Asset-Based Community Development Institute

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is located at the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern University. ABCD has a staff of three individuals, including the founders, John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann. The following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members as well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD Read more about Asset-Based Community Development Institute[…]

Los Angeles Green Festival

Green Festival is back for our 6th year in Los Angeles.  Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle!  Kids 16 and under are free. Seniors Read more about Los Angeles Green Festival[…]


Global Business Development Architects (GBDA) and the Pilot Business Corporation (PBC) is GBI’s innovative apprenticeship (hands on experience) project for young men and women at CSULB.. Innovation, Creativity and Capital, IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) was founded in 1977 as a “think and do” tank to test the belief of Read more about GBDA and PBC[…]

Global Business Incubation (GBI)

Global Business Incubation (GBI) is a non-profit research development organization “think and do tank” that catalyzes the business development process of launching an idea, a business and a community through growing cooperative business incubator cluster models that grow companies and an IC2 Global Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.. GBI’s innovative model business Read more about Global Business Incubation (GBI)[…]

Why participate in accelerating innovative business startups for American military veterans?

Millions of highly trained, committed, passionate and loyal military veterans, both men and women, with innovative ideas are seeking business startup opportunities to thrive, prosper and become productive members of our communities. Public and private sectors are collaborating at an unprecedented level to accelerate the pace of innovation to keep this Nation strong and competitive Read more about Why participate in accelerating innovative business startups for American military veterans?[…]

Emerald Veterans Business Summit

Global Business Incubation is a nonprofit that grows and develops urban enterprises through business incubation and cooperative strategies. We have attracted millions in venture capital to 50 new media companies located in our Downtown L.A. business incubator, creating hundreds of jobs. We are now committed to incubating military veterans and under-served communities. With 1.3 million Veterans Read more about Emerald Veterans Business Summit[…]

Film to Empower Veterans

We are raising $50,000 to make a powerful scenario film that showcases GBI’s virtual business incubation model, a viable infrastructure that will help veteran entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed…And help revamp under-served communities and create needed jobs.