About the Wisconsin Business Innovation Association

The WBIA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that was founded in 1998. It is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors. The WBIA has twice hosted the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA) international conference in Milwaukee and has maintained representation on the NBIA Board of Directors for many years. The WBIA sponsors comprehensive surveys of Wisconsin’s incubation programs and state entrepreneurship/incubation conferences.

Training and Education
We meet quarterly at incubators throughout Wisconsin where we have pertinent training or education sessions and get an insider tour of the host incubator. The WBIA also offers scholarships for first-time attendees of the National Business Incubation Association annual conference and discounts on WBIA sponsored publications and conferences.

The quarterly meetings allow time for valuable networking with other incubator professionals as well as staff from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. We are a friendly and inclusive group that welcomes newcomers.

Access to Incubation Expertise
WBIA members readily share development and management expertise. WBIA also conducts comprehensive member surveys that quantify the economic impact of Wisconsin incubation.

Web Site
Direct links to WBIA member incubators and access to association information.

Our bi-monthly newsletter highlights Wisconsin incubator and tenant business success stories as well as important economic development news.

Sign Up Today!

Joining the WBIA is simple. Just fill out this New Member form and return it and your annual membership fee to the WBIA Treasurer as noted in the form. Or for more information, please contact a member of the WBIA Membership Committee!