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Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

Your business might need a safe place to come out of its shell. This is where incubators come in. “I don’t have a business yet.

Finding The Right Incubator For Your Business: The Three Most Important Questions To Ask


So you’ve decided to enlist a technology incubator to help your new business get off the ground. Not all incubators are the same.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

They launched an incubator for the top scientists and engineers in the U.S. The I-Corps Incubator Program. This week we saw the results.

Why Companies are Not Startups

Steve Blank

The corollary for an enterprise is: A company is a permanent organization designed to execute a repeatable and scalable business model.

Turn Your Company Into an Innovation Incubator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how to create a source of profitable business ventures that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, this approach often stifles innovation.

Ricky's Subversive Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kenig sought to build on his father''s business strategy of selling everyday basics, like mouthwash, along with pharmaceuticals.

5 Ways to Vet an Incubator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. and Europe as reported by U.K.

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Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

When the teams exited the bootcamp, however, it was unclear which existing business unit should evaluate them. Read it first. Epilogue.

Episode 8: Charlie’s Bcast Email, Startup Incubators, and 10 Reasons Why Startups Fail | The Bcast

Up and Running

Peter and Jonathan discuss startup incubators, and our guest Caroline talks to us about the “F” word and 10 reasons why startups fail.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

Business Angels: FiBAn , Sitra. It’s hard enough to pick which existing companies with known business models to aid.

A New Way to Teach Entrepreneurship – The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford: Class 1

Steve Blank

We were positing that 20 years of teaching “how to write a business plan” might be obsolete. Startups, What if I was wrong? The First Class.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Free is Not a Business Model


Please remember, free is not a business model. MyStream. Richard is currently charging $1.99 for the app and has 30,000 customers.

Sustainable business models the driving force in Oslo's Social Entrepreneurship scene


To me it's meant people who mean well, but I also associate it with misguided business models (as if other entrepreneurs have it all figured out).

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Startups are in fact only temporary organizations, organized to   search –not execute–for a scalable and repeatable business model.

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Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

For policy makers, the first order of business is to methodically think through which of these entrepreneurial paths they want to help and grow.

Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation


This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M


The smart home business is still in the very early stages in India, and it will take some time before Evolutech ramps up. Sponsor. GeoInvenio.

Nokia as “He Who Must Not Be Named” and the Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

Toxic Business Press and Contradictory Government Incentives. Unique to Finland with its strong cultural emphasis on equality and the redistribution of wealth is a business press that doesn’t understand startups and is overtly hostile to their success. Startup incubators, business angels and VCs are starting to emerge.

So You Want to Start a Startup Accelerator…

Instigator Blog

certainly don’t have a monopoly on the truth, and furthermore, the jury is out on the entire accelerator model ; none of them have been around long enough to really know what’s going to happen and how to create long-term, sustainable value. Startup Accelerators incubation startup accelerators year one labsGreat!

Democratizing entrepreneurship education: Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program

Grade A Entrepreneurs

It’s a truism to say that the Internet has created a business environment that is both global and hyper-local. Entrepreneur Journeys v.3:

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation.

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

Interview with Sramana Mitra on 1M/1M Program

Life Beyond Code

And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0, a distributed, democratic model of capitalism. SM: Every incubator you look at takes pride in how exclusive they are. Consequently, they are able to make decisions about their businesses in more astute and sophisticated ways. 1M/1M Program has a bold mission.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

Horizon 1 are mature businesses. Horizon 2 are rapidly growing businesses. Horizon 3 are emerging businesses. Here’s how. Oh no!

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M and Incubators - What We Have Learned


During today's roundtable, we worked with two entrepreneurs and also had a segment on our yearlong engagement with incubators around the world. | David Shen's Blogs | Incubators Should Force Their.


The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Incubators Should Force Their Startups to Get Paying Customers. originally titled, "Forcing Incubator Companies to Get Paying Customers".changed Every other incubator program does similarly to its crop of startups. Archives.

Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

We now have the tools, technology and data to take incubators and accelerators to the next level. We think we can do better. Here’s how.

You’ve graduated from the incubator cocoon… now what?

The Next Web

In life out of the incubator or accelerator bubble, why do most of these bright start-ups fail? But what about the remaining 99%? Think big.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

language corporate innovation groups can use to communicate to business units and finance. —-. Or watch the video here.). Medical Devices.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Steve Blank

Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Read How do you staff it?

The Right Business Model for Your Startup

Startup Marketing Blog

Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 Apr 2nd 09 The Right Business Model for Your Startup The right business model is critical to sustainably drive scalable adoption of your startup’s product or service.  Your two primary customer groups have opposing needs. 

A Crash Course In Startup Labs: What Every Tech Entrepreneur Needs To Know


Right now, Silicon Valley has a highly creative pool of talent, but there is a blaringly obvious missing link between creativity and business.

What Is A Startup

Mark Birch

Recently, the question of what makes a business a startup versus a small business came up.

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

By Jim Flowers A few months ago, Marty invited me to comment on business incubation and what a startup company ought to expect from an incubator.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. are examples.

Learning Through Reflection

Steve Blank

using the business model canvas as the framework. in order to validate/invalidate their business model hypotheses.

Impact Investing in India – three trends worth noting


Ecosystem Entrepreneur Incubator india innovation venture capital Recently, impact investing in India has been taking center stage in the news.

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7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Business accelerator funding. Startup incubator seed funding. Yet, knowing this distinction is important. seed-stage “super angel.”

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

Most common is when startups do find a repeatable and scalable business model they hire people to execute the successful business model.