The New American City:
Making Entrepreneurship an Urban Priority

A new wave of innovation and opportunity is taking shape in America's inner cities. Urban communities, once written off as economic wastelands, now are recognized as hubs of critical business assets. The potential exists to spark an era of sustained wealth generation from within urban neighborhoods. Business incubators, positioned to connect community entrepreneurs with networks and opportunities, can drive this process. NBIA's newest training event, The New American City: Making Entrepreneurship an Urban Priority, will show you how.

The New American City will take incubation newcomers and veterans alike through various models of dynamic urban business accelerators. Through sessions, facilitated discussions and presentations, the conference will focus on four distinct topics:

  • Designing an Urban Incubation Program
  • Reaching Out — Identifying Partners and Entrepreneurs
  • Understanding Minority Entrepreneurship
  • Developing the Physical Community

Establishing incubators and making entrepreneurship an urban priority require the vision of community organizations, business leaders, public officials and others within a neighborhood.

Professional facilitators will work with you, helping you develop a blueprint for business incubation in your city. You'll return home with far more than notes and handouts — you'll have a step-by-step action plan for identifying a mission, raising money, recruiting clients and finding an appropriate facility.

Come as a team or as an individual. Either way, you'll leave with a real strategy for effecting change in your community.


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NBIA, The Enterprise Center (TEC) and Seedco have teamed up to bring you The New American City.






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