Monday, October 3
5 – 6 p.m.
After the workshops end for the day, meet our sponsors and exhibitors. The products and services they offer make your job easier and help you provide better support to entrepreneurs. Sample hors d’oeuvres, relax with colleagues and enjoy a drink on us. The NBIA Bookstore also will be open, so you can browse for information about the latest industry trends. The mixer provides the perfect atmosphere to continue conversations with people you have met in your workshops.
Monday, October 3
6:15 – 8 p.m.
You don’t need to worry about making dinner plans – NBIA will choose local restaurants in the Bricktown Canal and Entertainment District that you can walk to with a small group of other attendees. Enjoy cuisine and casual conversation with your peers. Members of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association will lead each group, and sign-up sheets will be available on site at the NBIA registration desk. Please note: You are responsible for paying for your own meal.
Tuesday, October 4
5 – 7 p.m.
i2E is a nonprofit corporation focused on growing technology-based companies in Oklahoma and positively influencing the state’s economy. The program works with entrepreneurs, researchers and companies to help them commercialize technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access capital. i2E acts as a portal to other private and public resources – making it easier for entrepreneurs to access the right information, expertise and investment. Since opening its doors in 1998, i2E has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs, companies, inventors and researchers to turn their innovations into high-growth business opportunities for Oklahoma.
During this tour, you’ll have a chance to meet i2E’s staff and clients, tour the facility and enjoy a reception. Buses will load from the hotel lobby at 5 p.m., and one bus will shuttle throughout the tour. The last bus will leave i2E at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5
1 – 4 p.m.
This state association meeting is open to all members of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association, as well as anyone else who is interested in seeing how a state association works.