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Each year, the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) recognizes entrepreneur support organizations with proven track records of excellence. These organizations and the outstanding companies they serve are the foundation for regional economic growth in communities around the world.

The 2022 InBIA awards include:

Entrepreneurship Center of the Year Awards – Apply Here

  • Technology/Science
  • Mixed-Use
  • Sector-Focused
  • Rural

Specialty Awards

Premiere Awards

  • Dinah Adkins
  • Randall M. Whaley

The nominations deadline has been extended to Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Please see the 2022 InBIA Awards Nomination Guide for more information

Entrepreneurship Center of the Year Awards

Entrepreneurship centers have the opportunity to apply for an award in the category that fits best. Our panel of judges will review each application, and the center that displays the highest level of excellence in each category will receive the award for that segment.

Premiere Awards

InBIA’s most prestigious awards honor member entrepreneurship center programs that exemplify the association’s principles and practices of successful business incubation and entrepreneurship center management. The winners of these awards will be chosen from the selected entrepreneurship centers of the year. InBIA staff will notify winners in advance and they must attend the virtual ICBI35 conference to receive the awards as part of the event.


The Dinah Adkins Award will be given to a mixed-use of sector-focused center. This includes entrepreneurship centers that serve a wide range of client types or serve clients primarily in a non-technology industries. These centers can include mixed-use, manufacturing, arts, service, kitchen, or other sector-focused, non-technology incubation programs.

The Randall M. Whaley Award will be given to a center that focuses on technology companies. These centers can include general technology, internet, biotechnology, communications, software design, information technology, environmental technology, and other types of technologies.

Recognition: Dinah Adkins award winners will receive $500 each and the Randall M. Whaley award winner will receive $1,000.  All award winners will receive an award and promotion at ICBI36 and InBIA social media and website channels.

Specialty Awards

InBIA awards in the Specialty Category honor specific activities and accomplishments of entrepreneurship centers to improve their organizations or to better serve their ecosystems, communities and clients.

2021 ICBI35 Premier Award Winners

2021 ICBI35 Entrepreneurship Center of the Year Awards Winners

2021 ICBI35 Specialty Awards Winners

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