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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Revitalization

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Legal Services

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

Libraries and Research

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

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

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


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)
  • Office Space (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification (Specialty)
  • Codes
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

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

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training (Specialty)
  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Website Development


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Startup Networking (Specialty)
  • Farmers Market
Contact Information
Thomas Hall
202 Main Street
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372