ICBI33 Agenda

 

You won’t want to miss a thing!

 

Saturday, April 13

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Preconference Breakfast (preconference attendees only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Preconference Courses (additional fee required)
– ECM Course 1: Fostering Your Entrepreneurship Center’s Role in the Community
– Developing an Innovator Mindset
– Developing and Maintaining a Successful Mentoring Program

Sunday, April 14

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Preconference Breakfast (preconference attendees only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Preconference Courses and Opportunities (additional fee required)
– ECM Course 2: Finance and Operations for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Centers
– Innovative Leadership
– Metrics that Matter
– Business Innovation Global (BIG) Summit
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – ICBI33 Orientation
5:30 – 7 p.m. – Opening Reception

 

Monday, April 15

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
8-9 a.m. – Keynote speaker
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
11 – 12:15 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
12:15 – 2 p.m. – Luncheon with keynote presentation
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. – Discussion groups

Tuesday, April 16

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
8-9 a.m. – Keynote speaker
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
11 – 12:15 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
12:15 – 2 p.m. – Luncheon with keynote presentation
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. – Discussion groups
5 – 7 p.m. InBIA Celebration

Wednesday, April 17

7- 8 a.m. – Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m. – One Million Cups
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Innovation Tour

Track Descriptions

Operating Sustainable Entrepreneurship Centers

This track will cover the nuts and bolts of running an entrepreneurship center, from securing program funding to managing a facility to working with stakeholders and more. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Securing federal resources
  • Innovative revenue models
  • Tracking and reporting metrics
  • Marketing (traditional and digital)
  • Pricing models
  • Scaling an entrepreneurship support program
  • Pipeline development/client recruitment

 

Serving Entrepreneurs

The primary goal of an entrepreneurship center is to help entrepreneurs succeed, and this track will explore the most effective programs and services for achieving that goal. Sessions will cover best practices for working with entrepreneurs to ensure their startups become viable businesses that contribute to local economies. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Specialized funding sources such as SBIR/STTR
  • Creating mentor networks
  • Effective programs and services
  • Entrepreneurial education programs
  • Alternative funding sources (i.e. crowdfunding)
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Creating an internal culture to foster innovation and connection

Industry Trends and Innovations

Entrepreneurial support professionals from all over the globe gather at the InBIA conference to explore and discuss the latest ideas and trends in the industry. The sessions in this track will highlight these current trends and identify the latest tools and strategies people are using to create successful programs. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Corporate investment in entrepreneurship centers
  • Opportunities in business services
  • Logistics and supply chain needs
  • Manufacturing inclusion
  • Innovative solutions to common challenges

 

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Establishing and growing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is widely recognized as the key to creating regional prosperity through new job growth. These sessions will explore the elements and strategies for building successful entrepreneurial ecosystems in any community. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Effective super hub models
  • Innovation districts
  • Creating partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem mapping
  • Strategies for engaging community stakeholders
  • Policies that drive new business creation
  • Opportunity zones
  • Activating startup culture

 

Specialty Entrepreneurship Centers

Many entrepreneurship centers focus on specific industries, and therefore have unique challenges and opportunities. At the InBIA conference, people from these sectors have the opportunity to learn more about working within their specific industries and to connect with others doing similar work. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Food/kitchen programs
  • Rural challenges
  • Biotech programs
  • Clean tech programs
  • Arts and fashion programs
  • University and student programs

 

ICBI33 Keynotes

 

ICBI33 will feature inspirational keynote speakers, who will impact the way you think about entrepreneurship and why you do what you do, as well as dozens of presenters and panelists who are industry peers. This all-star line up will share their lessons learned, insights gained, and successful strategies created through experience. For more than 30 years, InBIA’s annual conference has been the premiere event for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals. It has become globally recognized as a forum for collaborative sharing of innovative strategies for building high-impact entrepreneurship centers, exploring lessons learned, and tracking trends in entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with thought leaders and learn what your colleagues are doing to achieve success.

Keynote speakers to be revealed soon!

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