The UBI World Rankings
of University-linked Business Incubators & Accelerators
2017 – 2018

At the World Incubation Summit, UBI Global recognized the worlds top performing university-linked incubation programs
as part of The UBI World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018

UPDATE! Results from the rankings can be found at http://ubi-global.com/blog

4 RANKING CATEGORIES

9 RECOGNITION SUBCATEGORIES

1 ECOSYSTEM & IMPACT AWARD

70 PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED

UBI Global Presents the World Top University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator of 2017 – 2018

Through its biannual world benchmark studies, UBI Global reveals in their latest edition that the 259 participating incubation programs from 53 countries accepted over 10,000 new client startups in the year of 2016. Their current client and recent alumni startups have over 72,000 employees on the payroll today. Furthermore, over the past five years, these same ventures generated over $3.2billion in sales revenue and raised a combined total of over $4.7billion in funding.

Our goal is to visualize the many great accomplishments achieved by the business incubation community. By highlighting the impact and performance of these programs, we are not only helping incubators and accelerators to become more efficient, but we are also assisting government officials in developing their respective innovation ecosystems. The benchmark and rankings also enable corporations to make informed partnership and investment decisions about the incubation programs and the startups they intend to engage with. Ali Amin, CEO

Recognition Categories

Presented at the Awards & Recognition Gala on February 22, 2018

Top Business Incubator - Managed By (17:18)
World Top
Business Incubator

Managed by University

Top Business Incubator - Affiliated With (17:18)
World Top
Business Incubator

Affiliated with University

Top Business Incubator - Collaborating With (17:18)
World Top
Business Incubator

Collaborating with University

Top Business Accelerator - Linked to (17:18)
World Top
Business Accelerator

Linked to University

Top Challenger - Africa - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
Africa

Linked to University

Top Challenger - APAC - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
Asia-Pacific

Linked to University

Top Challenger - Europe - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
Europe

Linked to University

Top Challenger - Latin America - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
Latin America

Linked to University

Top Challenger - MENA - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
MENA

Linked to University

Top Challenger - North America - Linked to (17:18)
Top Challenger
North America

Linked to University

Most Promising - Young Program - Linked to (17:18)
Most Promising
Young Program

Linked to University

Most Promising - Social Innovation - Linked to (17:18)
Most Promising
Social Innovation

Linked to University

Most Promising - Female Founders - Linked to (17:18)
Most Promising
Female Founders

Linked to University

Innovation Ecosystem &
Impact Award

Individual Award

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