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Business Incubation Global (BIG) Summit

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT


Driving Economic Development Through International Alliances

In partnership with the European Union and the U.S. State Department, InBIA is excited to bring BIG Summit back to the 31st International Conference on Business Incubation. BIG Summit brings together global entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders to share insights for accelerating entrepreneurship centers through international alliances. During this summit, the U.S. State Department will run its Sister to Sister matchmaking program, through which attendees can be matched with international organizations to create key partnerships and collaborations to help startups expand into foreign markets.

All BIG Summit attendees should register to be matched in advance by going to match.state.gov/login. (Registration is required for all SBNA and SBDC attendees, and optional but strongly encouraged for everyone else.) The goal of these meetings is to enhance international collaboration, engage in interactive dialogue with international leaders and draft new partnership plans while identifying potential areas of collaboration and exchanges with other small business assistance centers in the Western Hemisphere. Lastly, there will be grant opportunities provided by our partners for selected partnerships.

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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
  • Provide a bridge to entrepreneurs to access international markets

Target audience: Entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders that are passionate about building international connections

Expected audience: Over 100+ entrepreneurial economic development leaders from every region of the world

Click here to download the agenda.

For group pricing or if you wish to bring a Delegation, please download and submit a registration form.

Please contact David Fonseca at [email protected] for more information on BIG Summit.


March 26
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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David Fonseca
(361) 249- 4136


Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98010 United States
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