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. You have a great idea and a strong business plan, and an incubator is just the partner you need at this stage. Does the incubator have the right offerings for your business?

Accelerator vs. Incubator: What’s the Difference?

Inc Startups

If you’re interested in getting your start-up into an accelerator or incubator there’s no shortage of options. An incubator, on the other hand, brings in an external management team to manage an idea that was developed internally. Want to get your idea incubated?

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The Most Innovative Cities in America

Inc Startups

Biotech Boom: Philadelphia''s University City Science Center, a science startup incubator, has also helped fuel the local biotech industry. Meet the 20 American cities that received the most patents in the last century. Plus, a look at the metro areas that dominate the most patent categories.

America's Coolest College Start-ups

Inc Startups

s 2013 roster of the 12 most promising dorm-room incubated ventures, and the tech-savvy, app-happy, socially conscious undergrads who back them. s 2013 roster of the 12 most promising dorm-room incubated ventures, and the tech-savvy, app-happy, socially-conscious undergrads who back them.

3 College-Town Incubators to Watch

Inc Startups

America''s college towns are perfect spots for fresh ideas and innovation. Here are three incubators to watch. It shouldn''t be surprising that 32 percent of all business incubators in North America have ties to a university.

Startup America

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

On Monday the White House announced the Startup America Partnership. Startup America is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout America. Startup America is the capstone of a sea change that has been taking place.

5 Tips On Becoming An Entrepreneur After Corporate America

YoungUpstarts

There are plenty of reasons why more people don’t take the plunge from Corporate America to entrepreneurship. And also, there’s a growing number of seed funds, angel investment groups or incubators who are focused on funding early stage entrepreneurs.

A Start-up to Create 23 Million Jobs in America?

Inc Startups

We have 20 advisory board members and consultants which include former members of NASDAQ, The Boston Stock Exchange, The Toronto Venture Exchange and leading venture funds and business incubators.

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Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

VC Cafe

With over 1,300 registrants, about 30 speakers and 20 startups from Latin America competing on a €100K Euros prize, it’s one of the biggest entrepreneurship events of the year. There’s an opportunity for incubators/micro seed funds to support the market.

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

500 Hats

Middle America vs Silicon Valley, OpenID, & Single Sign-on Top 5 reasons PR doesnt work (for Geeks) VCs & Tech Lawyers: INNOVATE, AUTOMATE, SIMPLIFY. The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration.

Incubator Focuses on Founders First, Then Companies

Inc Startups

Some incubators and accelerators focus on creating great companies. How does that differ from other accelerator and incubator programs? founder Nicolette Omoile is currently a Teach For America fellow in Brooklyn.

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

Inc Startups

The 2012 class of our annual America's Coolest College Start-ups are fresh, innovative, founded with a social mission, and may very-well be the next Google or Facebook. and South America.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Latin and Central America

ReadWriteStart

For this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we turned the spotlight on Latin and Central America. Entrepreneurs from Latin and Central America were given first priority to pitch their businesses at today's roundtable co-hosted by Innova Tiquicia and Startup Weekend Costa Rica.

Does America Have the Best Start-Up Culture?

Inc Startups

America might have its share of problems, but it''s a great country for entrepreneurs. Here''s how the America makes, or misses, the mark in each category. What the U.S.

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

That’s bad news not just for Silicon Valley, and those folks squeaking by, but for innovation in America in general. It’s one huge incubator for innovation and it’s a beautiful thing. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One.

Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 (Hong Kong.

500 Hats

Middle America vs Silicon Valley, OpenID, & Single Sign-on Top 5 reasons PR doesnt work (for Geeks) VCs & Tech Lawyers: INNOVATE, AUTOMATE, SIMPLIFY. The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration.

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

A partnership of Startup Weekend , Startup America , TechStars and Udacity , Startup Weekend Next brings four weeks of amazing hands-on training learning to build your startup to cities around the world. The Big Idea – Incubators – Accelerators – and Something New.

Video Of The Week: A Lunchtime Talk In Larkin Square, Buffalo

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I started out on Tuesday in Buffalo, NY, the location of my first venture capital investment, Upgrade Corporation of America. Q&A With Fred Wilson and Eric Reich – Aug 2014 from Z80 Labs Technology Incubator on Vimeo.

I’m Speaking at IBM’s Smart Camp on May 18, 2011

entrepreMusings

I just got back from a conference put on by one of the Austin Technology Incubators funders, the Economic Development Agency, held in Albuquerque. I recently wrote on the Austin Technology Incubator blog about an upcoming panel I’m speaking on at IBM’s SmartCamp here in Austin, Texas. Scott Case, CEO of Startup America , will speak about Startup America and share his views for the Austin entrepreneurial community.

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the latest Kaufman Startup Activity Index , entrepreneurs are making an unprecedented comeback in America, with data showing the largest year-over-year increase in two decades. Startup incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere.

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Personalization Remains An Open Problem

VentureWoods

In fact, at a time when we’re facing severe youth unemployment in America and Europe, and the emerging markets are just starting to build their entrepreneurship eco-systems, we really need to think deeply on how more and more young people can be efficiently, rapidly and cost-effectively be trained in entrepreneurship. I want to start today’s recap with a prayer for Steve Jobs. I just wrote a post on my blog saying, Apple Doesn’t Need Steve Jobs; Tech Industry Does.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

Steve Blank

I remind my students that I’m teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator. Hershey plans to operate Krave as a standalone business within its Hershey North America division.

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Start-ups? We need more finish-ups

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

StartupAmerica is a great new program to encourage more entrepreneurship in America. There are startup incubators sprouting up everywhere, and venture capital is plentiful. Programs like Ycombinator, TechStars, Stanford Startup Labs, and other incubators greatly increase the chances of success. . Failure is Experienc e - When I travel the world speaking to entrepreneurs I tell them that in America we don't use the word "failure", we call it experience.

How To Prepare For The Entrepreneur Life You Want

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find these just-in-time, including community and university startup incubators, accelerators, and advisors. One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?”

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

Steve Blank

Department of State manages America’s relationships with 180 foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries with 270 embassies, consulates, and other posts. Hacking for Diplomacy is not a product incubator for a specific technology solution.

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Obama, Kill This Startup Now!

Texas Startup Blog

current regulations by building vessels that would float in international waters near Silicon Valley and serve as technology incubators for entrepreneurs who can’t get visas to do business in the U.S.”

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Today if college students want to give back to their country they think of Teach for America , the Peace Corps , or Americorps or perhaps the US Digital Service or the GSA’s 18F. We just finished our second Hacking for Defense class at Stanford.

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Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Ycombinator is the largest and most successful startup incubator in history, and it was started right here in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Startup incubators and accelerators are everywhere today, but were relatively unknown when Ycombinator started 10 years ago.

6 Ways To Start Learning For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find these just-in-time, including community and university startup incubators, accelerators, and advisors. One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?”

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

Steve Blank

Department of State manages America’s relationships with 180 foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries with 270 embassies, consulates, and other posts. Hacking for Diplomacy is not a product incubator for a specific technology solution.

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How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Vasu says that Voziq was able to reach this goal by utilizing oDesk and other freelance contractors outside of North America, where they were able to obtain quality work for a relatively lower cost. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra.

Microsoft’s Bing Fund will give online startups cash, advice, and discounts

venturebeat.com

The Bing Fund, Microsoft’s newest incubator, to be headed by VoodooPC founder Rahul Sood. After playing coy and dropping hints for weeks, Microsoft has finally announced its newest incubator, the Bing Fund. Topics: accelerators , Bing , Bing Fund , incubators.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Today if college students want to give back to their country they think of Teach for America , the Peace Corps , or Americorps or perhaps the US Digital Service or the GSA’s 18F. Note: If you’re viewing this post on the website WordPress autoplays all the videos simultaneously.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere – Show No. 16: Wayne Sutton and Dave Kashen

Steve Blank

Looking to create their accelerator/incubator, Wayne and seven other founders rented a Silicon Valley house together one summer. …By creating the BUILDUP VC incubator and accelerator … we’re got into the business of providing education and access.

FuturePerfect Ventures: A 2015 Recap

thebarefootvc

As head of technology investments at the Partnership Fund from NYC 2007-2010 I collaborated with Partnership management, the Bloomberg administration, and NYC Economic Development Corporation to launch several initiatives, including a seed fund, incubator space, and the Fintech Innovation Lab. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. . This is one of my life’s mantras. Words are not enough – action is what matters. .

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea

Inc Startups

What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. Not least, they provide an awe-inspiring window onto America’s physical and cultural diversity. Spaces like KANEKO popped up in cities all across America.

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Number of Coworking Spaces Has Skyrocketed in the U.S.

Inc Startups

According to a report from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association , reported on recently in the Boston Business Journal , the number of coworking spaces in America has gone from one to 781 since 2005. In 2005, the U.S. boasted precisely one coworking space.

How to Make $400 Million in 10 Years

Inc Startups

5 ways to infuse your business with entrepreneurial spirit and encourage explosive growth, from Chattanooga incubator Lamp Post Group. The founders of Lamp Post Group weren't content with the success of their initial venture, logistics company Access America Transport.

StartupTexas – Houston Happy Hour May 31st

Startup Houston

Startup Texas is our region’s lifeline to the Startup America Partnership ( [link] ). We unite resources and provide entrepreneurs with: · EXPERTISE: Connections to mentors, advisors, accelerators, and incubators. Come celebrate the arrival of Startup Texas at a happy hour for the startup community! StartupTexas Houston Happy Hour. May 31st 2012. 5pm-8pm. Berryhill Baja Grill. 1717 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 [ map ].

SparkLabs Unveils $30 Million Seed Fund

Inc Startups

The incubator is going global to nurture start-ups, most notably in Israel, Germany, and Sweden. Now the incubator is expanding that mission to include funding companies in Israel, Sweden, Germany, China, and even Southeast Asia.