A global network of entrepreneurial
ecosystem builders





InBIA is a global non profit that represents 2,200 entrepreneurial organizations. With networks extending over 62 countries, we provide education and enable collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning, and the sharing of innovative ideas. We believe in the collaborative economy and are the largest member-based entrepreneurial support organization in the world. For over 30 years, we’ve provided industry resources, hosted international conferences and leadership summits, as well as expanded our global programs to better assist our members as they strive to nurture the unique entrepreneurs in their communities.

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Incubators &
Entrepreneurship Centers

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.

Entrepreneurship Centers

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.

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Entrepreneurs face many common challenges as they seek to transform their ideas into high-growth companies. The connection to the right mentors, education, partners, influencers, and investors is critical to their success.

An InBIA membership means you’re joining a global community of these mentors, partners, influencers, and investors. You will have direct access to our resources, as well as have the capability to share these resources with your client entrepreneurs. Becoming an InBIA member illustrates your dedication to global prosperity through entrepreneurship.

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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 and leadership summits 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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2017 International Conference on Business Incubation


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Preconference: March 25-26, 2017

Main Conference: March 27-29,2017


Sheraton Seattle Hotel 

Seattle, WA

Together, we are building thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems. Entrepreneurial leaders from around the globe will gather at our conference to discover trends and best practices for establishing successful entrepreneurial programs. Packed with 4 epic keynote presentations and over 50 sessions of interactive workshops and panels, this year’s event will be critical to improving your high-impact entrepreneurship centers. We’ll dive into how some of the world’s best entrepreneurial ecosystems operate and thrive in today’s ever-changing global economy.

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Our partners

We align ourselves with partners who share in our vision and passion for global prosperity through entrepreneurship. Our partners recognize the value of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the impact it has on global economic development, innovation, and accelerated change.