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Recognizing the growth and success in student incubation, NBIA started a student-incubation member listserv and network to share best practices and funding ideas. NBIA membership has helped us support our student innovators, and we were honored with the NBIA Incubator Innovation Award in 2013.

Donna Deeds, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Professional StudiesOverland Park, Kan.

The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.  Driven by its mission, InBIA helps communities enable their  entrepreneurs to transform their dreams into innovative businesses that make global prosperity a reality.

InBIA serves over 2,100 members in across 60 nations. InBIA’s members are managers of business incubators, accelerators, university commercialization/entrepreneurship centers and regional economic development stakeholders focused on building entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. 

InBIA members serve every entrepreneurial demographic (age, ethnicity, and gender), population area (rural, urban, and suburban), and industry sector (IT/software, biotech, energy, manufacturing/prototyping labs, agricultural, arts, food and non-tech businesses).  

Each year, InBIA provides thousands of entrepreneurship program managers and regional economic development leaders with information, education, policy recommendations, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.


The International Business Innovation Association