Early in 2011, the American Association of Community Colleges, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Small Business Administration, in cooperation with NBIA and with a grant of nearly $1 million from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, undertook development of a community college virtual incubation network. One product of this effort is a Virtual Incubation Toolkit.
Though aimed particularly at community colleges that may or may not already have an existing incubator, the toolkit is a valuable roadmap for anyone interested in virtual incubation. The contents, aimed at stakeholders, staff and anyone focused on business development assistance, are divided into specific areas of interest.
The toolkit is available for free download at www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/cwed/vintoolkit.
Keywords: virtual incubation, NBIA programs, client services – general, special-focus incubator
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