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Quanza Collaboratory

Quanza Collaboratory -a 21st century cooperative that will support the growth of membership-owned micro-enterprises and new media companies based in multimedia, knowledge transfer, productions, video, film & TV production, light, sound, and publishing.

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Manufacturing Consortium

Create and sustain a viable Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (S.T.E.M.) industrial base within urban communities by combining Business Incubation for start-up and small businesses with Workforce Development & Training

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Economic Revitalization

Supporting the small businesses within the clusters is an economic infrastructure specialized in technology, HR, finance, physical infrastructure, etc. Infrastructure provided by public sector (e.g., colleges and universities) and by companies within the clusters (e.g., venture capital firms, multimedia and entertainment firms).

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Technical Institutes

Mission: To create a sustainable, globally-competitive S.T.E.M. labor force for the 21st Century utilizing 10 fully integrated, world-class technical Institutes; in collaboration with IC2 Institute, along with GBI’s Academic and Industry partners,

Core Services

Within the core services you will find the tools and services necessary to begin the required assessments and strategic planning for your company.

Business Resources

Within these section you will find strategic links and technologies designed to assist planning, research, metrics, process controls and complete technology based information management systems

Stategic Business Tools

Our library of tools and applications become available in this section which also provides the portals into the educational assets also available.

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10 Smart Teams

This is how we accomplish successful business incubation and innovation. 10 Smart Teams – Breeding Success and Community.


Future Sight - Smart Vision Creating Economic Opportunities, Communities and Business

GBI is a CA non-profit corporation established in 1991 in partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration. GBI is a Strategic Thinkubator (Think and do Tank) Organization and IC2 Global Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. The mission of Global Business Incubation, Inc. (“GBI”) is to promote the development and growth of urban enterprises through business incubation and cooperative strategies. GBI serves as a facilitator of diverse projects. These include teaching factories, business incubators, neighborhood cooperatives, job training programs, youth training and entrepreneurial programs, and technology innovation. Collectively, these provide a synergistic approach to reviving the urban small business community. Global Business Incubation is a nonprofit that researches, develops and implements successful business incubation strategies to grow and develop urban enterprises. GBI Systems is the portal interface for our managed services. Here you will find the tools and the access to our systems for startup, incubation, acceleration, expansion and development. Our library contains our document repository and links to aid in R&D, education, marketing, sales, law and other aspects of business. Our tools include cloud services, IaaS, PaaS, VOIP, Teleconferencing, Telecommute and other systems our managed services include for the consortium’s use.

GBI Team

Tonia McDonald

She is Co-Founder of two West Coast Business Incubation Associations and the Southern California Economic Alliance. Tonia is committed to the EMERALD VETERANS Project, a veteran lead innovative virtual and physical business incubator model for Veterans and under-served community businesses. The program has a physical location in Los Angeles.

Paul McDonald

Chief Research Officer and Co-founder
Over a 35 yrs – benchmarked the blueprints of successful entrepreneurs, corporations, business incubators, cooperatives, teaching and testing factories, economic development programs, and community and business wealth creation models and systems used around the world including: Sunkist Corporation, Control Data Corporation, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, , The Ben Franklin Partnership, and The Austin Technology Incubator

Phillip Brown

Executive Director
He became Executive Director after serving for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors. In this capacity, he launched a GBI Youth and Young Adult Event Planning Incubator pilot project in an underserved community in San Diego. This project created a business support system with the participants while providing them with hands-on experience building and successfully running an event-planning company

Dr George Hess

Co-Founder and Executive VP of Management and Education
Dr. George Hess is an ex-veteran and management professor at Loyola Marymount University. He has coordinated with the University on behalf of GBI for decades, and assists GBI in orchestrating partnerships with colleges and universities.

Dale Sims

Chief Industrial Technologist
Dale Sims is the foremost officer in developing and establishing partnerships for GBI’s manufacturing consortium and technical institutes, whose purpose is to provide training, resources and job placement for Military Veterans and Underserved Communities.

Dr. John Bollinger

Dr. John Bollinger is a licensed architect, general contractor, real estate broker in California, professor at Cal State Long Beach and doctor of architecture from the University of Southern California. He administrated over $50 billion in international business and development in real estate, including ports, airports, trade centers, transportation centers, communities, including park, education, housing, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, retail, office, industrial uses.

Anthony Morgan

Chief Information Officer
Anthony Morgan is the Chief IT Officer and Advisory Board member for Global Business Incubation (GBI). As Chief IT Officer, he provides IT, consulting, website and SEO services for businesses under the GBI umbrella that need support.

Elliot Stiller

Web Developer / Editor / Researcher / Strategist
Elliot Stiller produces written materials for Global Business Incubation, develops GBI’s websites and connects with potential partners. His 4 years of experience in Journalism includes tenure as Editor In Chief, internship at the Argonaut (distributes 30,000 issues across L.A.), and college experience interviewing dozens of student-startups that grew with the support of a downtown business incubator.

Jeff Norman

Veteran Advisor and Strategic Alliance Partner
Jeff Norman is highly knowledgeable in Los Angeles-related Veteran organizations, partners and institutions, and utilizes this experience to advise GBI and connect them with appropriate partners. He is highly experienced in event planning and Radio Production and blogs for the Huffington Post.

Jill Lewis

Product Development and Design Specialist
Jill’s credentials include a Masters of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, and fine Arts training at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has successfully championed environmental campaigns in Florida, taught inner city youth in Los Angeles, and inspires personal transformation using a variety of techniques from studies in mindfulness, brain neurobiology, ancient teachings, and new paradigm philosophies.

Andrew Williams Jr.

President at Five Points Youth Foundation Inc., Director at TRN International News and Facebook Ambassador at Globcal International Cooperative

Dr Paul Ruffin

Infrastructure and Business Development
35+ year IT professional with a background in business management, international trade and information sciences specializing in business development, database and telecommunications systems problems solving and integrating technology into current business practices in a cost effective and reliable way


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