San Jose, CA --
EquityNet, LLC showed its support for entrepreneurial firms by sponsoring the
National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA’s) 25th annual International
Conference on Business Incubation on April 10-13 in San Jose, California.
programs facilitate the process of starting and growing companies by providing
entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their
ventures successful. NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American
incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time
employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more
than $17 billion. Approximately 7,000 business incubators operate worldwide.
with NBIA is essential as we continue to build awareness and gain market
adoption," said Matthew Imhoff, EquityNet VP of Business Development.
"We are pleased to be a part of the conference and we look forward to
years of future support and increased collaboration between our
"We are pleased to
have conference sponsors like these organizations,” said David Monkman, NBIA
president and CEO. “They understand that entrepreneurial companies are
catalysts for economic growth and job creation, and that business incubation
can help turn struggling economies."
NBIA’s conference brings
together leading business incubation professionals, economic development
officials, public policymakers, university administrators and business
assistance experts from around the world to share the industry’s best
The four-day event at
The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, included more than 60 workshops and
roundtable discussions, exhibits, and tours of area incubators. The National
Business Incubation Association is the world's leading organization advancing
business incubation and entrepreneurship. Learn more about the NBIA conference here.