About Kingbird

Kingbird Innovation Center – or as we like to call it KIC – is an EDA funded incubator focused in the development of food, hospitality and tourism businesses.

After a long analysis, and taking into consideration the prominence of the José A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts (ISHCA), we knew we had SOMETHING BIG TO SHARE!

Starting a successful new business venture requires much more than a good idea or great product. Many new companies fail simply because they failed to mind the legal or administrative details of running their business. Establishing a legal corporation, setting up accounting processes and properly paying required taxes can be distractions from your core business development but are necessary for success.

With close ties to college business programs, community resources and support businesses, we can help guide you through the process of establishing and operating your new firm the right way.

Our mission

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs kick start their startups by providing them with the intellectual capital, resources and space needed to develop and scale in a fast and sustainable way.

We want to share with our startups a common set of values reflected in ISHCA’s culture; a deep appreciation for guests and communities, a healthy and innovative approach towards food, and a drive to deliver genuine hospitality.