Business Incubation: Linking Your Entrepreneurship Program to the Real World
Learn how a business incubation program can enhance both your entrepreneurship curriculum and its ties to the local business and economic development communities. This session will give an overview of the business incubation concept and provide real-world examples of how community colleges have used business incubation successfully to strengthen their entrepreneurship programs.
This session is designed for participants who have a general understanding of business incubation but need practical information on how a business incubator works and how it can be incorporated into an entrepreneurship program.
Subjects that will be covered include:
- An overview of the incubation process
- How an incubator can strengthen an entrepreneurship curriculum
- How to tell when an incubator does (or doesn't) makes sense on campus
- Key tips for operating an incubator efficiently and effectively
- Common issues and practical solutions
Course Materials: Participants will receive workbooks that include the slides used in the presentation and a list of additional resources. The presenters will be available via e-mail to answer questions after the event.
Presentation Method: We will use an interactive style that combines lecture, questions from participants and group discussion.
Tracy Kitts, VP COO, National Business Incubation Association, OH
Deborah King, Director, Springfield Business Incubator, Andrew M. Scibelli Enterprise Center, MA