NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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For more information, call (740) 593-4331 or email education@nbia.org.

Preconference Institute

The Fundamentals of Incubator Management

Saturday, April 6
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Certificate workshop
This workshop – primarily for new managers of existing incubators – will take an in-depth look at every aspect of business incubation, from client intake to incubator services, the elements of incubator business models, governance structures and board management, and admissions and graduation criteria.

You’ll learn:

Please note: This workshop is a requirement of the NBIA Incubator Management Certificate Program. Visit www.nbia.org/certificate to learn more about this program and its requirements.

Devon Laney, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Client Services, Innovation Depot, Birmingham, Ala. 
Tom Strodtbeck, Director of Events and International Programs, National Business Incubation Association, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Please note: Entrepreneurship and The Fundamentals of Incubator Management will run on the same day (concurrently) at this conference. If you are just beginning the Incubator Management Certificate Program and wish to complete your certificate at the 2013 Training Institute, we recommend you take Entrepreneurship and Serving Client Companies at the conference.

Entrepreneurship

Saturday, April 6
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Certificate workshop
This workshop provides greater understanding of the business creation process by examining the concept of entrepreneurship and the start-up company life cycle. Discover the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, how to encourage entrepreneurial activity, current and alternative start-up models, and more. 

You’ll learn:

Please note: This workshop is a requirement of the NBIA Incubator Management Certificate Program. Visit www.nbia.org/certificate to learn more about this program and its requirements.

Sandra Cochrane, Technology Business Consultant, Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Ana Greif, Director of Business Development, Impulsa Business Incubator, Tucson, Ariz.

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Please note: Entrepreneurship and The Fundamentals of Incubator Management will run on the same day (concurrently) at this conference. If you are just beginning the Incubator Management Certificate Program and wish to complete your certificate at the 2013 Training Institute, we recommend you take Entrepreneurship and Serving Client Companies at the conference.

Serving Client Companies

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Certificate workshop
Learn how to build a comprehensive program of services that can help your clients realize their potential. The presenters will cover topics such as the importance of value-added programs, various incubator service delivery models, financing programs and more.

You’ll learn:

Please note: This workshop is a requirement of the NBIA Incubator Management Certificate Program. Visit www.nbia.org/certificate to learn more about this program and its requirements.

Jasper Welch, President & CEO, National Business Incubation Association, Durango, Colo.
Joel Wiggins, CEO & President, Enterprise Center of Johnson County, Lenexa, Kan.

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Coaching Clinic®

 “This workshop is a must for all incubator professionals. One hundred percent of the focus is on how we can better assist our incubator clients to success.” –Coaching Clinic©  attendee

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn how to be a dynamic leader and inspiration to all
of your clients and employees – even the difficult ones – and motivate them to new levels of success. This course will help you improve your coaching skills and maximize your value to clients. You'll be given an opportunity to practice coaching techniques through real-life scenarios.

You'll discover how to:

David Terry, Executive Director, West Texas A&M University Enterprise Network, Amarillo, Texas

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Developing a Successful Incubator

“Both of the speakers were awesome! Extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. Informative, educational and brutally honest!” –Developing a Successful Incubator attendee

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This comprehensive course, limited to those who are developing or considering developing an incubation program, will discuss all elements of creating a successful incubator. The presenters, who have conducted market assessments and/or helped launch more than 100 incubation programs, will address site evaluation, facility design, organizational structure, staffing and compensation, programs and services, financial forecasting, marketing and client recruitment.

You’ll learn:

Carol Lauffer, Partner, Business Cluster Development, Menlo Park, Calif.
Chuck Wolfe, President, Claggett Wolfe Associates, Auburn, Calif.

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Strategic Fundraising for Your Incubator

“Not only does Sarah know what she is talking about, she has a great presence that inspires and excites those who attend. She is fantastic and a joy to listen to and learn from.” –Strategic Fundraising for Your Incubator attendee

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Raising money for nonprofits requires significantly more than just common sense. Learn how to get results through networking and how to evaluate potential sponsors and build sponsorship packages that get the attention of prospective supporters.

You’ll learn:

Sarah Zink, Director of Business Development, TECH Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Higher Education Incubation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

“I appreciated knowing and understanding that other incubator/accelerator programs are struggling with some of the same issues I experience.” – Higher Education Incubation attendee

“Excellent workshop. Very relevant and practical. I took away information that I can use today.” – Higher Education Incubation attendee

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NBIA’s 2012 State of the Business Incubation Industry reports the industry’s largest portion of college- or university-affiliated programs since 1989. If you work in this expanding area of the industry, get practical suggestions for positioning your program well within your institution and for capitalizing on your institution’s inherent strengths.

You’ll learn:

Timothy Peoples, Director, Purdue Technology Centers of West Lafayette, West Lafayette, Ind.
Megan Reichert, Program Manager, Michigan Venture Accelerator, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Charles Ross, Assistant Director, Enterprise Innovation Institute - EI2, Atlanta, Ga.

Save $100 • Register by the Feb. 15 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers