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Mountain South Incubator Alliance

Mountain South Incubator Alliance

1. The Mountain South Incubator Alliance will help incubator clients link with other small business entrepreneurs at 6 other incubators in the region for consideration of:

- partnerships,

- customer/supplier relationships,

- shared services

- learning and benchmarking

- technical, financial, and management expertise

2. Mission:

Incubator Directors will share best practices, jointly promote entrepreneurship and business incubation across the region, and cooperate to help achieve the goals of the member incubators.

3.

Member Incubators and Contacts:pdflg

4. Goals:

Communications:

Increase public awareness of business incubation activities in the region

Increase public knowledge of the benefits of business incubation

Create and maintain a positive public impression of business incubation and the member incubators

Jointly publicize incubation success stories of alliance members across the region

Establish links between alliance member websites

Hold monthly meetings or teleconferences among members

Incubator Operations:

Identify and share best practices in incubator operations

Share information on operational problems and advice on potential solutions

Cooperate in matching potential tenants across the region to available and appropriate incubator space

Share books, studies and other information from NBIA, Kaufmann Foundation and other sources on business incubation

Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation:

Provide a regional forum for business plan competitions, workshops, guest speakers, and networking events

Support and promote regional Angel Investor Network

Identify, screen and support appropriate regional service providers for incubator clients