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

Steve Blank

government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. The I-Corps Incubator Program.

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?”

3 Small Business Government Resources You’ve Probably Overlooked

YFS Magazine

Whether it’s funding opportunities or valuable business training, governments across the globe provide hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of free value to entrepreneurs willing to access them. Uncategorized business accelerator business counseling business incubators government contracts mentorship small business workshops

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.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

This insight has begun to change how we teach entrepreneurship, incubate startups and fund them. Who’s an entrepreneur? There are 5.7 So What?

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s one huge incubator for innovation and it’s a beautiful thing. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One.

Latvian-Norwegian Green incubator launched and taking in new startups


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):

Houston, We Have Acceleration

Startup Houston

There was collective heartbreak in Houston when the Federal Government announced the end of NASA as we know it. Events IncubatorsJohn E.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Look for More Than Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

The incubator organization can help you find them, or show you how to apply for a government grant. Early or embryonic stage.

Use Government to Grow Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With all you give to the government, wouldn''t it be nice to get something back? columnists share how government can help you grow.


White Tigers in the Chains of Fear

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I just finished reading a wonderful novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. It’s a brisk story told in first person by a young Indian entrepreneur.  I won’t say much more about the story, but it’s a good one, and deserving of the accolades and prizes its received. Perfect airplane reading, and, it has me [.].

Small Business and Startups: Where to Learn

crowdSPRING Blog

The institutes, the incubators, the accelerators. Here are a few resources, programs, and organizations that you can leverage. 1.  The networks.

How Silicon Valley Influences The UK’s University Spin-out Company Culture


For some examples of its influence, programming schools are springing up faster than ever in Vietnam with help from the government.

Can Will and Kate Innovate?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Politics & Government brand management british class system Creativity entrepreneurship incubators Kate Middleton Prince Charles Prince William Princess Diana royals as a brand royalty The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge The Independent the royal wedding Tracey Emin UK Will and Kate

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

This post is about the how the Chinese government engineered technology clusters. Technology Business Incubators (TBIs). Lessons Learned.

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Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

VC Cafe

More and more incubators are popping up, students are participating in business plan competitions, and actively look to get involved with startups.

Innovate Fund Raising for Start-ups Now!

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

But currently, the technique is hamstrung by government regulations. Receive services like standard docs from incubators and online platforms.

What the Government Can Do. And What It Can't.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Democrats call for the government to invest in particular industries, even individual firms. Why both parties could use a dose of myth-busting.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

Feeders include the government, universities, investors, mentors, service providers and large companies. Incubators and Accelerators.

Startup at Sea | A Start-Up Incubator That Floats |

Campus Entrepreneurship

That’s the idea behind Blueseed, which aims to create a visa-free, floating incubator for international entrepreneurs off the California coast near Silicon Valley. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.” via A Start-Up Incubator That Floats – Anarchists?

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. The NGA, an organization within the U.S.

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Incubators - hot or not?


WSJ India Chief Mentor has an interesting article on incubators being an important engine of growth of entrepreneurship. Incubators have been known before to have an adverse selection problem. Simply stated, if an entrepreneur has an option to either get cash investment or incubator support, what are they likely to choose.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

government that’s trying to help, but gets in the way. Government Funding: Tekes , Sitra , Finnvera , Finnish Investment Industry.

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation


Plans for more Singapore-based technology incubators. Singapore Innovation. ” Global Money Flow – From the West to Asia.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

Government. How Accelerators Are Different Than Incubators. Why Incubators Don’t Work. Reliance on Government. Entrepreneurs vs. Government. I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” Foreword.

How Important Are Industry Clusters To Startups?

Austin Startup

Cleantech Digital Enterprise Government austin Austin Technology Incubator economic+development innovation Michael Porter startups usiness+clusterIf I suggested a way for your clean energy startup to set-up shop near a bunch of companies involved in things like renewable technology and the smartgrid, what would you say?

Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

diplomats, government officials, and all other personnel at home and abroad. The U.S. Department of State is working on all of them. The U.S.

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

Steve Blank

Respond means, Invent, Invest, Incubate, Acquire or Partner. Read part one on the Evolution of Corporate R&D. are examples. Lessons Learned.

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

The Big Idea – Incubators – Accelerators – and Something New. Think of incubators as “shelter from the storm.”.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Meet Cash Flow Peaks

Startup Professionals Musings

This source is a major focus these days, due to government initiatives to incent research and development on alternative energy and other technologies.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

military and are now helping government agencies operate with the speed and urgency of Silicon Valley. John Kuhn , who works at BMNT Partners.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

Inside the zones were Torch Technology Business Incubators with startups licensed by the local governments.  Like the U.S.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

This source is a major focus these days, due to government initiatives to incent research and development on alternative energy and other technologies.

10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Join a startup incubator or accelerator. These are tough for a first-time entrepreneur. Trade equity or services for startup help.

Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Funding sources for this stage extend from grants to large private fund incubators, such as the IBM Watson initiative. Technology pilots.

Canada announces new startup visa program to attract entrepreneurs starting on April 1

The Next Web

The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is being pitched as “a powerful incentive to attract individuals with great potential.”

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting  Lean Methodologies. I’ve summarized my learnings  in this blog post , and here ,  here  and  here  and here  and put it together in the presentation here. —– Corporate Innovation Requires an Innovation Culture. Lessons Learned.

The Colorado PUC Trying to Shut Down UberDenver

Feld Thoughts

In yet another insane move by government against entrepreneurs and job creators, the Colorado PUC is proposing a new set of rules that would shut down Uber in Colorado. Government supporting powerful incubants (the taxi industry) that are threatened by disruptive innovators through regulation. And tell everyone you know.

Start-up Funding: Where to Start

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Government Grants Because this form of potential funding is generated by tax dollars, expect lots of rules governing who can apply.

Startup Phenomenon, November 13th-15th in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Startup Kitchens : Transformative accelerators, incubators, and mentorship programs. City governments : Why some are better than others at nurturing local startups. An event called Startup Phenomenon is happening In Boulder on 11/13 – 11/15. If you register to come , use the code “feldfriends” for $100 off the $995 price.