Rockford Area Ventures founded EIGERlab in 2004 on Fulton Avenue. Originally designed as a place for entrepreneurs to access business startup, training, expansion, and innovation assistance. 

In 2022 the business and innovator incubator, EIGERlab moved into a new location at 304 N. Main Street, next to the Coronado Performing Arts Center leasing approximately 2,000 square feet in the historic 50,000-square-foot building that previously housed American Insurance, Pioneer Life, and Conseco.

With this new centralized location, down the street from the Rockford Library, set to open in late spring 2024, it provides greater accessibility, access to greater resources for Research/Development purposes, and greater visability to the public. We are here and committed to our community of innovators. As we move through 2023 into 2024, we have a more determined and strengthned focus designed to help restructure costs, making sure the organization is lighter and more fluid for a continuously changing innovation environment. This helps us ensure our resources are put towards a more focused future mission… “Finding people with ideas and innovations, helping them bring those concepts to reality and the market place”

If you have an idea… reach out and let’s help get you get moving in the right direction.