NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone, a Steelcase CompanyTurnstone creates smart and simple furniture solutions inspired by the creativity and energy of emerging companies. We aspire to provide work environments that bring out their best … however they want to work.

Impulsa Business AcceleratorImpulsa Business Accelerator
Impulsa offers a range of world-class solutions for entrepreneurs and incubators across the first stages of the entrepreneurial journey: Pre-Startup, Incubation and Second Stage Growth. To learn more, visit:

UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. 

Startup CompanyStartup Company
Startup Company is the creator of the GrowthWheel® – a systematic and creative tool used by business advisors to help start-ups make decisions and take action. The GrowthWheel is available on a license basis, and today hundreds of advisors have been certified in using the GrowthWheel method.

UCFThe University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a University-driven community partnership that provides early-stage companies with the enabling tools, training and infrastructure to create financially stable, high-growth, high-impact enterprises.

Florida High Tech CorridorFlorida High Tech Corridor Council
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida whose mission is to grow high-tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.

Cybergroup, Inc.incuTrack - a product of Cybergroup
incuTrack™ is a comprehensive, secure, Web based information tracking and reporting system designed specifically for business incubators and accelerators.  incuTrack helps you automate and manage all aspects of your incubator -- providing an effective and economical solution that has been deployed in dozens of incubators worldwide.

viaNetwork's video platform helps entrepreneurs and incubation managers connect and share resources. The company offers professional visibility solutions through a freemium model that pairs presentation tools with human career services.  Located on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., the ViaNetwork provides incubation managers with a video CRM to screen, track and communicate with start-ups remotely. 

umassUniversity of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts is the state’s public research university with more than 71,000 students and nearly $600 million in annual research expenditures. Strongly committed to R&D and technology transfer, each of its five campuses has or is affiliated with a business incubator.

BCC Research BCC Research
For more than 40 years, BCC Research has been a  leader in market research reports and in-depth industry analysis. BCC serves many of the world’s largest companies, incubators/startups, colleges/universities and technology transfer/intellectual property groups throughout the world.

EquityNet is a patented, Web-based software system that incubators, capital providers and advisors use to support and monitor business planning and maturation. Entrepreneurs use EquityNet to model, analyze and plan an operational business – providing a knowledge path to success.

LegalZoom is the leading, nationally recognized provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for small businesses. Founded more than 12 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the country, LegalZoom has helped more than two million Americans with trial-tested legal documents. LegalZoom is not a law firm. You can get self-help services at your specific direction or use it to find an attorney through a legal plan.

WKI – wendykennedy.com is the creator of So what? Who cares? Why you? – a methodology to discover the business value inside innovation. Since 2006, this methodology has been adopted by more than 10,000 users in 11 countries. The methodology is licensed to organizations and certified coaches in incubation centers, research labs and organizations. A suite of online and printed toolkits, dry erase boards, and coaching aids are provided through wendykennedy.com.

Scibelli Enterprise CenterScibelli Enterprise Center at Springfield Technical Community College
The Scibelli Enterprise Center is nationally recognized for its excellence in urban economic development in Springfield, Mass., via IT, cleantech, business incubation and workforce development.

Digital Catalyst FundDigital Catalyst Fund
DCF invests in the new media space. In addition to funding, we connect entrepreneurs to technical teams at our Bucharest-based headquarters.