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NBIA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 20th International Conference on Business Incubation.


Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., (ARE:NYSE) is the pre-eminent international real estate investment trust focused principally on properties containing office/laboratory space. Alexandria has a stellar 9-year track record as an NYSE-listed company with an approximate $4 billion total market capitalization. We provide high-quality facilities, services and capital to the broad and diverse life science sector and are one of the co-creators and founding investors in the Accelerator Corp., the premier 21st century life science incubation engine. www.acceleratorcorp.com


Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information on Monsanto, please visit www.monsanto.com


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of youth. The late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman established the Foundation in the mid-1960s. More information is at www.kauffman.org.
Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise
The Nidus Center is a nationally recognized business incubator that focuses on developing biotechnology and health-care related companies. Our mission is to serve three distinct constituents: entrepreneurs, investors and the regional economy. Nidus management ensures that graduate clients possess the technology, intellectual property, strategy and management team necessary to be successful. www.niduscenter.com

Centocor Biologics, LLC
By harnessing the power of world-leading research and unmatched biomanufacturing, Centocor is unlocking the secrets of the immune system and delivering innovative biomedicines that transform patients' lives. With vision, creativity, and pioneering spirit we will impact human health in unprecedented ways. Our passion for and commitment to this goal makes Centocor the Immunology Pioneers. www.centocor.com
St. Louis Business Journal

St. Louis Business Journal is a weekly business-to-business publication providing news you can use to build your business. We provide breaking news and in-depth coverage in our newspaper, supplements, Web site and via broadcast partners. For more information, visit us at http://stlouis.bizjournals.com.

Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone furniture is about smart design and good value. For 10 years, we’ve helped fast-growing companies stretch their budgets by building office furniture that is honest, flexible and affordable. Whatever your business, whatever its size, we can help. Turnstone is proud to be an NBIA Partner. www.turnstonefurniture.com


Appalachian Regional Commission
The Appalachian Regional Commission supports business incubation with funding through the ARC State Area Development Program, through the work of the ARC Business Incubation Steering Committee and through strategic partnerships with organizations like NBIA. www.arc.gov

Center for Emerging Technologies
The Center for Emerging Technologies is an advanced technology business incubator in St. Louis with two buildings totaling 92,000 square feet of labs, assembly and conference space, offices etc. It serves nine clients, of which most are mostly biotechnology or medical device start-up companies. www.emergingtech.org

St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
The RCGA is the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the 16-county St. Louis region. www.stlrcga.org
St. Louis Enterprise Centers
With four incubators totaling 110,000 square feet of office, warehouse and lab/production space, the St. Louis Enterprise Centers are home to more than 60 companies. These companies promote technology advancement, high-growth business development and economic revitalization of distressed communities. www.slcec.com


ANGLE Technology Group

ANGLE Technology Group is an international venture management and consulting firm specializing in all aspects of technology commercialization, from creating new companies to planning, managing and marketing research parks, incubators and other strategic development initiatives. www.angletechnologyus.com

BioGenerator is promoting life sciences in the St. Louis region by identifying technologies with commercialization potential, educating and mentoring entrepreneurs on critical issues, and providing funding for proof of concept and start-up operations. www.biogenerator.org
Bryan Cave
Bryan Cave, one of the 35 largest law firms in the world, has a diversified international practice. Our nearly 800 lawyers represent business, financial, institutional and individual clients. www.bryancave.com
The DESCO Group
The DESCO Group is a full-service development, brokerage and real estate management firm with over 12 million square feet of commercial property in its portfolio and over 2 million square feet under development. www.descogroup.com
Founded in 1955, HOK is an internationally recognized facilities planning and design firm. HOK's Science + Technology Group is made up of expert professionals dedicated to the planning and design of advanced technical facilities, including incubators. www.hok.com
incuTrack, the software solution designed specifically for business incubators, allows managers to focus on their clients’ success without the administrative headaches often associated with record keeping and reporting. www.incutrack.com
McEagle Properties
McEagle’s success is creating connected, job-generating communities. Through its LifeWorks™ concept, WingHaven® unites Live, Learn, Work, and Play, which energizes other developments – BaratHaven, Caledonia and the 600-acre NorthPark project near Lambert Field. www.mc-eagle.com

Missouri Department of Economic Development
Missouri has enviable quality of life and a reputation for scientific advancement. Our international connections, Midwest work ethic, history of research success, and infrastructure deliver momentum for business. www.ded.mo.gov

Missouri Incubation Association
The Missouri Incubation Association promotes business incubation as a cornerstone of economic development across the state and serves to foster the growth of Missouri-based enterprises. www.moinc.org

Missouri Technology Corporation
The Missouri Technology Corp. is a nonprofit organization charged with improving the interface between Missouri businesses and universities, bringing additional research funding into the state, and creating systems to transfer new discoveries into the marketplace. www.missouritechnology.org

Prolog Ventures
Prolog is a venture capital firm with $100 million under management that specializes in life sciences. Prolog’s managers bring to the table nearly 60 years of experience in all aspects of new-enterprise development. www.prologventures.com
SalesForce4Hire® accelerates the valuation growth of emerging medical device and life science companies through the application of disciplined strategic planning, marketing, customer support infrastructure, and custom sales force services. Please visit SalesForce4Hire® at www.salesforce4hire.com

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