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

VC Cafe

Startup incubators have grown in double digits in the last couple of years. Each incubator promises to provide startups with mentorship, support and a smoother ride to funding.

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. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made 2,000 customer calls in 8 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. The I-Corps Incubator Program. Over the last two months the U.S.

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Katie Rae and the Engine at MIT

David Cohen

Everyone who knows Katie Rae at Techstars is thrilled that she’s taken a lead role with The Engine at MIT, a new venture fund and incubator space there. Katie was the Managing Director at Techstars for our Boston program from 2010 to 2014. She epitomizes “give first” and cares deeply about the founders she works with as well as developing the Boston ecosystem.

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


To help foster this innovation, many colleges and universities have opened business incubators, helping students and others in their community to help make their innovative dreams a reality. Boston University Business Incubation. Engineering Translational Technology Center.

WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News WP Engine, founded in 2010 at Capital Factory, has 150 employees in Austin and it’s hiring. And WP Engine has just opened a San Antonio office at Geekdom, a technology incubator and coworking […] The post WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Austin Wordpress hosting WP Engine

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. Startup Incubators – (2:13). Read also: Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak.

Turn Your Company Into an Innovation Incubator

Inc Startups

In order to strike this balance, we are building a team that is both driven to create results and driven to incubate new businesses. The feedback loop will become your innovation engine by creating more ideas and improving your chances of success.

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Often I’m asked by startup CEO’s about how to best build an engineering team. The VP Engineering aspires to manage teams. About Me.

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Incubator Funding Documents Should Be Easy

The Startup Lawyer

Other times complexity can be chalked up to “deal over-engineering.” ” Some incubators are guilty […]. Documents in the startup ecosystem evolve. For example, convertible note documents are more complex now compared to 5 years ago (e.g., price caps and price cap regulators). Most of the evolution has to do with real-world experiences of investors and startups. Startup Issues

AppDirect’s Developer Incubator aims to help engineers become entrepreneurs through apprenticeship

The Next Web

AppDirect , the cloud-based services marketplace company, has set up a Developer Incubator program in order to help it staff up, but also to give engineers an opportunity to get some entrepreneurial experience without risking their paycheck. Open to any engineer.


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. IdeaLab Infrastructure - Everything you need to start and build a company; Engineering, Designers, HR, Recruiters, Finance, Legal, PR, office admin, photo/video services, etc.

5 Ways to Vet an Incubator

Inc Startups

Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. Simply put: there are a ton of incubators and accelerators to which you can apply.

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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. The same applies to Malaysia, where our partner, the MAD Incubator, is in search of 10 good deals to put through the 1M/1M program.

Yan Engines Closes on $2 million in Funding


Yan Engines, a recent graduate of the Austin Technology Incubator, has closed on $2 million in funding. The company has also developed a fuel efficient car engine and landed a contract to create a truck engine for the U.S. Yan Engines recently graduated from ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator. The company also works closely with […] The post Yan Engines Closes on $2 million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

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. This is an interesting trend we're seeing as we connect with incubators around the world.

Latvian-Norwegian Green incubator launched and taking in new startups


This July Green Innovation Incubation Centre (GIIC) was launched in Riga. With their second admission contest still running till Monday , I have visited the incubator on Pulka street 3 and peeked into the daily life of their first batch.

A New Campus for Budding Engineers and Entrepreneurs in New York

Inc Startups

Construction on the Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell''s graduate engineering school, which includes space for corporate offices and a tech incubator, will start early next year.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs, Angels, Incubators, Accelerators - What Are You Doing With Your Rejects?


I recently wrote a blog post that I believe is worth pointing out in the context of the strategy roundtables: VCs, Angels, Incubators, Accelerators - What Are You Doing With Your Rejects? I'd like to hear from venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators, and accelerators on this topic.

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. The 1M/1M team has invested significant resources to engage with and understand the challenges of the Incubator industry around the globe.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Techy types, particularly engineers, tend to be introverts. Incubation needs to happen if you want breakthrough ideas. Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Announces Partnership With MAD Incubator, Malaysia


At this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we announced a very important partnership with MAD Incubator, Malaysia for entrepreneurship development in the region. This, we believe, will create a strong downstream deal flow for all of you - incubators, angel investors, and VCs. | David Shen's Blogs | Incubators Should Force Their.


Incubators Should Force Their Startups to Get Paying Customers. originally titled, "Forcing Incubator Companies to Get Paying Customers".changed It was a graduate level class which was the first incubator class offered by the design school (a.k.a. whereas the "b school" (business school) and the "e school" (engineering school) both already had entrepreneurship classes involving creating new businesses. How would this be implemented with an incubator program?

Houston, We Have Acceleration

Startup Houston

When they cancelled the Space Shuttle program and the Constellation program , it left a hole in our identity, and a lot of unemployed engineers south of town. Events IncubatorsThere was collective heartbreak in Houston when the Federal Government announced the end of NASA as we know it.

Springboard 2.0 - the accidental incubator grows up

Business of Software Blog

We called it the accidental incubator – we’d offered free desk space to a handful of interesting people and we figured that we might as well formalise it into an incubator. Jon Bradford , who ran the Difference Engine incubator in the North East, is running it now. Last year, Red Gate ran Springboard.

Imagine K12 Launches a New Incubator for Ed-Tech Startups


A new incubator program, Imagine K12 , launched today in Palo Alto aimed specifically at building entrepreneurship in the education space. It's about attracting bright engineering talent to the space.

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S.

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


A talented group of specialists including engineers, designers, financial analysts, and lawyers are assigned to develop various facets of the company’s framework. In a landscape that also features incubators and accelerators, Startup Labs are creating an industry of their own.

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. Tags: entrepreneurs incubators relationships startups

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

The Next Web

Just like in college, graduates of incubators are sent off to go conquer the world… with the dream of a multi-million dollar exit and dollar signs in their eyes. In life out of the incubator or accelerator bubble, why do most of these bright start-ups fail?

Incubators vs BSchool | Forbes Weighs In

Campus Entrepreneurship

For highly technical startups, engineering, biology, physics, and other hard sciences offer tremendous learning opportunities that firm focused efforts can. Forbes offers 8 Reasons Why Incubators May Be Better Than Business School : But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually build something of your own, spending upwards of $140,000 and two years without pay is just about the worst way to go about it.

VIRES Engineering: Revolutionizing Power of All Kinds

Inc Startups

When it comes to ambition, the seven (yes, seven) founders of VIRES Engineering, a start-up out of University of California Berkeley, may be unrivaled. Harshil and Jason are mechanical engineers, mathematicians, and physics people," Greene says.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

— I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.” This was a very large and established tech company; its engineering organization developed the core day-to-day capabilities of the organization.

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. The HackFwd model has a lot of potential here: give entrepreneurial engineer a year of salary to startup a company.

Exit Engineering - DShen's Blogs


Exit Engineering. But almost never talk about exit engineering. I think that exit engineering is both a science and a skill, some learnable and some not so easy to just "learn". Great exit engineers need to be acutely aware of the macro effects of the economy and know when its OK to press your bet or to harvest returns before the rug gets pulled out from under you, either lengthening the time to harvest returns and/or suppressing the actual return itself.

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. Torch has four major parts: Innovation Clusters , Technology Business Incubators (TBIs), Seed Funding (Innofund) and Venture Guiding Fund. Technology Business Incubators (TBIs).

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

The process recognizes that Innovation isn’t a single activity (an incubator, a class, etc.). Solution exploration and hypotheses testing : The ideas that pass through the prioritization filter enter an incubation process like Hacking for Defense /I-Corps, the system adopted by all 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. Incubator “money&# is likely to be at a far higher cost than investment, and hence unlikely to attract the best ideas/teams.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Other than measuring engineering progress, there’s no standard language to communicate progress. data that investors, accelerators and incubators can use to inform selection.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Steve Blank

In the second stage, it moves into Investing, Inventing, Incubating and Acquiring technologies and companies, and in the third stage building product(s ). Academics, consultants, incubators. Should the corporation invest, invent, incubate, or acquire?

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

Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. We now have the tools and technology to take incubators and accelerators to the next step.