, front line workers, businesses and individuals with face shields to help fight against the COVID-19 virus. Just a donation of $10.00 per shield will provide the donor and/or someone else in need a face shield.
We have also designed COVID Cubicles! Made out of a transparent acrylic and measuring 7 ft, these cubicles can be assembled in about 30 minutes and provide security to users in spaces ranging from offices and classrooms to the general public.
The Pi Shop offers a wide variety of services for both startups and established companies. Setting ourselves apart from other incubators, we have a full time Engineer in Residence and a Grant Writer on staff which allows us to put emphasis on developing product related companies. Our memberships include no-charge expert counseling, low-cost training, information resources, events, and seminars.
One of the most valuable assets to any young entrepreneur is working with an experienced mentor. At The Pi Shop, we’re able to match student entrepreneurs with specific mentors and advisers at different stages through their development.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to help provide an atmosphere for collaboration, mentorship, instruction, knowledge and innovation for a new technology, manufacturing or product oriented business venture. Every gift makes a difference. Please provide your information and we will contact you personally for the particulars.