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Click here for information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the 17th International Conference on Business Incubation.

Read on for information about this year's sponsors. NBIA is grateful for their generous support.

Gold

Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationThe Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation accelerates entrepreneurship in America through education, research, and promotion of an improved environment in which entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Programs are designed to give people of all levels — from elementary students to high-growth entrepreneurs — information and tools that build their entrepreneurial skills and abilities. www.emkf.org


Chinese Business Incubation AssociationThe Chinese Business Incubation Association (CBIA) is a nonprofit organization assisted by Taiwan's Small and Medium Enterprise Administration to facilitate the efficiency of incubator centers so that both the incubation centers and their clients can successfully reach their individual goals. www.cbia.org.tw


Silver

Advanced Technology Development CenterThe Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build technology companies by providing strategic business advice and by connecting its member companies to the people and resources they need to succeed. www.atdc.org


Georgia Department of Industry, Trade & TourismThe Georgia Department of Industry, Trade & Tourism is the state's sales and marketing arm focused on mobilizing resources for economic development in order to recruit businesses, trade partners and tourists to the state. www.georgia.org


Turnstone, a Steelcase CompanyTurnstone, a Steelcase company, creates furniture for people at work, no matter where or how they work. Steelcase builds furniture based on the principles of smart design and good value. Products include desks, seating, systems furniture, storage and accessories. Most are available for delivery in less than three weeks. Steelcase is proud to be an NBIA sponsor. www.turnstonefurniture.com


Bronze

Virginia Business Incubation Association The Virginia Business Incubation Association promotes, encourages and supports the successful establishment and operation of small business incubation programs to stimulate economic development activity in the Commonwealth of Virginia. www.vbia.org

Greater Richmond PartnershipThe Greater Richmond Partnership is an economic development team representing the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. The Partnership provides site location assistance to domestic and foreign companies planning new or expanded facilities. www.grpva.com

City of Kitakyushu The City of Kitakyushu, a major city in Western Japan, has opened the Science and Research Park, which supports venture enterprises in cooperation with the Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology (FAIS). www.fais.or.jp and www.city.kitakyushu.jp/index Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology

Appalachian Regional CommissionThe Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) supports business incubation through its Entrepreneurship Initiative, a six-year, $23.7million program that promotes better access to capital, education and training, and sector-based strategies to assist entrepreneurs in starting and expanding local businesses. www.arc.gov

The Venture Forum encourages entrepreneurship in central Virginia through bimonthly programs. EntreNet helps entrepreneurs network in the Richmond area. Cherry, Bekaert & Holland is a regional accounting firm that supports The Venture Forum and EntreNet. www.ventureclub.com, www.entrepreneurnet.org and www.cbh.com.

The Venture Forum
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
EntreNet

Canadian Association of Business IncubatorsThe Canadian Association of Business Incubators (CABI) is the Canadian voice of business incubation. CABI's member organizations are dedicated to creating jobs and economic activity through the development of enterprises supported by the business incubation industry in Canada. www.cabi.ca

Canadian Association of Business IncubatorsThe Virginia Department of Business Assistance (DBA) is the economic development agency devoted to the growth and success of the Commonwealth's existing business community. DBA promotes economic growth by helping Virginia businesses prosper and carries out this mission by providing access to capital, workforce training, small business incubator assistance, and pro-active business problem solving. www.dba.state.va.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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