Quarterly eNewsletter
Spring 2013


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March 20-21, 2014
FBIA 2014 Spring Conference
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USF Connect Events
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May 18-21, 2014
NBIA's 28th International Conference on Business Incubation
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October 6-8, 2014
NBIA's 24th Training Institute

 
 

April 12-13, 2014
2014 BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton DaVinci's Faire

April 10-11, 2014
2014 Regional Leadership Conference

 

Florida Business Incubation Assn. Extremely Proud of Two Members Winning Several Big International Awards

Orlando, Fla., (April. 16, 2012) -- The Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA), a professional network that supports business incubators and economic development throughout Florida , is very proud of two of its members, UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, which at the recent National Business Incubation Association 2013 International Conference won several international awards.

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April 16, 2013

UF Sid Martin Biotech Takes Top International Award

There are more than 7,000 business incubators around the world and we took top honors last week when we were named 2013 Incubator of the Year at the National Business Incubation Association annual meeting in Boston.

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UCF Business Incubation Program Wins International Award

ORLANDO, Fla. April 9, 2013 – The National Business Incubation Association based in Athens, Ohio named the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program the 2013 Incubator Network of the Year today during NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in Boston.

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University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and Kauffman FastTrac® to Train U.S. Military Veterans

ORLANDO, Fla., (Feb 8, 2012) --- The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and Kauffman FastTrac announced recently that they are offering 30 hours of training to U.S. military veterans interested in starting their own companies.

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Florida Business Incubation Assn to Host Bi-annual Meeting Dec 10-11 at Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator

Orlando, Fla., (Nov. 15, 2012) The Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA), a professional network that supports business incubators and economic development throughout Florida, will host its bi-annual meeting on Dec. 10-11 at the Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator located on S.E. Osceola Avenue and S.E. 4th Street in Ocala, five blocks south of SR 40 (Silver Springs Blvd).

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Florida Business Incubation Association partners in the DEMO FALL 2012 event in Santa Clara

Orlando, Fla., Sept. 27, 2012 --- The Florida Business Incubation Association was invited to be a partner organization for the DEMO FALL 2012 event.

For those unfamiliar with DEMO, it’s where companies like Netscape, Salesforce, TiVo, VMWare, and E-Trade all got their start. More recent...

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UCF’s Dr. Tom O’Neal Reelected to the Board of Directors of the National Business Incubation Assn.

ORLANDO, Fla., (June 8, 2012) ---- Dr. Tom O’Neal, president of the Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA) and founder and executive director of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, welcomed participants representing nearly 30 business incubation programs throughout Florida at the FBIA bi-annual conference held at the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida in Gainesville recently.

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Dr. Tom O’Neal welcomes participants to Florida Business Incubation Association Bi-Annual Conference at University of Florida’s Innovation Hub

ORLANDO, Fla., (June 8, 2012) ---- Dr. Tom O’Neal, president of the Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA) and founder and executive director of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, welcomed participants representing nearly 30 business incubation programs throughout Florida at the FBIA bi-annual conference held at the Innovation Hub at the...

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Florida Business Incubator Association to host Bi-Annual Conference at University of Florida’s Florida Innovation Hub

ORLANDO, Fla., -- (May 30, 2012) --- The Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA), a professional network that includes 28 business incubators located throughout Florida, will host its bi-annual meeting on Thursday, June 7, at the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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May 16, 2012

Small Start up Businesses are Leading the Nation’s Economic Recovery - By Dr. Tom O’Neal

(Ed Note. Dr. Tom O'Neal associate vice president for Research and Commercialization at the University of Central Florida is founder and executive director of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and president of the Florida Business Incubation Assn.)

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February 16, 2012

Florida Business Incubation Assn. concludes bi-annual Conference in Largo

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Business Incubation Assn., a coalition of business incubation programs throughout Florida, recently held its bi-annual conference at the Tampa Bay Innovation Center in Largo.

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March 16, 2012

Incubate Miami

Incubate Miami launched its third Startup Accelerator Program on September 15, 2011 with some of the best technology entrepreneurs from South Florida. The program companies joined a mentorship-driven, structured environment focused on accelerating their business models during a three month period. Mentors from the South Florida community have come together in support of the program...

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FBIA & NBIA Offer Scholarship to Attend 28th International Conference on Business Incubation

The Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA) and the National Business Incubation Association have again partnered to sponsor an incubation manager or economic developer from the Sunshine State to attend the 28th International Conference on Business Incubation. The NBIA/FBIA Joint Scholarship will cover the cost of the early-bird registration fee ($795 NBIA member; $995 nonmember) to the NBIA’s 2014 conference, held on May 18-21 in New Orleans.

“The NBIA plays an important role in providing education, training, and networking opportunities for incubator associates that are invaluable to new and seasoned professionals,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, FBIA president. “The Joint Scholarship program is an excellent opportunity to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the incubation industry in Florida.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a current FBIA member and should be a first-time NBIA conference attendee or an individual who might not otherwise be able to attend. Applicants do not need to be a current NBIA member to be eligible.

Applications must be submitted to Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu before March 13, 2014. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced Thursday afternoon, March 20th at the FBIA’s 2014 Spring Conference.

The scholarship recipient must register by the early-bird deadline, April 4th, to receive the 100% scholarship. Those who register after the early-bird deadline will be responsible for paying the difference in fees between the early-bird rate and the applicable published rate for that time.

The scholarship recipient will also be responsible for all travel, lodging and incidental expenses.

To apply, click here.