It was our honor to be selected by The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) as a showcase during their 27th International Conference this week in Boston. This city is renowned for innovation. It was a great testament to North Shore Innoventures – our mentors, sponsors and entrepreneurs – that NBIA saw the value in making the 22 mile trip to Beverly.
Wednesday, the buses rolled up to the Cummings Center with 85 incubator leaders from around the world. Mentors helped usher the crowd to the conference center. Cumming’s GM Stephen J. Drohosky set the stage, highlighting the innovation that started here in 1903 under the United Shoe Manufacturing company. He contrasted that to the site’s rebirth as one of the world’s largest industrial plant recycling projects.
Marty and Tom highlighted NSIV’s principles and accomplishments. There were lots of good questions asked by the visitors. Running on a disciplined schedule, our team then led six separate groups through our equipped laboratories and offices. Many of our clean and biotech members were on-hand to share insights and shake hands.
NBIA serves 2,000 members in over 60 nations. We thought you’d appreciate the fact that NSIV was selected as a good example for other incubators from North Dakota to Nigeria.
Onward and upward.