December 8, 2017 - La Idea Incubator Program Entrepreneur Application Due (Services Cohort)

InBia - International Conference on Business Incubation

The La Idea Incubator Program is seeking business to business or business to consumer small companies from throughout Central America who are providing a variety of services to their clients.  Eligible service-based businesses include but are not limited to: consulting; lifestyle or fitness coaching; creative or art services; business development or marketing services; technical, architecture and/or manufacturing services; event planning; real estate services; or tourism/travel agencies.

InBia will be hosting an informational webinar about the program on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:30 CST. To register please click here.

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December 30, 2017 - SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Application Due

Small Business Network of the Americas Partnership Program

The purpose of the subgrants will be to support and expand the SBNA by funding projects designed to expand the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model, increase small business counseling skills, strengthen center to center SBNA partnerships, increase international trade and increase small business opportunity in underserved communities. Please note that all applications must be submitted in English. 

To view an informational webinar recording about the SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants, please click here

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Previous Events

March 25-26, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, USA

InBia - Business Incubation Global (Big) Summit

InBIA will hold their Business Incubation Global (BIG) Summit which will include SBNA’s 7th International Sister Center Workshop.  The Workshop provides the unique opportunity for business service providers to meet and develop potential partnerships with counterparts from around the world.  Participants will receive multiple custom-matched, one-on-one meetings with representatives from counterpart centers in their previously identified locations of interest.  Each meeting will produce a draft partnership plan that participants can refine as they choose.  Participating Centers will also automatically become SBNA members and become eligible for a variety of special programs and benefits. 

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March 26-29, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, USA

InBia - International Conference on Business Incubation

InBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation unites a global audience of regional leaders focused on building thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. Attendees oversee business incubators, university entrepreneurship centers, accelerators, coworking spaces, and entrepreneurial economic development activities.

These leaders will gather at InBIA’s annual conference to discover trends and best practices for establishing high-growth entrepreneurship programs. Packed with four epic keynote speakers and interactive sessions led by over 100 entrepreneurial thought leaders, this year’s conference is a must-attend event for community leaders. Join us as we dive into how some of the world’s best entrepreneurship centers and ecosystems are thriving in today’s ever-changing global economy.

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June 30, 2017 - SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Application Due

Small Business Network of the Americas Partnership Program

The purpose of the subgrants will be to support and expand the SBNA by funding projects designed to expand the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model, increase small business counseling skills, strengthen center to center SBNA partnerships, increase international trade and increase small business opportunity in underserved communities. Please note that all applications must be submitted in English. 

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July 7, 2017 - Travel Stipend for the SBNA Matchmaking Event Application Due

Small Business Network of the Americas Partnership Program

Travel stipends are available for persons attending the SBNA Matchmaking event in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 5, 2017. The deadline for travel stipend applications is July 7, 2017. 

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August 25, 2017 - La Idea Incubator Program Entrepreneur Application Due (Manufacturing Cohort)

InBia - International Conference on Business Incubation

The La Idea Incubator Program provides a framework that allows entrepreneurs in Central America to directly connect with US-based InBIA Soft Landings designees. These designees provide advanced incubation services to guide their entrepreneurs' businesses towards revenue generation, investment successes, and capital-efficient operations. InBIA's Soft Landings designees have been validated through rigorous application and peer-review processes to ultimately serve foreign companies interested in expanding out their domestic markets. The Soft Landing sites selected for La Idea have been found as ideal matches for those Central American entrepreneur program applicants who are interested in expanding their businesses to the United States.

If you are an entrepreneur residing in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Panama, and you are developing innovative solutions in the manufacturing, services, or food and farm industries, the U.S. Department of State and its partners encourage you to apply for the SBNA La Idea Incubator Program. La Idea recipients will have the unprecedented opportunity to connect with peer innovators, create lasting relationships with entrepreneurship centers in the U.S., learn to navigate the complexities of international trade, and explore best practices in sales and operations. Upon selection for La Idea, you will be sent an invitation letter to support your Visa application, should you not have one at the time you submit your application. Due to any rejected Visa applicants/other issues, La Idea program staff have the right to select alternate applicant for the program.

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September 4-8, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

ASBDC - 37th Annual America's SBDC Conference

Every year our conference attracts 1,300+ SBDC professionals from all over the nation. These advisors, trainers and directors come together for professional development and networking.  Their passion for small business can be seen in the 140+ workshops that overflow into the hallways, and in the exhibit hall where they eagerly mingle with each other and the tradeshow exhibitors, seeking the latest information on products and services that can ensure the success of their small business clients. 

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   Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State