NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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

Preconference Institute

GrowthWheel International Certification Course

Thursday, May 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Presented by NBIA Partner GrowthWheel International, this two-day certification program will train participants on how to use the GrowthWheel Toolbox to effectively counsel and advise the clients and entrepreneurs in their communities. Case study evaluation, small group discussions and open classroom dialogue will guide participants through the GrowthWheel Toolbox, leading to GrowthWheel Certification and a proven system for counseling clients with greater efficiency.

Please note: Licensing fees may apply for this workshop. For more information, please contact Ada Stein, GrowthWheel International, at ada@growthwheel.com.

Presented by:
David Madie, 
Founder, GrowthWheel International, New York, NY and Copenhagen, Denmark

$750 – NBIA members/$2,000 – nonmembers

The Fundamentals of Incubator Management

Saturday, May 17
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.

Presented by:
Devon Laney, 
President & CEO, Innovation Depot, Birmingham, Ala. 
Rick Roeser, Business Development Specialist, Wisconsin Business Innovation Corp., Spooner, Wis.

Save $100 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Emprendimiento

Sábado 17 de mayo
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Taller de certificación
Este taller fomenta una mayor comprensión del proceso de creación de empresas, examinando en primer lugar el concepto de emprendimiento y luego explorando el ciclo de vida de las empresas de nueva creación. Los temas incluyen la definición de emprendimiento, las características de los emprendedores exitosos, cómo fomentar la actividad emprendedora local y global, los modelos actuales y alternativos de empresas de nueva creación, y mucho más.

Aprenderá:

Tome nota: este taller es un requisito del Programa de Certificado de Manejo de Incubadoras. Visite www.nbia.org/certificado para aprender más sobre el programa y sus requisitos.

Presentado Por:
Ana Greif
, President, Varela Consulting, Tucson, Ariz.
Carolina Martinez, Director, Latino Business Resource Center, Reading, Pa. 

Ahorre $100 * Regístrese antes del 4 de abril para obtener la tarifa de inscripción anticipada.
$399 - miembros de la NBIA/$499 - no miembros 

Entrepreneurship

Sunday, May 18
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.

Presented by:
Sandra Cochrane,
Technology Business Consultant, Verdandi Consulting, Mattawan, Mich.
Jennifer Simon, Director, Ohio University Innovation Center, Athens, Ohio

Save $100 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Sirviendo a las Empresas Cliente

Domingo 18 de mayo
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Taller de certificación
Este taller cubre los programas y servicios que ofrece una incubadora, así como las mejores prácticas para asesorar a los clientes. Los temas específicos incluirán la enseñanza de conceptos básicos de negocios, la creación de redes de proveedores de servicios, el establecimiento de programas de financiamiento, servicios y espacios compartidos, y mucho más.

Aprenderá:

Tome nota: este taller es un requisito del Programa de Certificado de Manejo de Incubadoras. Visite www.nbia.org/certificado para aprender más sobre el programa y sus requisitos.

Presentado Por:
David Fonseca
, Incubator Manager, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi College of Business, Corpus Christi, Texas
Rafael Garcia, Director, Ingenio, Montevideo, Uruguay 

Ahorre $100 * Regístrese antes del 4 de abril para obtener la tarifa de inscripción anticipada.
$399 - miembros de la NBIA/$499 - no miembros 

Developing a Successful Incubator

Sunday, May 18
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 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:

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

Save $100 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

A Comprehensive Guide to Funding Start-up Companies

Sunday, May 18
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Connecting client companies to adequate and appropriate funding is an important service provided by entrepreneurial support programs. By attending this workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of funding options for start-ups, including bootstrapping, crowdfunding, debt financing and angel and venture capital investors. With lectures as well as small-group discussion breakouts, this workshop will also include case studies of funding scenarios and videos of crowdfunding pitches that attendees will watch, rate and discuss.

You’ll learn:

Presented by:
Bob Cohen,
CEO, Braintree Business Development Center, Mansfield, Ohio

Save $100 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Incubator Funding Strategies

Sunday, May 18
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Designed for people at all levels of experience, this workshop will focus on determining total annual funding needs, identifying sources for incubator capital and operating funding, working with sponsors and funders, coordinating with university foundations, and appropriating funding to ensure long-term program sustainability on a reasonable budget. Participants will receive examples of specific recruiting materials and will take part in exercises to compose budgets and campaign outlines for their programs.

You’ll learn:

Presented by:
Mark Long,
President, Long Performance Advisors, Ellettsville, Ind.

Save $100 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$399 – NBIA members/$499 – nonmembers

Trends in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Part 1: Starting and Managing a Coworking Space

Sunday, May 18
9 a.m. – Noon

This workshop will explore the ins and outs of running a coworking space, perfect for anyone who has recently started or is considering starting this type of program. The presenter will explain some of the best practices in this emerging field, and will provide examples from his experience.

You’ll learn:

Presented by:
Terry Howerton,
Partner, TechNexus, Chicago, Ill.

Save $50 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$199 – NBIA members/$249 – nonmembers**

Trends in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Part 2: Starting and Managing a Seed Accelerator Program

Sunday, May 18
1 – 4 p.m.

Accelerator programs have been a fast-expanding part of the entrepreneurial support ecosystem in recent years. Join this workshop to find out what role incubators can play in this movement, and learn best practices in incorporating an accelerator into your program.

You’ll learn:

Presented by:
Thea Chase,
Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator, Telluride, Colo.

Save $50 • Register by the April 4 early-bird deadline to get these rates
$199 – NBIA members/$249 – nonmembers**

** Register for both entrepreneurial ecosystem workshops and receive a preconference lunch where you can continue to learn and network
$398 – NBIA members/$498 - nonmembers