JOIN THE FIRST FLIGHT COMMUNITY

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

First Flight strives to facilitate networking, collaboration and engagement among our community and key stakeholders. Early stage science-based companies may apply to be a member of the First Flight incubator community in three ways:

  1. First Flight Friends Membership Program: Become a part of the First Flight community with a choice of economical, non-resident annual memberships and take advantage of benefits ranging from an RTP mailing address and package handling, conference room and workspace use, mentoring by business experts, and attendance to educational programs. Learn more about First Flight Friends memberships.
  2. Resident Client: Secure on-site office or lab space for a monthly charge. Includes space-sharing benefits, expert business and investor readiness advice, synergy with like-minded entrepreneurs, educational programs and social gatherings. Learn more about resident memberships.
  3. Hangar6 memberships and sponsorships:  Hangar6 is a First Flight program targeting companies who need to make physical prototypes to advance their business. Hangar6 is the Research Triangle region’s premier prototyping and design assistance space for science and technology-based companies. This unique facility enables designing, building and modeling product prototypes using tools, such as 3D scanners, CO2 lasers, metal fiber lasers, CNC mill, 3D printers and more. Visit www.hangarsix.org for details about membership packages and corporate sponsorships.

FIRST FLIGHT FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS

The First Flight Friends program is an economical way for science-focused entrepreneurs in the early stages of their company’s development to join the First Flight Community.

First Flight Friends annual membership grants them access to the First Flight facility and resources, as well as the opportunity to interact with fellow inventors and learn from experienced business mentors. Access to these resources can make the difference in how quickly your company develops. Download the First Flight Friend information sheet.

ECONOMY

$500Per Year
  • Building access Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Attendance to First Flight programs and Events
  • Drop-in temporary co-working space as available
  • Shared amenities including kitchen access, complimentary beverages, weekly happy hour
  • Complimentary parking
  • Limited access to conference rooms
     
     
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COACH

$750Per Year
  • Building access Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Attendance to First Flight programs and Events
  • Drop in temporary dedicated office and co-working space
  • Shared amenities including kitchen access, complimentary beverages, weekly happy hour
  • Complimentary parking
  • Conference room use, protected against cancellation, up to 4 hours per month
  • Mailbox, RTP mailing address & package handling
  • Notary public service
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BUSINESS CLASS

$1200Per Year
  • Building Access 24/7 including weekends
  • Attendance to First Flight programs and Events
  • Drop in temporary dedicated office and co-working space
  • Shared amenities including kitchen access, complimentary beverages, weekly happy hour
  • Complimentary parking
  • Conference room use, protected against cancellation, up to 8 hours per month
  • Mailbox, RTP mailing address & package handling
  • Notary public service
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FIRST CLASS

$2500Per Year
  • Building Access 24/7 including weekends
  • Attendance to First Flight programs and Events
  • Drop in temporary dedicated office and co-working space
  • Shared amenities including kitchen access, complimentary beverages, weekly happy hour
  • Complimentary parking
  • Conference room use, protected from cancellation, up to 16 hours per month
  • Mailbox, RTP mailing address & package handling
  • Notary public service
  • Access to the First Flight Navigator program. First Class members are assigned a business expert advisor for up to 20 consultation hours per year

CONFERENCE ROOM AVAILABILITY

Access to conference room space is determined by membership level. In addition to multiple co-working spaces, there are four private conference rooms at First Flight.

Apply for First Flight Friends membership

FIRST FLIGHT RESIDENT CLIENT BENEFITS

As a science and technology-based business incubator, First Flight provides a physical location in which a new business can start, in an environment supported by advice, shared services and networking with like-minded innovators. First Flight accommodates 30-40 early stage science-focused businesses—all working towards the goal of graduating from the facility within 3-5 years to commercialization success.

First Flight Resident Client memberships and pricing are tailored to company needs and can be adjusted as the startup grows Memberships include:

  • Office/lab space
  • Navigator program/Business mentoring
  • Flexible lease terms
  • Conference meeting space (4 conference rooms) included in resident client package
  • Administrative support: high speed internet, mail/UPS and FedEx delivery services/package handling and copier
  • Access to professional development, educational and social events
  • Key card access
  • Shared amenities including kitchen access, complimentary beverages, weekly happy hour and First Flight sponsored family gatherings
  • Complimentary parking
  • Notary Public Service
Apply to become a First Flight Resident Client

After receiving your application, First Flight will contact you for an interview.
Upon approval, arrangements are made for contractual agreement, move-in, office/lab upfit, etc.
Since all work spaces are customized to your needs, First Flight does not have a standard price/sq. ft.
Pricing will be determined after we learn your needs.