17th International Conference on Business Incubation

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The 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

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business energy that focuses on creating sustainable economic growth and improving the region’s quality of life. www.metroatlantachamber.com

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the educational achievement of youth. The late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman established the Kauffman Foundation in the mid-1960s. www.kauffman.org.

The Maryland Business Incubation Association is an association of 12 business incubators dedicated to sharing resources, information, and best practices among the members with the overall goal of promoting business incubation excellence within all Maryland's incubators.

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development stimulates job creation, encourages the expansion of Maryland companies and helps attract new businesses to the state. DBED offers site-location assistance, tax incentives and workforce training. www.choosemaryland.org
ATDC is a nationally recognized technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies by providing them with strategic business advice and connecting them to the people and resources they need to succeed. www.atdc.org

The University Financing Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit foundation that helps colleges and universities obtain equipment and facilities at the lowest possible cost. www.tuff.org
Turnstone, a Steelcase Company

Turnstone, 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

Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) is the economic development program of the University System of Georgia. ICAPP connects Georgia businesses with college-educated talent, the latest research, and business and operations advice.

One of the largest global producers of contract furniture, Haworth partners with Office Images providing solutions for systems, seating, casegoods, movable walls, raised floors, lighting and technology.

Venture Capital Forum Sponsors:

The Atlanta Venture Forum was founded in 1984 to foster closer professional relationships among members of the Southeast venture community and has grown into the largest trade association for the region’s private equity investors. www.fuquaventures.com
Alliance Technology Ventures (ATV) is a venture capital firm focused on the semiconductor, communication component, and life science industries. ATV is based in Atlanta, with venture partners in Boston and Palo Alto, Calif. www.atv.com
Crescent Capital is a private equity investment firm that seeks to acquire significant or controlling interests in successful growth companies. www.crescentcapital.com
Imlay Investments Inc., an Atlanta-based venture/angel capital firm founded by a former chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Software, encourages the development of high technology companies in the Atlanta area.
Noro-Moseley Partners (NMP) is one of the oldest and largest venture capital firms in the Southeast. Since 1983, NMP has created five limited partnership funds totaling approximately $580 million and has invested in over 140 companies. www.noro-moseley.com

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, a full-service business law firm, ranks among the 100 leading firms in the country. The firm is committed to partnering with both emerging and established companies in a variety of industries. www.wcsr.com
incuTrack™ is a comprehensive, secure, Web-based information tracking and reporting system designed and developed by Cybergroup Inc. for business incubators. www.incutrack.com
Paychex Inc. is a leading national provider of payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing solutions for small and medium businesses. Paychex offers comprehensive payroll service, payroll tax administration, 401K record keeping, worker’s compensation administration, section 125 and other employee services. www.paychex.com
EarthLink, a leading national Internet service provider (ISP), provides the tools that enable individuals to use and enjoy the Internet on their own terms – whether it's dial-up, high-speed, Web hosting or wireless Internet service. www.earthlink.net
Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, serves 2 million customers in Georgia. Through its site selection services, the company has helped create more than 100,000 jobs in the state over the last decade. www.georgiapower.com

The Knowledge-Based Industries (KBI) Group at RBC Centura is a specialized lending unit that provides a full suite of commercial banking services to early-stage, high-growth companies. KBI is part of the Royal Bank of Canada. www.centura.com

The Canadian Association of Business Incubation (CABI) is Canada's 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. www.cabi.ca


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