For Immediate Release

DALLAS, Texas – Hundreds of entrepreneurial ecosystem thought leaders from across the globe will join the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) in Dallas, Texas, April 21-25, 2018, for InBIA’s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI32). InBIA’s annual conference unites a global community of professionals who provide entrepreneurial support to collaborate with peers from around the world; gather new tools and strategies for their programs; and evaluate service providers and strategic partners. The theme of ICBI32 is “Bridging the gap.”

According to InBIA Board of Directors Chair, Jamie Coughlin, “The entrepreneurial ecosystem thought leaders and economic development professionals who will gather for the conference embody this year’s conference theme as they bridge gaps every day between entrepreneurs and the resources, connections, and knowledge they need to succeed.”

Held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, ICBI32 will feature more than 30 educational sessions as well as industry-specific exhibitors and sponsors, ensuring attendees come away with new tools and strategies for supporting the entrepreneurs with whom they work every day. ICBI32 keynote speakers offer global, unique perspectives from a range of industries. The five featured speakers will be Melissa L. Bradley, founder of Project 500; Julie Lenzer, associate vice president of innovation and economic development at UM Ventures; Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted; Philip J. Romano, an investor and entrepreneur; and David Rose, a serial entrepreneur and super angel investor.

ICBI32 still has several powerful sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available. Interested in becoming a sponsor at ICBI32? Contact InBIA at (407) 593-4331 or [email protected] . For more information on these opportunities or to register to attend, please visit


ABOUT the International Business Innovation Association

InBIA is a global nonprofit with over 2,200 members that lead entrepreneurship centers in 62 countries. For over 30 years, InBIA has provided industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe. InBIA is the premiere organization for business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces and other entrepreneurship support organizations.