Pioneers 21 was founded in 2011 and FKA The Hub of Human Innovation. We are a non-profit organization and business incubator based in Downtown El Paso, Texas. Pioneers 21 is one of the first and longest running incubators in the region. Pioneers 21 encourages regional economic development by helping to nurture ideas into self-sustaining companies and providing significant outreach and educational opportunities that cultivate innovation.
We pursue our work through programs, projects, and activity in three domains: business incubation, entrepreneur events and workshops, and civic engagement. Not only do we build pathways for entrepreneurs and local businesses to succeed and grow, we convene opportunities for our community to connect and share their stories.
Our incubation service provides direct business assistance, mentoring, networking, access to capital and talent, and other technical resources, as well as facility space and shared use of common office equipment. It is a regional center to pool resources, gain critical mass, and align incentives for a sustained period of time. Incubated companies have reduced barriers to enter the marketplace through the networking and mentoring provided.
Our mission is to unleash the creative and economic potential of El Paso and the US-Mexico border.
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