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InBIA Announces 2016 Category Award Winners

Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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InBIA Announces 2016 Category Award Winners

Eight Member Organizations and Five Member Clients Have Been Selected as Award Winners by the International Business Innovation Association


March 28, 2016 – (Orlando, Fla.) - The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), a non-profit organization and advocate for advancing global entrepreneurship and incubation, has announced the category winners of the 2016 InBIA Awards. Each year, the Association honors business incubation programs, and their clients and graduates who exemplify the best of the industry. These organizations, and the companies they support, have made important industry contributions through their products, services, programs, and more.  

InBIA’s awards recognize overall excellence in business incubation, as well as member programs that have developed an effective innovation that helps the program better serve clients or accomplish its mission. The following members are category winners of the incubation awards:

The category winners will now compete for one of two Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year Awards, either the Technology and Science Focus or General and Special Focus. Those two finalists then compete for InBIA’s highest annual award, the Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year. Both Dinah Adkins award winners and the Randall M. Whaley winner will be announced live during the Member Recognition and Awards Dinner to be held Monday, April 18, 2016, at Kennedy Space Center. This event is a part of the upcoming 30th International Conference on Business Incubation.

InBIA also gives members the opportunity to submit their current and graduate program clients for awards.  This year’s outstanding clients and graduates are recognized for their growth and performance in the marketplace as incubator clients, and as successful graduates of the program. The 2016 winners are:

“On behalf of the InBIA staff and board of directors, I would like to thank all of the member organizations and client companies that applied for this year’s awards. We had a great applicant pool, making it very competitive this year. I would also like to thank the judges for the many hours spent reviewing each submission to help determine the final category winners,” says Kirstie Chadwick, President and CEO of InBIA.  “Best of luck to the incubator category winners as they now compete for our top awards.”

To learn more about InBIAmembership, the annual awards, and more, please visit


About InBIA:

The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) is a non-profit organization and global advocate for incubators, accelerators, educational institutions, and regional economic development stakeholders dedicated to advancing global entrepreneurship and business incubation. With more than 2,100 members across 60 plus countries, InBIA provides its members with essential information, education, advocacy, and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies to succeed. Visit to learn more.


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407-965-5653 Ext. 504

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