Jim Hill, Business Incubation Manager of The Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton recently attended the 23rd International Conference on Business Incubation April 19-22 in Kansas City, MO.
The conference offered numerous educational sessions and networking venues to help business incubation and economic development professionals from around the world learn more about developing sustainable incubation programs and nurturing entrepreneurial talent. With the theme “Building on Best Practices,” the conference focused on both basic business incubation strategies and new industry trends. This annual event is conducted by the National Business Incubation Association.
Business incubation programs, such as The Entrepreneurs Center, catalyze the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks, and tools they need to make their ventures successful. NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more than $17 billion.
The National Business Incubation Association is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy, and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.