About Us

Our Home and Heart in Fillmore County

Nestled at 104 Main St SW, Preston, MN 55965, the Innovator Incubator is more than a space; it's where future leaders begin their journey. Serving the vibrant people of Fillmore County, an area rich in community spirit and entrepreneurial potential, we're here to tap into the youthful energy and innovative minds that thrive in our scenic landscapes. 

Innovator Incubator: pre renovations

Meet Our Founder: Alicia Pearson

Alicia's journey is a powerful narrative of dedication and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. Rising from the challenging circumstances of poverty in rural Mississippi, she became the first in her family to go to college. Alicia's rich tapestry of experiences span from founding a children's education center on the East Coast, to managing multiple oncology clinics in Texas, to designing complex clinical trials and fostering patient engagement in a leading biotech firm in California, underscoring her dedication to excellence and innovation. Founding the Innovator Incubator, she brings this spirit of perseverance and a deep-seated belief in the transformative potential of learning. Her aim is to inspire and equip the youth of Fillmore County for a future of entrepreneurial success while also bolstering the economic success of the area. 

Photo of Incubator Innovator founder Alicia Pearson and her two boys.

Our Inspirators – Instructors like No Other

[Coming soon] If you're interested in being a guest instructor - please reach out and let us know how you'd like to support Fillmore County Teens! 
Our instructors, or as we fondly call them, 'Inspirators', are the backbone of our program. With diverse backgrounds, unparalleled expertise, and a shared passion for shaping young minds, they are gearing up to guide our innovators through an unforgettable entrepreneurial journey. Stay tuned to meet the remarkable individuals who will turn dreams into reality!