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Program innovations: Experienced managers talk about what’s new in incubation

by Corinne Colbert

February/March 2010

What is the future of business incubation? And how can incubator managers anywhere implement those innovations?

That was the question pondered by several dozen NBIA members who attended NBIA’s Fourth Summit for Advanced Incubation Professionals, held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Savannah, Ga. The event is open to those who have been NBIA members for five years or more.

In a sunlit conference room overlooking the Savannah River, attendees heard presentations on cutting-edge programs and services offered by their peers and then, in small groups, dissected those innovations to create a set of recommendations on how to put them into practice at any incubator, anywhere.

Read on to see what some of the industry’s most creative leaders are up to —and how you can make their ideas work for you, too.

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Keywords: client services – general, coaching clients, economic development, idea generation and creativity, incubator management – general, NBIA programs, youth incubation

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