We provide a variety of different resources to help those working in or leading entrepreneurial support programs. These resources are a mix of assessments, benchmarks, whitepapers, directories, books and more. Most importantly, many of these tools are free!

Tools & Directories

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

InBIA Consultants Directory

Incubation industry consultants are InBIA association members with specialized experienced in building incubator and accelerator programs. The consultant directory is a free resource that we provide for anyone interested in launching entrepreneurial programs. If you need assistance with feasibility studies, marketing communications and economic impact reports, we’ve provided a list of industry consultants that would be happy to help coach and guide your program.

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For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs help advance the global society at astounding rates.  However, many start-ups fail to survive the first year due to lack of guidance and support to cultivate their ideas into a sustainable business. We recommend entrepreneurs find and enter an incubator, accelerator or another related program to help assure their dreams of success are realized. Historically, our members report that 87% of their graduates remain in business at least three years after completing the program.

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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: bessemerincubator@yahoo.com

Arizona Business Incubation Association
2225 N. Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Tel: (602) 845-1296
E-mail: debk@azcommerce.com
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: psstaff@uark.edu

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: mgardner@californiatechnology.org

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: malcott21@comcast.net
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: pstriebel@ccat.us
Web: www.connecticutincubators.org

Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA)

12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826
Tom O’Neal, President
Tel: (407) 882-1120
Fax: (407) 823-3299
Email: thomas.oneal@ucf.edu
Michael Weiss, Manager
Tel: (407) 823-0014
Fax: (407) 823-3299
E-mail: michael.weiss@ucf.edu
Web: 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: awallace@allianceswla.org
Web: louisianaincubation.org 

Maryland Business Incubation Association

c/o TIC at Hagerstown Community College
20140 Scholar Drive, #321
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Janice Riley, Manager
(301) 790-2800
E-mail: incubatemd@gmail.com
Web: www.incubatemaryland.com

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: info@massincubators.org
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: jpopolo@actionnewengland.org  
Web: www.actionnewengland.org

Michigan Business Incubator Association

330 E. Liberty Street, lower level
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sandra Cochrane, Vice President
Tel: (269) 267-5489
Email: cochrans@gvsu.edu
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: m.benson@clrm.com
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: suzannez@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: www.njbin.org

Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.

P.O. Box 95
Albany, NY 12201
David Hochman, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 448-9586
Fax: (518) 432-1383
E-mail: admin@bianys.com
Web: http://bianys.com

North Carolina Business Incubators Association

c/o Upper Coastal Plain Business Development Center
P.O. Box 9
Wilson, NC 27894
Olga Abrams, President
Tel: (252) 234-5900
E-mail: oabrams@ucpcog.org
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: rana.steeds@okcommerce.gov

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: rnovo@corryidc.org

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: info@vbia.org

Wisconsin Business Innovation Association

c/o Advance Business & Manufacturing Center
2701 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303
Elizabeth Slade, President
Tel: (920) 496-2110
E-mail: eslade@titletown.org

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.

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