Boston, MA -- EquityNet showed its support for entrepreneurs by sponsoring the National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA’s) 27th annual International Conference on Business Incubation on April 8-10 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Business incubation 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.
"NBIA is an excellent partner and is vital to our goal of market adoption among entrepreneurs, business supporters, and investors," said Judd Hollas, EquityNet's Founder and CEO. "We are pleased to be a long time partner of NBIA and we continue to look forward to years of future support and increased collaboration between our organizations."
"We are pleased to have EquityNet's support of and participation in NBIA's International Conference on Business Incubation,” said Sheila Buckley, NBIA Director of Development. “EquityNet's presence at the conference and continued support to NBIA is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with EquityNet this coming year."
The four-day event in Boston, Massachusetts, included more than 60 workshops and roundtable discussions, exhibits, and tours of area incubators. The workshops offer targeted, in-depth training to incubation and economic development professionals. Knowledgeable incubation practitioners and other industry supporters lead the workshops, providing strategies for effective entrepreneur support and techniques to strengthen incubation programs.
The National Business Incubation Association is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Learn more about the NBIA conference here.