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!

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

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

Learn More About The Survey