Being a member of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation (DRCI) can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your business ... and now, as we support local small businesses as they work to rebound from the negative impact of COVID-19 on our local economy, you can now access the many resources and services of the DRCI for free in 2021.

Yes, membership has its rewards. But at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, membership takes on a whole new meaning. It opens doors to becoming part of our vibrant business community and gaining access to a wide variety of business resources, programs and services proven to help entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses of all sizes thrive. Come join us … and discover firsthand the rewards of a DRCI membership for you.

Our members form a unique community of entrepreneurs, executives, and some of the region’s top companies – all playing an active role in shaping our region’s future economic success while engaging with peers and mentors. As a member of DRCI, you are able to instantly benefit from the unique programs, services, and discounts offered only through the Don Ryan Center for Innovation. From free attendance at our signature on-site business events to networking opportunities to a wide array of professional services available only to our members, DRCI members gain a true advantage in the local business community. 


  • Access to The HUB and its offerings*
  • Networking and community outreach opportunities at The HUB     
  • Complimentary and discounted registration for all events   
  • DRCI membership credentials                      
  • Downloadable worksheets and business builder tips            
  • One-hour Biz Consulting with one of our Mentors               
  • One-hour free consultation marketing/public relations/graphic design with one of DRCI’s marketing partners (Possible one month free of marketing/public relations/graphic design with a 12-month contract – depends on agency)              
  • Company logo featured on the DRCI website home page and member page (SEO benefit) 
  • Highlighted in e-communication to subscribers upon joining           
  • Featured on the DRCI’s 3 social media platforms within one month of joining (combined with other new Partners for that month) 

*Sign up in 2021 and receive 12 months free. Some Hub offerings are available only on a reservation/fee basis.  

NOTE: Benefits subject to change without notice.

Networking Opportunities 

Monthly educational forums designed to educate, empower, and inspire entrepreneurs and executives at all levels. Held at The HUB at Buckwalter, featuring top local and national speakers addressing today’s most critical business-building topics. 

For a complete schedule of upcoming Sessions topics and speakers, click here.

Special Events

The Don Ryan Center for Innovation is always striving for ways to enrich the community and cultivate networking and outreach opportunities for our members. Follow us on social media or check out our calendar for special events throughout the year.

INnovate Business e-newsletter

One of the many benefits the Don Ryan Center offers its members is a monthly e-newsletter, filled with important business-building insights, business trend stories, innovator alumni accomplishments and news showcasing upcoming events and programs. Become a member today to start receiving your monthly newsletter … and so much more.


Being a member of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your business. Learn more about the many ways the DRCI Small Business Concierge can help your business ... and see how DRCI membership can help you play an active role in shaping the region’s future while engaging with peers, mentors and like-minded individuals now!