A global network of incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneurship centers
InBIA is a global non-profit with over 1,200 members that lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 30 countries. InBIA provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning, and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe. We are the largest member-based entrepreneurial support network in the world. For over 30 years, InBIA has remained the leader in providing the best industry resources for building thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems through sustainable entrepreneurial programs across a wide scope of industries and disciplines. We are the go-to organization for business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and other entrepreneurship support organizations who are dedicated to nurturing the unique startups in their communities.
Our members are awesome
Entrepreneurship centers in our network include incubators, accelerators, small business development centers (SBDC’s), and other organizations. These centers support startup companies in rural, urban, and developing countries around the world.
The explosion of coworking and makerspaces has created a renaissance era in shared workspaces. Shared spaces enable diverse groups of entrepreneurs, remote workers, and other independent professionals to share resources, knowledge, and networks.
Our network of universities are critical for the commercialization and incubation of startups. Some of the more prominent industries include “deep tech” fields like biotech, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing, which are led by students and researchers that leverage university labs and resources to launch their companies.
Government & Economic Development Organizations
EDO’s and government policy makers are quickly realizing that startups and small businesses drive job creation faster than large corporations. The rise of innovation districts and investment in entrepreneurial economic development is critical for job creation and economic prosperity.
Collaboration is key
Entrepreneurs face many common challenges as they seek to transform their ideas into high-growth companies. Business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and other entrepreneurship support organizations are critical to their success because they provide connections to the right mentors, education, partners, community influencers, and investors that are essential to their growth.
An InBIA membership means you’re joining a global community of your peers and other entrepreneurship support organizations that include a network of mentors, partners, influencers, and ecosystem builders. As an InBIA member, you will have direct access to our global network as well as a wide range of industry leadership and resources. To learn more about membership, click below.
Building thriving ecosystems
InBIA provides a wide range of services that enable our members to build high-impact entrepreneurial ecosystems in every type of community or industry. We annually host international conferences, leadership summits, and advanced forums while providing globally-recognized thought leadership, research, education and professional development, and program accreditation for top-tier entrepreneurship centers. Most importantly, we facilitate authentic connections, mentorship, and peer-to-peer collaboration for all of our members and their client entrepreneurs.
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For 35 years, InBIA’s annual conference – the International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI) – has been the primary venue for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals to share best practices, proven strategies, effective tools and relevant insights with an audience of peers. As the world recovers from the impacts of a destructive global pandemic, connecting with peers and sharing information is more important than ever before. This week-long, virtual event will feature:
- Peer-led sessions with actionable strategies and tools
- Discussions focused on confronting challenges and brainstorming new approaches
- Attendee meetings, facilitated as appropriate by computer-generated matchmaking
- Special interest groups to connect people with similar programs
- Curated products and services to help make the job of supporting entrepreneurs easier