International Conference on Business Incubation
Celebrating 25 Years
May 16-19, 2010
NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation was held May 16-19, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. This year marks NBIA’s 25th anniversary, and the conference provided a special opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the last quarter century. The event featured sessions on the future of the industry, international issues, the nuts and bolts of incubator management, strategies for helping clients, various funding sources and much more. Incubation and economic development professionals from around the world gathered to learn, share ideas, network with colleagues and have a little fun.
Highlights of the conference included:
- A celebration of NBIA’s 25th anniversary during the opening reception
- Tours of the Disney Entrepreneur Center and the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
- Keynote addresses by Jerry Ross, executive director of the Disney Entrepreneur Center, and Alan Ladwig, deputy associate administrator for public outreach in the Office of Public Affairs at NASA headquarters
- A panel of global incubation leaders discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the industry
- NBIA’s annual awards luncheon
We hope the conference was valuable for everyone who attended. NBIA staff enjoyed seeing all who were there and meeting our first-time attendees. Thank you to our board members, sponsors, keynote speakers, session presenters and moderators, and our host, the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program. We greatly appreciate your contributions to the conference.
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Additional and updated session presentation materials
If you attended NBIA’s 2010 conference, you can access all the presentation materials we have received. You also can view the final attendee list and download a press release to send to your local media. Click here to see what is available.
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Thanks to Our Host
NBIA thanks our 2010 conference host, the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program. The UCF Business Incubation Program has seven sites around Orlando and the surrounding communities, with more sites planned to open in 2010. Since its founding in 1999, the program has assisted more than 130 start-ups. These emerging companies have created more than $500 million in annual revenue and more than 1,600 new jobs, with an average salary of $59,000.
Thanks to Our Title Sponsor
NBIA thanks our 2010 title sponsor, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and University of Florida. FHTCC’s mission is to grow high-tech industry and innovation through research, workforce development and marketing partnerships.