300 Attendees

30 Countries

By Invitation Only

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Activate Your Innovation

The 2019 World Incubation Summit is a two-day international conference that brings together business incubation programs from across the globe.

This year’s conference will bring together a select group of international incubators and accelerators seeking innovative ways to collaborate with the global business community. During the event, we will announce the top ranked incubation programs as identified and assessed in our World Benchmark Study 2019-2020.

We want to create an exciting opportunity for business incubators and accelerators from around the world to meet peers within the innovation landscape in person. Our vision is to create impactful collaborations between them and with those corporations and government leaders looking to engage with them.
Ali AminCEO and Co-founder, UBI Global
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An interactive two day event for innovators, by innovators

The world is changing and competing in today’s business environment requires innovative thinking, partnering with leading companies, and sourcing top talent from around the world. Part of our mission in supporting innovation is revealing global hot spots where incubation ecosystems are thriving and supporting steady streams of entrepreneurs. Doha’s startup tech scene is growing stronger every day—and the world should know about it!

We build upon our previous experiences organizing incubation summits internationally. In 2018, we held the World Incubation Summit (WIS) in Toronto, Canada on February 22 – 23, with 250 attendees from over 30 countries.

Who attends

The World Incubation Summit brings together an exclusive group of business incubators and accelerators. Participants come from around the world to explore topics related to the entrepreneurial community through educational sessions, group discussions, networking, tours, and inspiring presentations.

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World Benchmark Study Partipants

Incubators and Accelerators that participated in the 2019-2020 World Benchmark Study attend to learn results of their programs' worldwide rankings and performance. They find out what makes programs successful and have a chance to meet other top innovators!

Business Incubation 
Program Managers

Executives from business incubators and accelerators linked to universities and other centers of excellence who are part of the UBI Global interactive learning community attend to meet their peers from around the world.

Corporate Innovation Experts

Decision makers and C-level executives at corporations with innovation mandates attend to meet top incubation programs, explore collaboration, and meet potential partners. It's an in-person way to discover the international innovation landscape and announce your activities and needs to the community directly!

Government Innovation Agencies

Leaders from government agencies and departments charged with developing business locally and nationally attend to better understand the international ecosystem. During the event, they can find new ways to highlight and improve their own initiatives.

We don’t get to meet our peers often. Especially the best of the best.
Super job, UBI. You kept us all captivated for two days.
Amazing and inspiring space for exchange experiences on incubation.
A great opportunity to meet university incubators from all over the world.
The best place to find the right people from the incubation world.
— Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2018Toronto, Canada