Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate
15th International Conference on Business Incubation
May 19-22, 2001 • The Fairmont Hotel • San Jose, California
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Hewlett PackardHewlett-Packard's HP Garage Program has established a strategic initiative to form partnerships with incubators and early stage VC's. HP from a overall perspective resides at the intersection of information appliances, e-services and always-on internet infrastructure. Being a leader in each of these vectors gives HP a head start at creating solutions that combine the advantages of all three. HP Garage Program becomes, in essence, a catalyst, empowering significant success and creating differentiated value for the portfolio of start-up companies. That differentiated value can include access to a set of HP technologies, products, programs and services that is specifically configured for the needs of incubators, including HP ecosystems, technology, sales and marketing capabilities, and technology financing. If you want to learn more about HP Garage initiative for Incubators we can send you a primer upfront. Please e-mail: Eberhard_schade@hp.com.

Nortel NetworksNortel Networks makes the world's best-selling communications systems for small and growing businesses — whether you have two or 500 employees. And Nortel Networks is driving the high-performance Internet that is more reliable and faster than ever before, offering you the tools to conduct stronger eBusiness and a truly integrated customer experience.

PriceWaterhouseCoopersPricewaterhouseCoopers serves technology incubators nationwide. We can help you with initial planning, tax exemption, client business advisory services, performance assessment and more. Call or e-mail Pete Collins, 212-259-4496; pete.collins@us.pwcglobal.com.

Silicon Valley BankSilicon Valley Bank serves emerging growth and middle market companies in targeted niches, focusing on technology and life sciences, while also addressing other specific industries in which it can provide a higher level of service and better manage credit through specialization and focus.

Silver Sponsors
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose, Capital of the Internet and Silicon ValleyThe Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose, Captial of the Internet and Silicon Valley, and the San Jose State University Foundation sponsor a business incubation program providing start-up and localization assistance to entreprenuers and international companies. Contact: Bob.Vasquez@ci.sj.ca.us

JanboJapan Association of New Business Incubation Organizations (JANBO) works to create new businesses to achieve regional economic self-sufficiency and reinvigorate local communities and the Japanese economy. JANBO, founded in 1999, is vigorously expanding its activities as Japan’s first nation-wide network of business incubation organizations.

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial LeadershipKauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers practical tools for entrepreneurial success. These resources, created by entrepreneurs and the Kauffman Center, include audiotapes, CD ROM's, books and EntreWorld at www.entreworld.org.

Bronze Sponsors
ExodusExodus Communications® is the leading provider of complex Internet hosting for enterprises with mission-critical Internet operations. Exodus manages its network infrastructure via a worldwide network of Internet Data Centers (IDCs) located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

National Software Testing LabSince 1983 NSTL has set the standard in global IT testing. Services include hardware and software QA testing, e-commerce testing, logo/certification programs, product comparisons and IT procurement analysis.

San Jose Arts IncubatorThe San Jose Arts Incubator (SJAI) is a coordinated set of initiatives designed to develop and sustain a community of healthy arts organizations that fully reflect San Jose's diversity by: 1) Building leadership capacity of multicultural (traditional and contemporary) and developing arts organizations on both board and management levels; 2) Assisting them to expand both earned and contributed income; and 3) providing support needed to professionalize their operations. Due to the tremendous success of these programs, the City of San Jose is a national leader in fostering cultural diversity and excellence in the arts.


Turnstone A Steelcase CompanyTurnstone, a Steelcase Company, provides customers with smart design, good value, and simple solutions, in office furniture. Turnstone’s 50 creative and energetic people have designed and launched over 30 new products in the last two years. Steelcase Inc. is the world's preeminent designer and manufacturer of high-performance work environments.

The Women's Technology ClusterBased in San Francisco, Women's Technology Cluster (WTC) is the first technology incubator for women entrepreneurs. The WTC's entrepreneurial campus provides incoming companies with a world-class network of advisors, partnsers, and peers.

X-PLANEXPLANE — the visual thinking company, is a group of artists, designers and thinkers dedicated to turning complexity into clear, effective, visual communication.

If you are interested in joining these sponsors of Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate, contact Linda Shafer, NBIA director of development and strategic alliances, at lshafer@nbia.org
 
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