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NBIA thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 19th International Conference on Business Incubation.

Platinum Level

Maryland Department of Business
& Economic Development

The Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into commercial success by helping Maryland companies leverage the state's rich R&D assets, comprehensive business incubation network, and award-winning, early-stage investment programs. The state of Maryland was the nation’s most active early-stage investor in 2003. www.choosemaryland.org
Maryland TEDCO
The Maryland General Assembly established the Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), a specialized technology transfer arm of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, to facilitate the creation of businesses and to foster their growth in all regions of the state through the commercialization of technology. TEDCO connects emerging technology companies with federal laboratories, research universities, business incubators and specialized technical assistance. www.marylandtedco.org

Silver Level

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and to improve the educational achievement of youth. The late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman established the Kauffman Foundation in the mid-1960s. Information about the Kauffman Foundation is available at www.kauffman.org.
Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone, a Steelcase company, is about making workplaces special. For 10 years, we've offered furniture that's honest, flexible, affordable – also known as smart design and good value. And people seem to like it because we keep growing. Turnstone is a proud NBIA sponsor. www.turnstonefurniture.com

Copper Level

ANGLE Technology Group
ANGLE Technology Group is an international venture management and consulting firm specializing in all aspects of technology commercialization, from creating new companies to planning, managing and marketing research parks, incubators and other initiatives. www.angletechnology.com
Baltimore County Department
of Economic Development

Baltimore County is committed to nurturing entrepreneurial enterprises. The Department of Economic Development links businesses with the region's 25 universities, public and private capital, and Maryland's network of business incubators. www.baltimorecountyonline.info/business
Canadian Association
of Business Incubators

The Canadian Association of Business Incubators (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
Baltimore Development Corporation
The Baltimore Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that works collaboratively within city government and with private partners to deliver services that help new and existing businesses grow. www.baltimoredevelopment.com
Chesapeake Entrepreneur Center
The Chesapeake Entrepreneur Center for Small Business and Microenterprise, in partnership with the Kent County Office of Economic Development, provides building blocks for successful enterprises. www.cbfi.org
Chesapeake Innovation Center
The United States’ first business accelerator for homeland security, the Chesapeake Innovation Center focuses the power of entrepreneurship on our nation’s most pressing technology requirements.
Frederick County Office
of Economic Development

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development supports, retains and fosters growth of existing businesses and attracts new businesses, bringing career opportunities to residents. www.discoverfrederickmd.com
Harford County Office
of Economic Development

Harford County, as part of the Greater Baltimore region, is rich in technology resources that include R&D work at Aberdeen Proving Ground. www.co.ha.md.us/economic_development
Howard County Economic
Development Authority

The Howard County Economic Development Authority, a public-private partnership promoting economic growth and stability, provides programs for technology entrepreneurs and the small, minority-owned, and agricultural business communities. www.hceda.org
IOTA Solutions
IOTA Solutions’ online feedback tools provide meaningful, action-oriented and sharable information to enhance customer satisfaction, increase customer loyalty and continuously improve the quality of learning events. www.iotasolutions.com
Montgomery County Department
of Economic Development

Montgomery County is home to one of the nation’s premier advanced technology incubation programs. Please visit the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development at www.theidealocation.com.
Prince George’s County Technology Assistance Center Incubator
Prince George’s County Technology Assistance Center promotes the growth of the county’s information technology sector, nurtures small and minority-owned businesses, and fosters the commercialization of technologies developed in federal research laboratories. www.pgcedc.com
The Technical Innovation Center
The Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College incubates new businesses, and helps grow expanding businesses through access to technology, business development resources and collaborative opportunities. www.technicalinnovationcenter.com
Townsend Capital, LLC
Townsend Capital, a privately held real estate investment firm, incorporates its capital market experience and state-of-the-art lease and financing structures to deliver advanced research facilities at the lowest possible cost to universities, health-care organizations and corporations. www.townsendcapital.com

If you are interested in joining these sponsors of Dive Right In! contact Stephani Hatcher, Director of Development, at shatcher@nbia.org or (740) 593-1892.


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