Speaker Event

Meet Barb Ewing of Youngstown Business Incubator

March 19, 2021 9:00 AM


10:30 am

Meet Barb Ewing of Youngstown Business Incubator




About Youngstown Business Incubator

Our mission is to facilitate the creation of high-value businesses through collaborative partnerships that promote innovative technologies and long-term, sustainable employment opportunities, with a focus on information technology and advanced manufacturing.

YBI consists of five historic buildings in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, that have been renovated and reimagined to inspire a new generation of innovative tech and additive manufacturing businesses.

The Youngstown Business Incubator leverages its entrepreneurial expertise and resource network to meaningfully impact technology-based economic development and community wealth.

About Barb Ewing

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Ewing is CEO for the Youngstown Business Incubator, an economic development catalyst that supports technology startups, small business development and the adoption of advanced manufacturing in northeast Ohio.  Ewing was instrumental in bringing America Makes, the national accelerator for AM, to Youngstown in 2012, and led their development of a 65,000 sf facility focused on high end AM equipment and companies. Under her leadership, YBI has also developed a suite of services to support manufacturers in the adoption of AM in areas like metal casting, low volume tooling and direct part production. She is one of the founding partners of the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster. YBI is part of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Services Network, supporting digital and addictive manufacturing startups across the 21 counties of northeast Ohio.  In 2017, YBI was established as the Minority Business Assistance Center in the region and has since grown its staff to 4full and part time counselors who work with minority, veteran, women, and youth-owned businesses.

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