Who Can Become a Member?

Science and technology-focused early stage companies are eligible to be considered for membership at First Flight. In general, companies that work in the following sectors are considered for membership:

  • Ag Tech

  • Biotechnology

  • Clean Tech

  • Diagnostics

  • Energy

  • Internet/Service

  • Manufacturing

  • Materials/Science

  • Medical Device

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Software 


how do i become a member?

First Flight works hard to create a community of science-based start-ups focused on success—not only for their company, but for their fellow members. To maintain this community, we ask interested companies to apply for membership so that we can be sure we are a good fit for each other. 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 customized needs.


what are the Membership options?

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:


Co-working membership:

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 Co-working memberships.


Full Membership:

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 Full memberships.


Hangar6 prototyping memberships:

Many early-stage companies need to make physical prototypes to advance their business. First Flight developed Hangar6 as the Research Triangle region’s premier prototyping and design assistance space for science and technology-based companies. This unique facility enables fast, economical designing, modeling, and building of product prototypes using tools, such as 3D scanners, CO2 lasers, metal fiber lasers, CNC mill, 3D printers and more. Visit hangarsix.org for details about membership packages.