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!
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!
InBIA Member Organizational Directory
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!
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!
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 the “Exchange.” Check out the latest webinar topic below!
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.
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.
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.
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]
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]
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]
International Incubator Associations & Organizations
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?