Joint InBIA and CBIA Webinar: Best Practices for Incubation Professionals
This joint webinar series produced by InBIA and the California Business Incubation Alliance discussed best practices in managing mentor networks for your center.
Krista Covey, President, First Flight Venture Center
Marc Martin-Casas, Illumina Accelerator
Thomas Hordam, We Love Mentors
Matt Gardner, CBIA
Inclusive Programming to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs
Ensuring entrepreneurs of all backgrounds have access to the resources and support they need to succeed is a significant part of having a thriving and innovative economy. This panel discussion will explore best practices in fostering inclusivity and specific efforts to increase entrepreneurial opportunities and resources for people of color. Find out how to identify target communities, initiate effective outreach, establish tailored programs, and continue inclusive momentum for entrepreneurship centers.
Duane Rollins, Vice President of Impact and Research, SEED SPOT
David Parker, CEO, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll)
Gloria Ware, Director, KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth
The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO): Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery
Moving towards the recovery will require a recalibration of your Entrepreneurial Support Organization’s (ESO) business model. Rethinking everything from mission and target customers to service offerings and facility use will be necessary to enable your ESO to operate effectively in the “new normal”. In this timely webinar, Carol Lauffer of Business Cluster Development will walk through the steps for fine-tuning your ESP model and strategy in order to effectively tackle the challenges of the economic recovery and seize the upcoming opportunities.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Recalibrating your mission and business model to the “new normal” and aligning on a path toward economic recovery
• Focusing your program to help diversity your economy
• Re-evaluating your target market segments and members
• Assessing the needs of your members
• Determining the service offerings and role of virtual services in the long term
• Adjusting your facility for the health and safety of others
• Marketing to reach new market segments
• Planning budget and funding strategies for the recovery
Building Entrepreneur Impact at Scale in a Virtual World
Do you feel like you are spending more time than you would like in the tracking of entrepreneurs and their progress against milestones?
Are you looking for new ways to reduce the time and money needed for your entrepreneurs to realize product/market fit?
Are you looking for ways to connect mentors to your entrepreneurs regardless of their geography?
Do you have the tools to enhance mentor and coach collaboration with entrepreneurs to support success?
Do you have training and education content you would like to deliver online but you aren’t sure how?
Join Pam Hoelzle, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Ready, as she shares best practices and a-ha moments throughout building her own startups, delivering 1:1 entrepreneur coaching, teaching entrepreneurship at the MBA-level and founding and growing a 3,000+ starter ecosystem at the University of Central Florida.