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Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

This is where incubators come in. Incubators were designed to fill the gap between knowledge and connections. Where do we go?”

Some Entrepreneurs Get Big Value From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA), there are currently over 1,900 members in over 60 nations. billion.

An Alternative Model for Startup Incubation

Instigator Blog

But even Year One Labs only takes 20%, and we only invested in 5 companies, and we don’t follow-on, so we get diluted just like founders do as they take on more financing. Here’s how this could work: The incubator recruits talented people who may have the potential of becoming founders, but aren’t required to do so.

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

YoungUpstarts

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

How Does a Startup Incubator Really Help You?

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA) , there are currently over 1250 incubators today in the US alone.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

always thought that when I used the “founders as artists” analogy, the “artists” I was describing were painters, writers, sculptors and composers.

Accelerator vs. Incubator: What’s the Difference?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you’re interested in getting your start-up into an accelerator or incubator there’s no shortage of options.

Capital Factory Partners with Dublin Incubator at SXSW

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Cian O’Cuilleanain, co-founder of Gravity Centres in Dublin, fell in love with SXSW three years ago when he first attended Interactive. went back home and started pitching Austin all […] The post Capital Factory Partners with Dublin Incubator at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

How to Evaluate an Offer from a Startup Incubator

The Startup Lawyer

Great news — your startup just got accepted to an incubator! But before your startup signs up and cashes that $[XX,000] check, your startup’s co-founders should sit down and evaluate the incubator’s offer. Pre-money valuations startups receive from incubators are typically low…really low.

What Founders Face On Pitch Day To Qualify For Startmate, Australia’s Premier Startup Incubator Program

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In episode #9 of Everything Entrepreneurship , Walter talks about his experiences along with his startup partner Brett Geoghegan during a five hour long “pitch day” as a finalist to enter the Startmate incubator program in Sydney. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes.

New Incubator Focuses on Female Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tech incubators, such as Y Combinator and TechStars, graduate astonishingly low rates of woman-run companies. Issie Lapowsky spoke with Hoey.

Incubators vs. Accelerators

StartupCFO

As I scanned through the launch  coverage I noticed many references to the program being an “incubator&#. There is a big difference between incubators and accelerators both in terms of experience and results (returns). When I first got into tech startups in the late nineties incubators were all the rage. The others?

Investors Love Top Startup Incubator Graduates

Startup Professionals Musings

Business incubators for sharing services were all the rage back in the days of the dot-com bubble (700 for profit, many more non-profit).

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.

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

Gust

With startup growth up 61% since 2014 and more investment programs emerging, it can be overwhelming for founders to know just where to jump in.

The Startup Factories, How Incubators Are Shaping Entrepreneurs [Report]

VC Cafe

Startup incubators have grown in double digits in the last couple of years. NESTA Report - Founders guide to European accelerator programmes.

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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Why Vertical Incubators Are More Interesting to Investors

Hunter Walker

According to AngelList there are 1,530 organizations listed as “ incubators.” Whether you want to call them incubators, accelerators or any other name, the template is pretty similar: fixed amount of time inside the program in exchange for equity (and sometimes a cash investment). Many (the majority?)

Incubator Focuses on Founders First, Then Companies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some incubators and accelerators focus on creating great companies. How does that differ from other accelerator and incubator programs?

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

ReadWriteStart

The cheerleading stops, venture funding never materializes and the founders go back to writing code for a living. NestGSV is trying to fix that.

New York City Accelerators, Incubators, and Coworking Spaces

Mark Birch

So without further ado, here is the Official NYC Accelerators, Incubators, Coworking 2.0 DMC Advanced Biotechnology Incubator - [link].

Bill Gross IdeaLabs a different kind of incubator

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Bill started IdeaLabs in 1996 , long before the idea of startup incubators was popular. Bill has started 75 companies, and wants to start more.

How to Incubate a Company From Start to Finish

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Incubating a company is one of the most interesting things that I do as a venture capitalist. It was just a better way of doing business.

Year One Labs Completes its Incubation Phase

Instigator Blog

Today we announced the completion of Year One Labs’s incubation phase. I’ve been working on Year One Labs since April, 2010. We wanted to see if we could create value at the earliest stages of startup incubation, find a group of entrepreneurs we wanted to work with, and help build great companies. It’s quite the gang!

[Seoul] Serviced Office Cum Business Incubator WAHA Offices Opens New Location

YoungUpstarts

In the News business incubator Korea Seoul service office Singapore virtual office WAHA Offices

What makes a good incubator? UBI Ranks the world's university-associated programs

ArcticStartup

The first factor is what kind of economic impact the incubator has on the local ecosystem. Have you been through an incubator?

Is Wall Street the Best Start-Up Incubator?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Five former investment bankers explain how their experience at big banks helped them become better entrepreneurs. They are certainly well prepared.

Detroit's Green Garage: Not Your Average Start-Up Incubator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This incubator aims to cultivate start-ups' business ideas carefully. and for as long as it takes. “They need to have an elevator pitch.

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

ReadWriteStart

The cheerleading stops, venture funding never materializes and the founders go back to writing code for a living. NestGSV is trying to fix that.

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Startup Professionals Musings

Get help with grant funding and incubator resources. Attract a co-founder and key team members.

Incubators

charliecrystle.com

Someone recently posed the question to me of whether I'd apply to be in an incubator given my experience--likely wouldn't want to hang with 25 year-olds. I'd get to work on my stuff and have my co-founder funded, plus I'd get to help other startups if they wanted the help. I've wanted to start an incubator in Lancaster for a long time.

Raising funding as a first-time founder

joel.is

Unfortunately for us first time founders, we don’t have the track record which we very much need in order to close funding without traction.

The Only Incubator That Lets You Choose Who Gets Funded

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think you''re smarter than a VC? Village Capital lets the entrepreneurs decide who gets funding. It''s a plan so crazy, it just might work.

The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders

Hunter Walker

One of the things I like least about seed stage venture is the compressed amount of time to get to know a new founder during fundraising. One question which matters to me is the “ why ” of your startups, especially as it relates to your longevity as a founder. ” Whoa, 10 years? Yeah 10 years is a long time.

Seed is the new Series A, but who’s supporting founders pre-launch?

The Equity Kicker

Seed Round: The funding necessary to get product traction. — A Round: The funding necessary to scale your product. — B Round: The funding necessary to get founder liquidity, build groovy headquarters, and make competitors give up (or not start in the first place). think this leaves a massive opportunity to support founders who are pre-launch.

Latvian-Norwegian Green incubator launched and taking in new startups

ArcticStartup

This July Green Innovation Incubation Centre (GIIC) was launched in Riga. In total, 21 ideas were admitted to the first batch this July. enko (?ekava):

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Ron Conway , of SV Angels, and Reid Hoffman , LinkedIn's founder, are names often mentioned in this category. Startup incubator seed funding.

How to Maximize the Value of Mentors in Accelerators

Instigator Blog

The questioning (negative) press about startup accelerators and incubators isn’t going to stop. But a lot of the press and blog posts we’ll see about accelerators and incubators will be very meaningful and important. One of the most important things we did was encourage founders to reach out to mentors directly.

A First-Time Founder's Guide to Fundraising

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At a recent event, financial consultant Sirk Roh addressed the questions of several founders who are in the early stages of raising money.

Meet the Uber Driver Who Built a $2 Billion Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Paul English was a co-founder of Kayak.com and ran a $20 million incubator in Boston. So why's he driving for UberX