Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate
NBIA15th International Conference on Business Incubation
May 19-22, 2001 • The Fairmont Hotel • San Jose, California



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Conference Highlights

In addition to nearly three days of sessions and roundtable discussions, NBIA has lined up plenty of opportunities for fun, relaxation and networking for all registrants and registered guests.

Keynote Speakers

Monday, May 21
Catherine Muther, founder and president of the Three Guineas Fund and the Women's Technology Cluster.

Tuesday, May 22
David Wilhelm, president of Wilhelm and Conlon Public Strategies and former chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Sunday, May 20
Jan Piercy, the World Bank's U.S. executive director since 1994.

Katsuhiro Nakagawa, chairman of Tokyo Marine Capital Co., Inc.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 19, 8-10 p.m.

NBIA prides itself on offering attendees a conference schedule that is jam-packed with incredible offerings ... so it should be no surprise that the official start of Conference 2001 will be abuzz with activity. Register early for conference, then enjoy light refreshments while you check out the offerings in the NBIA Bookstore and the exhibit area. And what would an NBIA reception be without the opportunity for information sharing? NBIA's Connecting Point will make it easy to network, network, network with peers who share your interests.

NBIA Awards Luncheon
Sunday, May 20, 12:45-2:45 p.m.

Join us on Sunday afternoon for the annual NBIA awards ceremony. Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dun & Bradstreet, Friends of the University City Science Center and others, these awards showcase business incubation at its best. NBIA will announce the winners of this year's hard-won honors: Incubator of the Year, Clients of the Year, Graduates of the Year and the Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year.

Walking Tour of San Jose Incubators
Monday, May 21, 4-6 p.m.

San Jose IncubatorsJust outside The Fairmont's doors are four incubation programs: Software Business Cluster, San Jose Arts Incubator, the International Business Incubator and the Environmental Business Cluster. These incubators will welcome conference attendees and provide a close-up look at incubation in the Silicon Valley.


A Taste of California at The Tech Museum of Innovation
Monday, May 21, 7-10 p.m.

Where can you eat some of the Silicon Valley region's finest cuisine while you design your own rollercoaster, ponder ethics in biotechnology or check out an exhibit that compares science fiction to real science? At The Tech Museum of Innovation, where we'll gather for a gala reception.

The NBIA Bookstore

With more than 80 titles to choose from, the bookstore is one of the most popular features of conference. The source for business incubation-related information, this year's bookstore will be packed with new books and products. Open at various times throughout conference; exact hours to be announced.


Connect to some of the latest products and services to help your program and your clients at the Conference 2001 Exhibit Hall. Many exhibitors serve up special programs or offers for NBIA members and clients. Open at various times throughout conference; exact hours to be announced.

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