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ICBI33 will bring together entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders and key stakeholders from around the globe. If you have a product or service that could be useful to an organization that works with entrepreneurs, or to the startups they serve, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with hundreds of people who collectively impact thousands of startups! There are several sponsorship packages as well as opportunities to exhibit. For information on sponsorship contact [email protected]



49% First-time


44 Countries


30,000+ Startups


Gold Sponsors

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their futures and be successful. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org.

Silver Sponsors

GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox and online platform used by business advisors, incubators, and entrepreneurship educators to help businesses make decisions and take action.

It helps startup and growth companies build their businesses through a simple action oriented process — one that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.  To learn more visit www.growthwheel.com.

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. Our global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Our innovative ecosystem of financial  management solutions serves approximately 50 million customers worldwide,  unleashing the power of many for the prosperity of one.  For more information please visit: https://www.intuit.com

Lanyard Sponsor

TUFF is a developer and advisor focused on creating vibrant physical environments for institutions of education and research.  Through careful consideration of institutional potential, TUFF develops facilities that are more than just buildings. They are communities of education and research that encourage economic growth and accelerate innovation.  To learn more visit www.tuff.org.


The Evidence Network Inc. (TEN) provides impact assessments that help business incubators, accelerators, and business support programs maximize their value to clients, and communicate that value to companies, stakeholders, and funding agents. TEN evaluates and benchmarks the performance of organizations and programs that support business, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.  To learn more visit: www.theevidencenetwork.com

incuTrack is a comprehensive and feature-rich client tracking and reporting system designed and developed especially for business incubators and accelerators. Learn how incuTrack saves time, saves money, and helps clients, staff, and mentors collaborate and coordinate so goals are achieved and exceeded.  To learn more visit http://www.incutrack.com/.

Here at Palo Alto Software we are committed to helping you succeed in business. We are proud to be serving entrepreneurs in over 180 countries for over 20 years. From San Francisco to Sydney we have helped both small and large companies achieve their full potential.  With our online business planning software LivePlan, anyone can create a professionally formatted, investor-ready business plan in half the time.  LivePlan offers modern, intuitive business planning for the classroom or small business program. Helping entrepreneurs think critically about lean planning, business strategy and forecasting.  To learn more visit: https://www.liveplan.com/ 

Prepr is building a Global Lab Network connecting Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, and Educators to co-LEARN, co-LAB, and co-SOLVE™ real world challenges and create business opportunities.  For more information please visit: https://prepr.org/

Ruckus offers a complete line of high-performance network access infrastructure. The product portfolio includes Wi-Fi controllers,  indoor and outdoor access points, wired Ethernet switches, an IoT suite and private LTE (CBRS). We also offer network security, detailed analytics, open APIs and management software, along with professional services and support.  To learn more visit https://www.ruckusnetworks.com/

Since 2003, SourceLink® has empowered 100+ communities to build sustainable infrastructures supporting entrepreneurship. Learn from our many partner communities how to identify entrepreneurial resources and make them visible; connect key stakeholders to identify gaps, work collaboratively for systemic change and how to measure impact.  To learn more please visit: https://www.joinsourcelink.com/

The Startup Space app offers a free local community where users can connect with other businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. The app also provides a subscription-based community for business owners to directly connect with their customers and employees.  To learn more visit: https://www.startupspace.us.

Local Champions

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality.  AURI generates economic impact in Minnesota communities by helping businesses take advantage of innovative opportunities in four focus areas: biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food.

AURI provides a broad range of services to expand markets, develop new uses and improve processes. AURI provides hands-on scientific technical assistance, and a targeted network of resources to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts. AURI provides applied research services and product development assistance to create new ag-based products, process refinements and to help move them to market. To learn more, visit: https://www.auri.org/.

Forge North is a movement of entrepreneurs, investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, corporate leaders, collaborators, and allies from all industries and sectors working together to make Minnesota the best place in the world to start ventures, solve problems, and scale impact. The coalition accelerates growth across the state by inclusively connecting and proudly celebrating the individuals and organizations growing Minnesota ventures, and we equip these partners with tools to measure progress and dream bigger together. For more information on Forge North and our partners, visit forgenorth.com

Grow North is an initiative of the Holmes Center of Entrepreneurship to accelerate and elevate the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem for food and agriculture in Minnesota. Through education and connectivity programming and events, they work with entrepreneurs, investors, corporate, non-profit and civic leaders to create an interconnected, sophisticated and supportive ecosystem for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and innovators to grow and scale their businesses. For information on Grow North, go to grownorthmn.com  

Founded in 1984, the Medical Alley Association supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence and interactions that support Medical Alley.  For more information please visit medicalalley.org

Interested in sponsoring the 33rd International Conference on Business Innovation?


InBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation unites a global community of entrepreneurial ecosystem thought leaders who oversee business incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurship centers and who drive economic development strategy focused on building entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. Attendees come to connect with InBIA’s global community, share ideas to further the entrepreneurial movement, gather new tools and strategies for their programs, collaborate with their peers from around the world, evaluate service providers and strategic partners, and have fun!  Sponsors will have unparalleled access to these attendees, who are responsible for mentoring and coaching the world’s most innovative, emerging companies. Whether you provide a product or service for large coworking facilities (furniture, telecom, etc.), or support infrastructure for sector-specific incubators (i.e. commercial kitchens), or want to directly target thousands of up-and-coming companies, ICBI33 is a great opportunity to reach these highly targeted potential customers under one roof.  Ready to connect with the 500+ attendees who attend this conference?

To discuss partnership & sponsorship opportunities please contact Andrea Wesser-Brawner at [email protected].