NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationThe Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo.

Plug and Play
Plug and PlayLocated in the heart of Silicon Valley, Plug and Play Tech Center is a leading accelerator for start-ups in the United States and abroad. Since 2006, we've been home to more than 500 companies that have raised more than $750 million from our network of over 150 venture capital firms and 50 large corporate partners.


BusinessOwnerSpace.com is San Jose-Silicon Valley's most accessible, comprehensive and useful one-stop resource for launching and growing a business in the greater San Jose metropolitan area. BOS is comprised of 40 organizations providing no-cost to low-cost services ranging from business plan writing to Web site marketing.

The City of San Jose
The City of San JoseSan Jose was one of the first incorporated cities in California and site of the first state capital. The area is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world--more than 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people. San Jose has a world-renowned quality of life, offering a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the country's best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a pleasant climate.

San Jose is also home to the Tech Museum, which will host the conference's opening reception. The 132,000-square-foot three-story museum features hands-on science and technology exhibits. The Tech has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth and a showcase of the latest blockbuster exhibits, high-tech gizmos and wondrous gadgets that continue to define Silicon Valley.

Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone, a Steelcase CompanyTurnstone creates smart and simple furniture solutions inspired by the creativity and energy of emerging companies. We aspire to provide work environments that bring out their best … however they want to work.

Located in the City of San Jose Office of Economic Development, work2future addresses the workforce and economic development needs of the area, in collaboration with small and large businesses, educational institutions and community-based organizations. Each work2future One-Stop Center offers services and resources that help job seekers obtain skills and training and assist businesses in meeting their workforce and economic development needs.


Business Cluster DevelopmentBusiness Cluster Development
Business Cluster Development creates high-performance sector-focused incubation, innovation and technology commercialization programs for universities, corporations and communities using a proven industry model.

BSA LifeStructures
BSA LifeStructuresHow do you innovate? We innovate through collaborative, sustainable design. We are BSA LifeStructures, a full-service architectural and engineering design firm creating inspiring environments for the entrepreneurial spirit. Please stop by our booth and give us the opportunity to inspire you.

EquityNet is a patented, Web-based software system that incubators, capital providers and advisors use to support and monitor business planning and maturation. Entrepreneurs use EquityNet to model, analyze and plan an operational business – providing a knowledge path to success.

Fenwick & West LLP
Fenwick & West is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life science clients of national and international prominence. We have approximately 300 attorneys with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle. www.fenwick.com

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber focuses on regional economic development by fostering an environment that supports a vibrant entrepreneurial community by leveraging connections and services and offering policy guidance and community advocacy. We are a member of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association, serving 46 certified incubators. 

Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier commercial bank for companies in the technology, life science, venture capital, private equity and premium wine industries. SVB provides a comprehensive suite of financing solutions, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success.  

Southern California Edison
SCE's Economic Development Services division provides specialized consulting services to retain, expand, attract and create businesses by leveraging internal and external resources, resulting in saved and created jobs in Southern California.


incuTrackCybergroup, Inc.
incuTrackTM is a comprehensive, secure, Web based information tracking and reporting system designed specifically for business incubators and accelerators.  incuTrack helps you automate and manage all aspects of your incubator -- providing an effective and economical solution that has been deployed in dozens of incubators worldwide.


Business planning has never been simpler, faster or more effective than it is with the online software powered by Onagon. This interactive system will save you valuable time and money while helping your clients develop a successful business plan.
www.powerplanpro.com and www.simplanpro.com

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for its clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. "PwC" and "PwC US" refer to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited-liability partnership, which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. Each member firm is a separate and independent legal entity.

Since 1976, PRTM has created a competitive advantage for its clients by changing the way companies operate. PRTM's management consultants work with senior executives to develop and implement innovative operational strategies that deliver breakthrough results. The firm is a leader in operational strategy, supply chain, product development, and customer value management. PRTM has 19 offices worldwide and serves major industry and global public sectors.

StartupWheelStartup Company
Startup Company is the creator of the StartupWheel® – a systematic and creative tool used by business advisors to help start-ups make decisions and take action. The StartupWheel® is available on a license basis, and today more than 150 advisors have been certified in using the StartupWheel® method.

TechBATechBA International Technology Business Accelerators
TechBA is a program that provides advice and mentoring to high-tech Mexican businesses with strong innovation potential. The program fosters rapid growth and expansion into global markets.