17th International Conference on Business Incubation

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Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

For nearly 20 years, NBIA's annual conference has served as the premier forum for business incubator managers and developers to share their experiences. The conference brings together business incubation professionals, investment and economic development leaders, technology transfer experts and others to address the needs of their communities. The conference focuses on best practices associated with successful incubator management and strategies for nurturing successful companies that can create jobs, build wealth and boost economies in communities and regions.

But, NBIA’s annual conference is much more than just another learning experience. Attendees have the opportunity to help shape the industry and drive it in new directions. Important decisions are made about the industry’s research agenda, and vital coalitions are forged.

The 19th International Conference will provide the perfect environment for incubation professionals from around the world to come together and discuss emerging trends and critical issues. We expect to welcome 600 to 800 attendees from more than 35 countries to Baltimore in May. These individuals represent many more thousands of start-up businesses. With such a large gathering of individuals who are responsive and eager to try new ideas and resources, this is an unprecedented chance to receive high visibility.

By investing in the conference and supporting business incubation, you can help strengthen the fabric of entrepreneurship. In Baltimore, you will meet decision-makers representing thousands of small businesses, increase your awareness of new and emerging markets and attend exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders. Won’t you join us?


Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $35,000, and include sponsoring receptions, keynote addresses, special events, tours, awards and session tracks.

As a sponsor, your organization will receive:

  • Logo, link and recognition in the conference marketing materials and Conference Web site
  • Conference attendees mailing directory
  • Invitation to the VIP dinner hosted by the NBIA Board
  • High traffic display area with skirted 6’ table and two chairs
  • Complimentary conference registration(s)
  • Customized signage at the conference
  • And much more!

As an exhibitor your organization will receive:

  • High traffic display area with skirted 6’ table and two chairs
  • Complimentary conference registration plus three staff badges
  • 25-word listing in conference materials
  • Conference attendee mailing directory

If you would like more information about being a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Stephani Hatcher, director of development, at shatcher@nbia.org or (740) 593-1892.


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