A global network of incubators, accelerators and other entrepreneurial support organizations



at the 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation
April 21 – 25, 2018

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InBIA is a global non-profit with over 2,200 members that lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 62 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.

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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.

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.

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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, 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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InBIA News

The La Idea Incubator Program provides a framework that allows entrepreneurs in Central America to directly connect with US-based InBIA Soft Landings designees. These designees provide advanced incubation services to guide their entrepreneurs’ businesses towards revenue generation, investment successes, and capital-efficient operations. View the finalists for the 2017 Cohort of the La Idea Incubation Program…

Upcoming Events

International Conference on Business Incubation

April 21 – 25, 2018

Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, TX

InBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation is the largest gathering of entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders on the planet. At ICBI32, over 600 innovation builders from 42 countries will gather in Dallas, TX to discover the newest industry trends in business incubation and best practices for building entrepreneurial ecosystems across the globe. This is InBIA’s staple event and is one that you will not want to miss. ICBI32 will have over 50+ sessions of interactive workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, a unique line up of powerhouse keynote presenters. Most importantly, ICBI32 will provide a variety of invaluable networking functions and opportunities focused on open-source collaboration and the development of authentic and long-lasting partnerships.

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.