NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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BCC ResearchBCC Research
BCC Research publishes market research reports that make organizations worldwide more profitable with intelligence that drives smart business decisions. For more than 40 years we've helped customers identify new opportunities in industrial and technology sectors by providing reliable data and insight, including market sizing, forecasting and assessments of industry trends.

GrowthWheelGrowthWheel International
GrowthWheel International is the creator of the GrowthWheel® – a systematic and creative tool used by business advisors to help start-ups make decisions and take action. The GrowthWheel is available on a license basis, and today hundreds of advisors have been certified in using the GrowthWheel method.

incuTrackincuTrack – a product of Cybergroup
incuTrack™ is a comprehensive, secure, Web based information tracking and reporting system designed specifically for business incubators and accelerators. incuTrack helps you automate and manage all aspects of your incubator – providing an effective and economical solution that has been deployed in dozens of incubators worldwide.

LegalZoom is the leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for small businesses. Founded more than 12 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the country's top law firms, LegalZoom has helped more than two million Americans with trial-tested legal documents.

Symantec™ is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers, small businesses, and the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information and identities. Symantec’s Norton™ brand of award-winning products delivers online protection, internet security and backup solutions for individuals, home offices and small businesses.

Traklight is an innovative software company with a mission to help educate and empower entrepreneurs to be proactive in identifying, protecting and leveraging ideas through the use of online
IP identification tools and resources.

With a Silicon Valley heritage, TriNet Passport serves the HR needs of nimble, fast-growing, entrepreneurial companies. TriNet Passport is designed to attract and retain the best talent for technology, life sciences and professional services companies.

TriNet Passport’s four-tiered HR team specializes in helping clients handle complicated HR issues, ranging from hiring the right people to setting up the right HR policies, procedures and systems.

  •  Payroll Secure, seamless payroll preparation, tax reporting and remittances
  • Benefits Wide selection of benefit plans designed to attract and retain key talent
  •  Risk & Compliance Compliance guidance expertise with all federal and state employment-related laws and regulations
  •  HR Team Four-tiered team of HR professionals, including an employee support center
  •  Cloud Platform A secure environment, making HR administration simple


Turnstone, a Steelcase CompanyTurnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone creates smart and simple furniture solutions inspired by the creativity and energy of emerging companies. We aspire to provide work environments that bring out their best … however they want to work.

UCFThe University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a University-driven community partnership that provides early-stage companies with the enabling tools, training and infrastructure to create financially stable, high-growth, high-impact enterprises.

UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. 

vianetworkWKI - wendykennedy.com
WKI – wendykennedy.com is the creator of So what? who cares? why you?®, a methodology and visual toolset to discover the business value inside innovation. Since 2006, So what? who cares? why you? has been adopted by engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs in more than a dozen countries. Licensed to organizations and Certified Coaches, the methodology is at the foundation of preincubation programs and processes designed to move new discoveries from ideation to commercialization. A suite of online and printed toolkits, “idea mapping” boards and turnkey coaching program are provided through wendykennedy.com.