Upcoming Webinar
June 26, 2024

Leveraging Metrics to Benchmark Performance and Engage Stakeholders

Many entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) gather data about the companies they serve for a variety of reasons, though often most crucially to be able to prove impact to funders and other stakeholders. This webinar will explore what types of data are most important to gather, tools and sources you can use beyond surveying, strategies for storytelling, and more.

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Becoming a Trusted Advisor


All business advisors would like to be a trusted advisor to their clients. That is why professional development programs should include both technical skills and interpersonal skills.

In this workshop, center managers and advisors were presented  a new professional development program which offers the Business Advisor Foundations Certificate after completing 3 of the 6 available modules.



Elizabeth Binning
Head of Training and Learning, GrowthWheel

David Madie
Founder and CEO,

Navigating Entrepreneur Support Trends and Opportunities in 2024


As we rolled into the new year, our expert panelists provided valuable insights into the dynamic world of entrepreneur support and entrepreneurship ecosystem building, equipping you with the knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in 2024.


Linda Fowler
Regionerate LLC

Hayden Blackburn

Gloria Ware
GTB Advisors

Moving From Entrepreneur Support to Ecosystem Building


During this webinar, panelists shared their experiences in networking organizations that resulted in the development of a robust ecosystem for food-based entrepreneurs in New Jersey. Attendees learned strategies for helping a sector-based ecosystem grow, thrive and sustain.



Peggy Brennan-Tonetta
Rutgers University

Sho Islam
Middlesex County, NJ – County Government

Doyin Ashiru
New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Leveraging Resources to Build a More Equitable Ecosystem

During this webinar, an ecosystem leader and a resource provider will explain the collaboration they formed, lessons they learned, and how attendees can apply the insights gained in their own ecosystems.

Startup to Sustainability


Topics ranged from effective partnerships to being intentional with staff positions to long-term funding solutions. This online event provided information about employee ownership models; their benefits in terms of profitability, productivity, and resilience; and how to help your client companies leverage this strategy in your community.

Employee Ownership Models


This webinar explained employee ownership as a proven tool to create stronger businesses and more resilient local economies. Is employee ownership a tool in your toolbox?  Learn more about employee ownership models; their benefits in terms of business profitability, productivity, and resilience; and how to unlock this strategy in your community.



Sarah McBroom
Director of Regional Engagement at Project Equity

Trends in Innovation


This webinar explored how organizations can effectively contribute to thriving startup ecosystems. Panelists provided tips and insights on identifying gaps in service, creating meaningful partnerships, offering the right programming, and more.



Krista Covey
First Flight Venture Center

David Fonseca

Brad Rickelman
Meridian Technology Center

Entrepreneur Strong: Supporting Your Community


Featuring thought leaders in entrepreneur support, this online event explored how organizations can effectively contribute to thriving startup ecosystems. Panelists provided tips and insights on identifying gaps in service, creating meaningful partnerships, offering the right programming, and more.


Sandra Cochrane
Assistant Dean, WMed Innovation Center

David Fonseca
CEO, VelocityTX

Kyla Frye
Director of Science & Technology Ecosystems,
Concept Companies

Connecting Startups to Corporates


Large and established businesses can be valuable partners for startups and small businesses, enhancing credibility and unlocking access to customers, distribution channels and financial capital. Unfortunately, successfully executing such partnerships is difficult – and not always successful – for both sides.


Michael Carmona
Senior Director, Regional Ecosystem Development at KCSourceLink

Corbet Gilliam
Corporate Development Manager, ATDC

Charles Ross

Supporting Successful Entrepreneurship Ecosystems


Strong entrepreneurship ecosystems are essential to thriving startup economies. This free, interactive webinar will explore essential elements of healthy ecosystems, the current state of the field, what it means to be an ecosystem builder, and the Ecosystem Building Leadership Project (EBLP) – an exciting new effort to co-design a national network that will serve as an anchor and add legitimacy and sustainability to the field of ecosystem building.


Dell Gines,
Lead Community Development Advisor,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Kristin Leutz,
Founder, Petra Impact Partners

Charles Ross,

Taking Your ESO to the Next Level: Launching to Growing to Sustaining


This webinar explores how to effectively take a program from the planning phase into long-term sustainability. Topics include increasing impact, setting up effective leadership, understanding how to go from growing to sustaining, evolving a team, and more.


Eric Smith
Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Managing an Entrepreneurship Facility in Challenging Times

Best Practices for Incubation Professionals Part 3: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way people use space and required many centers to move toward further increasing the flexibility of their facilities. This webinar will explore some of the models and how center managers and real estate professionals are adapting to meet these new realities.


Stephen Hargett
VP of Campus Operations and User Experience, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Aaron Olver
Managing Director, University Research Park

Matt Gardner
CEO, California Technology Council

Building Better Boards

Best Practices for Incubation Professionals – Part 2: This joint webinar series produced by InBIA and the California Business Incubation Alliance provided entrepreneurial support professionals with information, tools and resources to assist clients as they recruit for and manage strong boards for their companies.


Kyla Frye
Executive Director, WT Enterprise Center

Danielle D’Agostaro
Principal Partner, WV Ventures

Matt Gardner
CEO, California Technology Council

Managing Mentor Networks

Best Practices for Incubation Professionals – Part 1:
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

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?


Pam Hoelzle, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Ready

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.


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 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”.


Carol Kraus Lauffer
Principal, Business Cluster Development LLC

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