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An Alternative Model for Startup Incubation

Instigator Blog

In thinking about alternative models for startup acceleration or incubation, I can’t help but ask the question, “What if the incubator owned 80% instead of 20% and the people working on the startup owned 20% instead of 80%? The incubator takes 80% and the employees/entrepreneurs/founders-to-be take 20%.

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.

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.

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. Conclusion.

Incubators vs. Accelerators


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?

So You Want to Start a Startup Accelerator…

Instigator Blog

Startup Accelerators incubation startup accelerators year one labsEverywhere you turn there’s a new startup accelerator launching. Time will tell if that’s a good thing or not, but as I said in my last post, if you’re not doing it [an accelerator] to make money, you’re doing it wrong. Great! Who runs the accelerator?

Year One Labs Completes its Incubation Phase

Instigator Blog

Today we announced the completion of Year One Labs’s incubation phase. 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. I’ve been working on Year One Labs since April, 2010. It’s quite the gang!

Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. To wit: 1.

The $250,000 Funding Trap

Instigator Blog

This is more than typical accelerators/incubators but far less than $250,000, or even $100,000. One thing accelerators and incubators have done successfully is chip away at the early stage $250,000 funding rounds. This isn’t meant to be a pro-accelerator/incubator post per se. $250,000 is a lot of money. Maybe more.

2011 Thoughts

Leveraging Ideas

Also, I am really excited to now be formally involved with my good friends at Rocketfuel, where I’ll be serving as an EIR of sorts and helping incubate an as of yet undetermined startup :). Follow on rounds and talent shortages have me a bit worried and I think 2011 will be a challenging year for many for those two reasons.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

The Beginning of the Next Wave (2003 – 2011). How Accelerators Are Different Than Incubators. Why Incubators Don’t Work. I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” Foreword. Boulder As A Laboratory.

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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"Smell Like a Man" Agency Partners With Nike, Target & Coke on Tech Incubator


The project hopes to draw startups from a national pool of applicants. Sponsor. Is that enough support to make interesting things happen? Discuss.

Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

VC Cafe

Mobile web usage in Spain is high, at 20% of mobile phone users in 2011. billion invested in Q1 of 2011. A few numbers about Spain.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

This is the first of two posts about Finland and entrepreneurship. Thanks to Kristo Ovaska and team for the fabulous logistics!) The Helsinki Spring.

Australian Incubator StartMate Graduates Its First Class of Startups


StartMate , a new seed fund that has brought the Y Combinator-model of incubator program to Australia, has just graduated its first class of startups.

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

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Its pragmatic “virtual incubator&# approach : Sramana has spent years talking with entrepreneurs, capturing their stories.

Why your company should have a single email address

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

At the same time, I personally observed at the startup incubator of Telecom ParisTech the impact of one co-founder leaving his company after 18 months.

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Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2011!

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Angelica Perez , of , won the 2011 Top Latin@ 2011 Award, awarded by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media). A for Awesome.

The Startup Team

Steve Blank

As many teams as most startup incubators.). Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds. SEAL Team saying. Over the last 40 years Technology investors have learned that the success of startups are not just about the technology but “it’s about the team.”. Startup Team Lessons Learned. Get into the Class. Step One – Set a Bar.

APPNATION SF 2011 was fun

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Mobile incubator lab. As of late last week, I didn’t plan on doing anything this week. I saw a posting on the Women 2.0 Viola! Check!

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

Steve Blank

We made clear that this class wasn’t an incubator. For the past three months, we’ve run an experiment in teaching entrepreneurship. Mentors.

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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.

Marketing and The Bubble

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Rand Fishkin has a good post in response to my marketing posts over the past two days. More likely it guaranteed failure.

Startup Tools

Jason Reply jorge , on February 27, 2011 at 9:38 am said: wow. Reply jade , on February 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm said: Great compilation.

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


In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut.

9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in a Month

Both Sides of the Table

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Rinse & repeat. This benefits you, the entrepreneur. It takes options off of the table. 9 women.

Incubating a Company the Old-Fashioned Way

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before start-up incubators became an industry, I had the benefit of being “incubated” the old-fashioned way in Silicon Valley.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

Both Sides of the Table

But wait, does that make Launchpad LA an incubator now? There are at least 6 incubators now being set up in LA. History. For the past 2.5

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

This insight has begun to change how we teach entrepreneurship, incubate startups and fund them. 1) They sure killed a ton of trees. So What?


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've wanted to start an incubator in Lancaster for a long time. But I think it would be pretty cool. Sounds pretty fulfilling to me. Heading up to NY for the day tomorrow.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups


Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

Where Are the Worst Talent Shortages?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tech incubators and accelerator programs kept popping up. The year flew by mostly because it was a very, very busy one. link]. Ads by Pheedo

Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral

K9 Ventures

Incubators and Accelerators : Incubators and accelerators have to a large extent replaced the funding from friends and family. Angel.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table

I commented that many young entrepreneurs I talk to these days have a desire to “go plural&# and create an incubator. Overture (

Venture Geeks Launches New Startup Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv

VC Cafe

GeekMedia, the company behind the Israeli blog NewsGeek (Hebrew) has launched VentureGeeks , a new incubator program in Israel, which will provide seed funding and mentorship to Israeli startups. The Tel-Aviv based incubator is meant to serve as an accelerator program for startups, following the model of US based Y Combinator.

9 Tips for Raising Startup Funds on AngelList

November 1, 2011 by Joshua Baer. Joshua Baer is the co-founder and CEO of Otherinbox , a prolific angel investor and the director of Capital Factory , Austin’s seed-stage incubator. Here are some tips… November 1, 2011 16:54:48. November 1, 2011 19:55:36. November 1, 2011 22:26:46. Trending Stories. xstartup.”

Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

Startup Incubators. Sometimes you can get services for equity in incubators. That said, a few articles list venture firms are: Top Venture Capital Firms of 2011 Based on Deal Activity (Q1 2011) , The Top 10 VC Firms, According To InvestorRank , Top 14 Venture Capital Firms. They want it invested in the technology.


Winter is coming

Startup Lessons Learned

I expect that a shocking number of the current crop of incubators, accelerators, and other startup-support programs will suddenly disappear. It doesn't matter if you call it a boom or a bubble. The startup business moves in cycles, and what goes up will eventually come down. We're in summer. George R. Martin would call them summer's children.

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Adopt the New Startup Model: Nail It Then Scale It

Startup Professionals Musings

and leading incubators such as Y Combinator , are already on this one. Nail the solution. Nail the go-to-market strategy. Scale it.