Business Incubator Spaces

FATHOMWERX, Port Hueneme

Ventura County supports business—and it shows through the county’s business incubators. Business incubators and accelerators help entrepreneurs, start-ups, and very early stage companies gain access to physical space, equipment, mentorship, capital, and other support to help speed their growth. That can also include anything from introductions to investors to invaluable networking opportunities with peers and experts. Typically, startups remain in an incubator for a defined period, after which they "graduate" and move out as more self-sufficient and established businesses.

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In Port Hueneme, FATHOMWERX is a public-private laboratory, community and resource for technological innovation, bringing the brightest minds together to solve problems for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy. FATHOMWERX is a partnership between the Port of Hueneme, the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Port Hueneme Division, Matter Labs and the Economic Development Collaborative.

Matter Labs, based in Camarillo, is a California-based think tank, startup studio and consulting firm specializing in emerging technologies. Matter Labs is an award-winning innovation lab that’s passionate about changing the world through innovation. The firm launches classes of emerging technology startups every four months.

Ventura Biocenter is a biotech incubator in Newbury Park’s industrial area. Its mission is to create sustainable new tech businesses in Ventura County by combining scientific innovation and scientific education with business incubation.

California Lutheran University's Hub101, located in Westlake Village, is an innovation center and incubator affiliated with California Lutheran University. It offers co-working space, mentorship, networking events, and various resources for startups in the region.

The Ventura Ventures Technology Center is a nonprofit organization that aims to support technology-based startups in Ventura County. It provides office space, mentorship, and access to a network of experts and resources.


FATHOMWERX is an innovator of technology designs fusing academia, civilian companies and other nontraditional Department of Defense partners who work on United States Department of Defense and Maritime’s most challenging problems. Through the use of their growing ecosystem, promotion of divergent thought, and neutral facilitation, their goal is to bring the right minds together to solve challenging problems. FATHOMWERX is a partnership between the Port of Hueneme, the Naval Surface Warfare Center- Port Hueneme Division, Matter Labs and the Economic Development Collaborative.

Foundry 805

Located in the City of Camarillo, Foundry 805 is dedicated to establishing a nurturing and empowering setting for entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, develop, and prosper. For both aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative concepts or early-stage startups prepared for expansion, Foundry 805 stands ready to assist in their journey. Foundry 805 is an optimal destination to transform entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Matter Labs

An official partner of the Economic Development Collaborative, Matter Labs is a California-based think tank, startup studio, and consulting firm specializing in emerging technologies, making a difference in the world through innovation.

Ventura BioCenter

The VBC is designed for the discovery and development of biotech and small-molecule therapeutics. It’s also equipped for all types of synthetic chemical R&D and can accommodate a broad range of molecular biology activities. The Thousand-Oaks based facility has equipment, bench space, and meeting and conference space, plus all the power, water, gas, and other utilities needed for biochemistry research. Tenants can rent space for a day, a week, month-to-month, or a year.