An Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty member has received the National Business Incubation Association's Award for Lifetime Achievement. Mark Long is the former chief executive officer of the IU Research and Technology Corp. and has held executive positions with several bioscience companies.

July 11, 2014

News Release

Bloomington, Ind. — The National Business Incubation Association has presented its 2014 President's Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mark S. Long, a faculty member in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Long, a member of the association since 2002 and a current member of its board of directors, is a senior lecturer at the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Kelley School at IU Bloomington. He also is president of Long Performance Advisors LLC, a global business consulting firm specializing in business incubation, entrepreneurial client management, education and marketing.

From 2002 to 2008, he was president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., where he directed the IU Emerging Technologies Center and the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute.

Long is the author of “Putting It in Writing” and is working on two additional books for the National Business Incubation Association Resource Library. He is also active on the board's Listserv and sits on several committees for the board.

The NBIA President's Award for Lifetime Achievement, first presented in 2010, honors individual members for lifetime achievement in the business incubation industry. Award recipients are recognized for their excellence and success in business incubation and for having a significant impact on the industry.

“Mark is an outstanding contributor to the incubation industry and has a long-standing reputation as a mentor to entrepreneurs and innovators in assisting and helping them build technology-based businesses,” board chairman Karl R. LaPan said. “Everywhere I travel it is quite typical to hear from people, 'Mark Long helped me with that.'”

“It is gratifying to receive the NBIA President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement,” Long said. “I have been privileged to be involved with the association for 12 years and to be associated with so many outstanding members and partners both in the U.S. and abroad who are on the forefront of entrepreneurship.”

Long has more than 35 years of experience in the biosciences and biomedical industry. He held management positions at Coulter Corp., Baxter Healthcare and Sigma-Aldrich and was director of technology operations for technology transfer at Washington University in St. Louis.

About the National Business Incubation Association

The National Business Incubation Association is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship, with 930 organizations and 2,200 professional members in the U.S. and around the globe. Since 1985, the association has provided industry professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies. Its business incubation programs catalyze the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their ventures successful. The association estimates that, in 2011 alone, North American incubators assisted approximately 49,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for nearly 200,000 workers and generated annual revenue of nearly $15 billion.

Source: Indiana University

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