The World Benchmark Study of Business Incubators & Accelerators 2019 - 2020
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About Us

Our Story

UBI Global was founded in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden to identify where all the innovation hubs are located worldwide and to learn and share what makes them successful. We launched the World Benchmark Study to find common traits and identify best practices. Our goal was to help business incubators and accelerators to improve their programs, become more attractive to start ups, and increase their overall efficiency— and ultimately, their ability to attract investment.

Soon after launching our network, we expanded our services to include a suite of education materials, management tools, communication platforms, and networking events. All so that innovation could multiply and thrive. No matter where it’s based.

Now, as facilitators and thought leaders of this dynamic interactive learning community, we have grown to connect corporations and governments with this global ecosystem of thinkers and doers. Today, our vetted network consists of over 700 incubation programs that are either linked to universities or are privately-, publicly-, or corporate- run. Our map covers over 70 countries— and counting, and our knowledge is sourced from all corners of the world.

Our Approach

To connect corporations with the global business incubation ecosystem.

We aim to matchmake 20,000+ vetted university-linked start-ups, through a network of 700+ business incubators and accelerators in over 70 countries, to fill corporations’ most important future needs!

“Enabling innovation through impactful collaboration worldwide means we first assemble innovation programs into an interactive learning community, supported by original research and insights. Then, we look for business opportunities to connect them with corporations and government agencies looking to invest in incubation programs and their startups.  Our efforts put the spotlight on innovation and translate into sustainable economic development and growth.” 

Ali Amin, CEO, UBI Global

Our Leadership

UBI Global is as international as the members and clients we serve. Our leadership team, for example, is multicultural and multinational, working in six languages.

Ali Amin

CEO, Co-founder

Lars-Henrik Friis Molin

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Joel Eriksson Enquist

Co-Founder and Board Member

Holger Meyer

Head of Research

Telma Lampreia

Head of International Projects

Samara H. Johansson

Head of Communications

Jason Castillo Araujo

Head of Information Technology

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