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InBIA is excited to bring BIG Summit back to the 34th International Conference on Business Incubation.

What is BIG Summit?


During BIG Summit, attendees will participate in matchmaking with peers from international organizations to create key partnerships and collaborations to help startups expand into foreign markets. The goal of these meetings is to enhance international collaboration and draft new partnership plans while identifying potential areas of collaboration and exchanges with other small business assistance centers, especially those in the Western Hemisphere (there are grant opportunities currently available to supplement Latin American organizations’ travel).

In addition to the one-on-one matchmaking, this years’ BIG Summit will feature an exciting agenda of speakers and panels covering topics related to collaborating and supporting entrepreneurs across the globe.  These sessions will also highlight relevant organizations and initiatives around Boston and the Northeast U.S.

Regardless of where attendees are traveling from, this is an unparalleled opportunity to establish vital connections with global leaders that will enable early-growth stage companies in your community to expand into international markets.


BIG Summit will be an interactive day to:


  • Learn about sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem models
  • Network with ecosystem builders from across the globe
  • Develop partnerships with peer entrepreneurship centers (attendees are encouraged to organize their profile with the U.S. State Department before BIG Summit begins)
  • Provide a bridge for entrepreneurs to access international markets


Target Audience:

Entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders who are passionate about building international connections.


Expected Audience:

Over 100 entrepreneurial economic development leaders from every region of the world.