Thomas E Hub

The mission of the Thomas E-Hub is to help startups succeed so they create jobs. Located in downtown Pembroke, our full service facility offers a range of entrepreneurs-in-residence, SBTDC counselors, and academic researchers to help you, all at no cost.


Associated with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the mission of the Thomas E-Hub is to help startups succeed so they create jobs. We are housed in a 20k sq ft facility in downtown Pembroke, with ten incubator spaces, 12 co-working spaces, two start-of-the-art conference rooms and a large lobby, an Ideation Lab, and a Maker’s Space.  We have a range of entrepreneurs-in-residence, SBTDC counselors, and academic researchers to help you, at no cost. We focus mostly on startups and small businesses in the AgHealth space — the continuum  from agtech and farming to food service and non-medical home health care.  

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Revitalization

Events and Community Building

  • Farmers Market
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loans
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Contract Review
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data
  • Business Research Resources
  • Industry Data
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Advertising/Brochure Design


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Prototype Development
  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Native-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information
  • Codes

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Classes
  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Location

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Thomas Hall
202 Main Street
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372