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Latiolais earns InBIA Business Incubation Management Certificate

Paul Latiolais, director of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) at Lamar University joins an elite group of graduates who have demonstrated their commitment and support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem by earning the Business Incubation Management Certificate from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).

The curated curriculum of the Business Incubation Management Certificate provides a practical and comprehensive 360-degree view of both foundational knowledge and best practices around managing successful entrepreneurial support programs. These programs include business incubators, accelerators, maker spaces, co-working spaces or hybrid models, and are designed to provide hands-on development and coaching to help start-up and emerging companies succeed. Launched in 2006, the certificate program provides leaders of entrepreneurial support programs with the skills needed to provide sustainable assistance to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, and to be a keystone provider within local ecosystems.

“InBIA’s certificate program is globally recognized as the gold standard regarding best practices for building sustainable entrepreneurial support programs,” states Kirstie Chadwick, president and CEO of InBIA. “Graduates of InBIA’s certificate program are uniquely positioned to deploy proven models for supporting local entrepreneurs and portfolio companies, while providing their respective programs with a designation of quality that is internationally recognized.”

The CICE is a partnership between Lamar University’s College of Business and College of Engineering and the Southeast Texas business community. The center is a conduit for industry and university interaction, including projects, on-going research, student experiential learning, special events and training. The center promotes a strong emphasis on student development and training to prepare graduates for rewarding careers by familiarizing them with entrepreneurial real-world projects. New businesses supported by the center are technology-focused providing products and services for existing and future industry.

For more information about InBIA’s Business Incubation Management Certificate program, please visit InBIA is a non-profit organization and global advocate for incubators, accelerators, educational institutions and regional economic development stakeholders. With more than 2,000 members across over 60 countries, InBIA provides its members with essential information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies succeed. Visit to learn more.