Measure Your IMPACT
The IMPACT Index is a survey about the economic impact of incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces and entrepreneurship centers in communities across the United StatesThis work was prepared by InBIA and UCF using Federal funds under award ED16HDQ3120001 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The IMPACT Index Survey is officially open!
As a valued member in your region's entrepreneurial community, we would like to invite you to participate in a survey about the economic impact of incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces and entrepreneurship centers in communities across the United States.
Completing the IMPACT survey will aid us in identifying important trends and models that can enable entrepreneurial ecosystems. Survey responses will be utilized to create a database that generates tracking of performance metrics across comparable programs.
Comparatively benchmark your center’s performance across a broad range of program models, performance metrics and demographics.
Develop custom performance reports for your investors and stakeholders based on a robust national dataset.
Incorporate validated impact data in your marketing campaigns and proposals.
Identify Industry Trends
Discover new models and trends in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
About the IMPACT Index Survey
You can contribute to the IMPACT Index dataset by providing economic performance metrics for your entrepreneurship center. You will then have the opportunity to access this dataset, allowing you to create personalized benchmark reports highlighting the strengths of your program.
The IMPACT Index will also be a resource for community leaders to identify high-impact programs as well as entrepreneurial demographics and economic trends that are unique to their regions
*All personal identifiers will be confidential. The dataset will be made available through a public database.
Because the IMPACT Index is a third-party validation resource, you will have the opportunity to:
- Contribute to the entrepreneurial community
- Improve program development
- Establish best practices
- Provide metrics for marketing your program
- Obtain funding and sponsorships
- Highlight your economic impact on the community
Instructions & Guide
IMPACT Index Survey Guide & 2016 Fiscal Year Instructions - Download
Please download and follow these instructions when taking the IMPACT Index survey to ensure accurate and valid data is entered.
Program Specific Support
Need help completing the survey?
Choose the support document that most closely matches your organization for tips on document collection and which sections of the survey are relevant to your program.