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EquityNet Sponsors 2011 Annual NBIA International Conference

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.


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.


"Our relationship 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 organizations."


"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 practices.


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.

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