Michigan Business Incubator Association


Michigan Business Innovation Association is comprised of the state's most innovative business incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, maker spaces, economic development partners, and entrepreneurial support organizations who are focused on innovation, creating jobs and developing Michigan's local economies. The MBIA provides a supportive entrepreneurial environment that stimulates the growth of business to ensure economic vitality and encourage job creation.

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The MBIA fosters communication and exchanges ideas among ESOs - Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, their leadership teams, clients, entrepreneurs, new ventures, and other stakeholders. We serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, maker spaces to assist entrepreneurs with new business ideas, providing a basis for mutually supportive group efforts that promote the public image of ESOs and their economic impact.

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MBIA recognizes the involvement of entrepreneurial support organizations in transforming the Michigan economy, and hopes to bring together incubators, accelerators, co-working programs, maker spaces, entrepreneurs, economic developers, consultants, service providers, and other stakeholders into a dynamic network of organizations and individuals committed to forwarding the Michigan economy.

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MBIA Hiring 2 Contract Positions for FY23

The Michigan Business Innovation Association is hiring two part-time 1099 contractors for fiscal year 2023 (July 1 - June 30). One...

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Current Members

Ann Arbor SparkInnovate Marquette Launch 734 Leap - stronger together Economic Growth Institute MLSIC Velocity Smart Zone Muskegon Innovation Hub Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine University of Michigan Flint Starting Gate Michigan Economic Development Corporation