Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate
NBIA15th International Conference on Business Incubation
May 19-22, 2001 • The Fairmont Hotel • San Jose, California



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Join NBIA in San Jose

With a backdrop of sun, entrepreneurial powerhouses and multiculturalism, the National Business Incubation Association will present Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate, NBIA's 15th International Conference on Business Incubation May 19-22. Mark your calendars now to join us in San Jose, Calif., at The Fairmont Hotel for the world's largest annual gathering of business incubation professionals.

San Jose offers all the makings of a great conference city. Money magazine ranks it the fifth best place to live in the United States. That comes as little surprise, considering the city also is one of the safest places to live in the country — and the most pleasant. San Jose averages 300 days of sunshine a year and has an average temperature of 60 degrees. Previously the center of a fruit-growing region, San Jose is now best known for its booming technology industry — in which business incubation has played a major role. Nestled in the Silicon Valley, San Jose is the nation's lead employer in four technology manufacturing sectors. One of every four private sector workers in San Jose is employed at a high-tech firm. The city's robust qualities don't stop there. San Jose also is one of the nation's most culturally diverse cities, with a positively booming arts community — fueled in part by an NBIA award-winning arts incubation program.

For registered attendees of the 2001 conference only, session materials are available online, as well as an updated list of attendees (PDF version or MSWord version), and a conference evaluation form (PDF version or MSWord version). Everyone can purchase audio tapes of the conference sessions through

Why attend?

If you're intrigued by the Silicon Valley mystique and the latest best practices in all types of business incubation, don't miss this conference. Highlights will include:
  • Preconference workshops and nearly three days of educational sessions and roundtable discussions covering incubation's hottest topics
  • Walking tour of San Jose business incubation programs
  • NBIA Awards Ceremony: New for this year, NBIA has partnered with Hewlett-Packard Company to offer an e-scholarship valued at $200,000
  • A Taste of California Networking Reception at The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • The NBIA Bookstore
  • Exhibits
  • Tour of San Francisco business incubation programs
  • Preconference tour of Silicon Valley
  • Networking opportunities galore

Hosted by the Pacific Incubation Network

Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company, Nortel Networks, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Silicon Valley Bank, with additional support from Exodus

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