Join InBIA’s Board of Directors

Later this spring, InBIA members will elect five individuals to serve on the board. If you are interested in serving a three-year term (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2020) or would like to nominate an industry colleague to serve on the Board, please send an e-mail of intent to [email protected] as soon as possible. Then, please complete the online application here.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the “Frequently Asked Questions” document, also downloadable, here.

Completed applications must be received by close of business on Monday, January 30, 2017. Please email any questions to [email protected]

Why Join?

Ted Baker, who is both an InBIA Board Member and the chief overseer of an amazing incubation program in Muncie, Indiana called Innovation Connector, shared… “I am not sure where I would be with the Innovation Connector if I had not connected with the InBIA.  This organization & the people in it mean business!” – Ted Baker, Executive Director (Innovation Connector in Muncie, Indiana)

Board policy requires that, in addition to the candidates’ qualifications, the Nominating Committee consider the Board’s need to accurately reflect and represent the diversity of InBIA’s membership. InBIA members represent many different incubator types, professional backgrounds and geographic locations. Once the slate of seven candidates has been selected and approved, all InBIA members will have the opportunity to vote for Board Members. To help our members familiarize themselves with the candidates, InBIA will provide candidate profiles in the online election ballot, through the InBIA Exchange, and at our annual conference. We will announce election results in June, 2017.

InBIA’s Board of Directors maintains responsibility for the direction, control and supervision of the organization’s affairs. The Board meets three times a year, and travel expenses are the responsibility of Board members individually. Board members do not receive compensation from the Association or relief from normal costs associated with InBIA membership in return for their volunteer services. Prospective Board members must not expect to obtain financial benefit for themselves or for businesses in which they have an interest as a result of becoming Board members.

InBIA encourages volunteerism and welcomes all nominations. If, because of the volume of nominations, your candidacy is not successful this time, we encourage you to try again in the future.