Sponsor Reception – All Attendees Invited!
Wednesday, Oct. 25
5 – 7 p.m.

When the day of intensive learning ends, the fun is just beginning. Immediately after the workshops, all attendees are invited to join FTI sponsors for hors d’oeuvres in the exhibit area. This event will be the perfect opportunity to mingle with colleagues in a relaxed setting and chat with sponsors to learn about goods and services that can enhance incubation programs and assist client companies. The reception will also give you a chance to gather a group of colleagues for dinner at one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Click here for more information on event sponsors.

Incubator Tour – The Denver Enterprise Center
Thursday, Oct. 26
5 – 7 p.m.

With its downtown Denver location, the Denver Enterprise Center is a model of mixed-use incubation at work in the community. Winner of NBIA’s 1998 Incubator of the Year Award, DEC currently houses more than 40 companies and has 74,000 square feet of light industrial space and offices. The facility includes an 8,000-square-foot kitchen and is truly a mixed-use program, with clients focused on everything from specialty clothing to solar-powered dental equipment. This tour and reception will feature the culinary talents of the DEC’s kitchen clients and the party expertise of a client catering company. Don’t miss this chance to see incubation in action at an award-winning facility.

Colorado Business Incubation Association
(CBIA) Meeting
Friday, Oct. 27, 12:15 – 2 p.m.

It’s official – Colorado now has its own association to provide information, networking opportunities and other services for business incubators and their supporters. CBIA will hold a celebratory luncheon after the close of NBIA’s Fall Training Institute and discuss the benefits of being the association’s earliest members and sponsors. The event will include a presentation by Denver Councilman Rick Garcia, the former director of the Denver Enterprise Center who continues to advocate for the incubation industry.

Fee (covers lunch): $29

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