Wednesday, August 14, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Every year, OSEBLJ hosts a symposium where academic, political and business leaders from around the country gather to discuss emerging trends and current affairs. This year’s symposium will focus on issues related to business incubators.
Scholars will convene to discuss and debate the legal and economic issues facing business incubators, the cutting-edge organizations engaged in supporting startup companies through the tumultuous early stages of business development until each company has secured the sufficient financial, human, and physical resources to succeed on its own. Incubators provide assistance to these companies through various means, including: access to capital, physical space, business development coaching, and networking connections. They have become increasingly popular among startups over the last several years because their infusion of aid comes at the most precarious stage for new companies — the beginning.
Throughout the symposium, distinguished speakers from across the country will contribute to panels on detailing incubation financing, intellectual property concerns, governance issues, and incubation as a tool to encourage the development of solo practitioners.