We provide a variety of different resources to help those working in or leading programs that help entrepreneurs. These resources are a mix of industry terms, assessments, consultant directories, domestic and international incubation associations, industry job opportunities and more. Most importantly, many of these resources are free!

Free Resources!

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and InBIA Playbooks

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and InBIA have partnered to release a series of playbooks as resources which focus on the growth of specific communities and demographics of US-based entrepreneurs. The first playbook, Elevating Women in Entrepreneurship, draws upon Erika R. Smith and Brita Belli’s combined decades of personal experience and supplement their knowledge with cutting edge research and interviews from major industry players supporting women entrepreneurs. The second playbook, Launching Your Neighborhood Place-Based Entrepreneurship Center, targets those towns and cities which are facing the age-old question of how to reinvent
themselves after losing their primary industry to automation, obsolescence, off-shoring or other factors.

Check out the playbooks below!


White Papers Repository

InBIA seeks to deliver industry expertise and knowledge of best practices through a diverse array of specialized resources for our members. These specialized resources include guides, full-length publications, case studies, example documents, and more. Get a feel for what these resources are like by delving into critical entrepreneurship topics and learning from our selection of free white papers below!

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Monthly Webinars

We host a monthly webinar series to support our members and the broader entrepreneurial support community. Webinars cover a variety of industry topics and best practices that include, but are not limited to: facility operations, funding resources, unique programming concepts, and other related topics. InBIA members receive exclusive access to the webinar recording and presentation inside of I-Connect. Check out the latest webinar topic below!

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Numbers of Entrepreneurship Centers (by Type) in US

The below chart provides reputably sourced counts of a variety of types of entrepreneurship centers operating throughout the US, which we hope will assist with grant submissions, research, or public relations opportunities.

Counts of US ECs

Glossary of Industry Terms

The ever-evolving entrepreneurial landscape has resulted in a rapid evolution of entrepreneurial support models. Current models include incubation, acceleration, coworking, mix-use, blended models (which we refer to as super hubs), and others. Historically, InBIA has been the go-to resource for operational definitions and other terms and has set the standard for identifying the varying models of entrepreneurial centers.

Industry of Terms

Tools & Directories

U.S. Incubation Associations

Alabama Business Incubation Network

1020 Ninth Avenue S.W.
Bessemer, AL 35022
Devron A. Veasley, Chairman
Tel: (205) 481-2101
Fax: (205) 481-2100
E-mail: [email protected]

Arizona Business Incubation Association
2225 N. Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Tel: (602) 845-1296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.azincubators.org

Arkansas Business Incubator Manager Association

c/o GENESIS Technology Incubator
700 Research Center Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phillip Stafford, Director
Tel: (501) 575-7227
Fax: (501) 575-7446
E-mail: [email protected]

California Business Incubation Alliance

c/o California Technology Council
5001 Great America Parkway, #210
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Matt Gardner, CEO
Tel: (844) 564-6282
Email: [email protected]

Rocky Mountain Incubation Collaborative (RMIC)

c/o Alcott Administrative Services
2738 S. Newton Street
Denver, CO 80236
Tel: 303-934-9117
Fax: 303-934-1266
Michelle Alcott, Administrator
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.rmincubation.org

Connecticut Business Incubator Network

c/o Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101
East Hartford, CT 06108
Paul Striebel, Director
Tel: (860) 282-4231
Fax: (860) 291-4296
E-mail: [email protected]

Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA)

12085 Research Parkway, Box 300
Alachua, FL 32615
Karl R. LaPan, President
Tel: (260) 438-2328
Email: [email protected]
Jennifer Harrell, Treasurer
Tel: (352) 294-0885
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.fbiaonline.org/

Louisiana Business Incubation Association

c/o The SEED Center Business Incubator
4310 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Adrian Wallace, President
Tel: (337) 433-0977
Email: [email protected]
Web: louisianaincubation.org 

Maryland Business Incubation Association

c/o Towson University Incubator
7400 York Road, Suite 351
Towson, MD 21204
David Cross, Assistant Director
Tel: (410) 704-3079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.mdinnovate.org

Massachusetts Association of Business Incubators

400 Trade Center, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Eric Anderson, Manager
Tel: (781) 983-2211
Fax : (781) 935-1990
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.massincubators.org

Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England

151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Joan Popolo, Program Manager
Tel: (978) 287-0324
E-mail: [email protected]  
Web: www.actionnewengland.org

Michigan Business Incubator Association

4717 Campus Dr., Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Sandra Cochrane, President
Tel: (269) 353-1823
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.michiganincubation.org

Live Free and Start Initiative 

Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c
1000 Elm Street, 20th Floor
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
Matt Benson, Advisory Council Chair
Tel: (603) 621-7115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://livefreeandstart.com

New Jersey Business Incubation Network

c/o Rutgers Camden Technology Campus
200 Federal Street, Suite 244
Camden, NJ 08103
Suzanne Zammit, Manager
Tel: (856) 479-8010
Fax: (856) 225-6399
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.njbin.org

Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.

P.O. Box 95
Albany, NY 12201
Marc Alessi, Executive Director
Tel: (518) 689-0553

E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://bianys.com

North Carolina Business Incubators Association

1551 S. Elm-Eugene St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Nancy Blackman, Secretary
Tel: (910) 892-2884
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.ncincubation.org

Oklahoma Business Incubator Association

c/o Oklahoma Department of Commerce
900 N. Stiles Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Contact: Rana Steeds
Tel: (405) 815-5143
Fax: (405) 815-5109
E-mail: [email protected]

Northwest Pennsylvania Incubator Association

c/o Corry Industrial Development Agency
1524 Enterprise Road
Corry, PA 16407
Richard Novotny, Manager
Tel: (814) 664-3884
Fax: (814) 664-3885
E-mail: [email protected]

Virginia Business Incubation Association (VBIA)

c/o University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development
1125 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Brian Baker, Director
Tel: (540) 654-1096
Fax: (540) 654-1400
E-mail: [email protected]

Wisconsin Business Incubator Association

c/o Startup Hub
2701 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303
Ron Franklin, Hub Manager
E-mail: [email protected]


International Incubator Associations & Organizations

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The IMPACT Index is a survey we designed that measures the economic impact incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces and entrepreneurship centers have in communities across the United States. As a valued member of your region’s entrepreneurial community, we would like to invite you to participate. Survey responses will be utilized to create a database that generates tracking of performance metrics across comparable programs.

Goals of the IMPACT Index 

  • Performance – Comparatively benchmark your center’s performance across a broad range of program models, performance metrics and demographics
  • Reporting – Develop custom performance reports for your investors and stakeholders based on a robust national dataset
  • Marketing – Incorporate validated impact data in your marketing campaigns
  • Industry Trends – Identify new models and trends in entrepreneurial ecosystems

Interested in learning more about the IMPACT survey?

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