WORCESTER – At the Woostapreneurs Forum, Joel Bush, from Worcester Clean Tech Incubator and Kyla Pacheco, from Worcester Idea Lab, combined forces to discuss strategies for starting a business in the 21st century, which is being approached in quite a different manner than previous generations. Below are some highlights captured live during the session.

Bush: “Instead of spending $1,100 on rent each month, you can use an incubator space much cheaper” for events, private offices and 11,000 square feet of space located in the Printers Building downtown – “a hidden gem of Worcester.”

Pacheco: “The Worcester Idea Lab is an initiative that came out of Action Worcester Development. Located at 20 Franklin Street, it’s idea space focused on innovation, and it’s open for private rentals. We also host free public community days for free where a lot of independent business owners and entrepreneurs come to the space, network with each other and use it for Internet, coffee, and programming.”

Bush: “An incubator provides a suitable network for entrepreneurs facing similar challenges.”