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As a newbie to the business incubation industry, I found the information provided by the NBIA gave me the ability to quickly come up to speed. Now as an experienced manager, I continue to rely on the information to keep me informed and up-to-date on best practices.

Linda Clark, Former Director, Ohio University Innovation Center

For 30 years, the NBIA has welcomed and served members from across the United States and throughout the world. This diverse group is made up of industry professionals who help guide, support and develop entrepreneurs worldwide. The NBIA strives to further enhance the global entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing thought leadership, education, resources and networking to help our members better serve the entrepreneurs in their communities and regions. These cross-fertilizations of experience strengthen the entire ecosystem.

NBIA membership offers both intangible and tangible benefits to members. Membership dues help fund NBIA activities to support members, as well as increase public awareness of the economic impact provided by incubators, accelerators, educational institutions and other entrepreneurial stakeholders.


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