InBIA events are incredible opportunities for you to engage and collaborate with innovative entrepreneurship support professionals and ecosystem builders from all around the world. Our events are designed to demonstrate and showcase the most up-to-date and best practices in entrepreneur support across a variety of industries and disciplines. 

InBIA Hosts Three Primary Events Each Year:

The International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI)

The International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI) has been the premiere event for incubation and entrepreneur support professionals for nearly four decades. This spring conference brings together practitioners from across the United States and around the world to learn best practices, effective strategies, and new trends from peers and other experts. Educational sessions cover a variety of topics related to running a sustainable entrepreneur support organization and helping entrepreneurs succeed, including organizational and startup funding sources, effective policies and procedures, strategic programming, streamlined operations, collaborative ecosystem approaches, and more.

ICBI is held in different cities based on local support and engagement.

e.Builders Forum

InBIA’s fall event, the e.Builders (Ecosystem Builders) Forum, focuses on a different entrepreneurship ecosystem each year, highlighting effective strategies and programs attendees can replicate in their own regions. This is a smaller gathering than the annual conference and is designed to be more interactive, allowing time for participants to share their own ecosystem successes and learn informally from peers.

e.Builders is held in different cities based on local support and engagement – stay tuned to the website for more information about the next e.Builders convening.


Advance Leadership Summit

Each year InBIA creates dedicated space for people who have been in the field of entrepreneur support for several years to gather and to take a deeper dive on industry trends and to focus on the changing needs of seasoned professionals. Longtime members appreciate this space to connect with peers and discuss what the future might hold.

The Advance Leadership Summit is held in different cities based on local support and engagement.


If you have any questions about InBIA events, please contact us via email at [email protected]