Why Join the WBIA?

When you join the Wisconsin Business Incubation Association, you join a group of professionals statewide who provide support to today’s most exciting new businesses.  WBIA services and programs prepare you to help start-up businesses build their strength and value.

Supporting the WBIA Mission

By joining the WBIA, you’re helping to support business start-ups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and your own clients and constituents.

It’s WBIA’s Mission: “To educate, inspire, and advocate on behalf of small business start-ups and entrepreneurs by providing incubation facilities and networking resources.”

WBIA Membership Benefits

By joining the WBIA, you’re helping to support business start-ups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and your own clients and constituents.

  • Job Creation Value:  For every $1.00 of public subsidy for the incubator, clients and graduates generate about $45.00 in local tax revenue.
  • Keep Them at Home:  Clients and graduates of incubators stay in their communities and create new jobs at a cost of about $1,100.00 vs. traditional new job creation activities that often cost more than $10,000.00 each.
  • Discounted Membership Rate:  New members save $25.00 on the membership fee.
  • Business Referrals:  Via networking at quarterly Membership Meetings and directly from WBIA members.
  • Training and Education:  Learning opportunities at quarterly Membership Meetings and at the Annual Entrepreneurship Incubation Conference.
  • Knowledge and Resources Exchange:  Members have access to the experiences and ideas of other members.
  • Member Discounts:  Apply on all association sponsored publications and conferences.