3rd International Summit

Cleveland, Ohio, United States (19 May 2000)


Summit participants reached consensus on the following items:

  1. A "big picture" goal: "By the year 2005, business incubators around the globe will have incubated one million companies worldwide."
  2. International incubation associations will document reaching this goal by conducting a global study of business incubators providing data on the industry.
  3. The international incubation associations are committed to on-going training and professional development of incubator developers and managers.
  4. Association executives will arrange an International Summit on an annual basis, at minimum—including a Summit at the NBIA 20001 conference in San Jose, and at additional venues based on invitations from the Association chiefs.
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