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    Date(s) - 3 Nov 2010
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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    Toronto Fashion Incubator

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    Business Incubation Works! – Learn how business incubation can build value for your organization: A free one-day forum for educators, government and community agencies

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    Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Toronto Fashion Incubator

    285 Manitoba Drive, Exhibition Place, Toronto

    Business incubator programs are designed to accelerate early-stage companies and entrepreneurs by providing an array of business support resources and services needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Business incubation is one of the most buzzed about economic development tools being utilized around the world today. Hugely popular in the US, Europe and Asia, business incubation is still relatively new in Canada, representing a largely untapped opportunity.

    Come hear two leading US experts share best practices for business incubation – creating jobs, encouraging business formation, advancing innovation and commercializing new products and services.

    Tracy Kitts, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ohio-based National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) – the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship – will showcase successful incubation programs around the world.

    Chuck Wolfe from Claggett Wolfe Associates, an expert incubator development consultant based in Auburn, California, will provide an in-depth review on how to leverage existing infrastructure to expand business incubation programs and services and alternative commercialization models in an aenvironment.

    There is no cost to participate in this forum. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tours of the Toronto Fashion Incubator will also be featured. An agenda is attached.