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Front of the Youngstown Business IncubatorYBI Named 11th Best University Affiliated Business Incubator in the World by UBII

The Youngstown Business Incubator is an internationally recognized program focused on the development of B2B software application companies in the Mahoning Valley. Its success has been well documented by Businessweek, Inc., The Economist, Next City, Entrepreneur, Details, Governing, Salon, the German Financial Times, and the BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, ABC and Tokyo Broadcasting.

The Youngstown Business Incubator has generated a buzz about their verifiable track record of success, by leading the valley to compete in the global knowledge economy.  The YBI has shifted the perception of our community – in our own and in the eyes of the world – by growing a base of technology companies and entrepreneurs to ensure future jobs for talented regional professionals.

Our 32 portfolio companies operate out of a Youngstown Business Incubator owned four building campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. Our campus is also home to a federally funded research and development center, America Makes, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute formerly known as NAMII. For more information about America Makes identity shift, mission, accomplishments, and background see America Makes (NAMII).

YBI is funded in part by the State of Ohio through the Edison Incubator Program, as well as through the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network.


The Youngstown Business Incubator, a 501c3 non-profit organization, helps accelerate emerging businesses by providing an array of invaluable services. Facilities, equipment, resource networks, entrepreneurial counseling, networking opportunities; all these are critical to successful business development.  Click to find out how YOU can support innovation in the Tech Belt.



“I believe the success of any region is dependant not only on the jobs available today, but the realistic prospects of jobs being created in the years to come.  By encouraging entrepreneurship and integrating advanced technologies, like additive manufacturing, into the local industrial base, YBI has not only created a culture of innovation that has given young people an opportunity to stay here, but it is drawing people back to the Tech Belt, as well.”

- Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17)

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