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Why College Is a Great Entrepreneurial Incubator

Up and Running

Many students’ college experiences are getting a makeover; frat parties are replaced with finance meetings, and kegs with KPIs. Oh, college.

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.

The Top Texas Healthcare Accelerators and Incubators


That’s why healthcare incubators and accelerators can play a vital role in a company’s success early on by connecting them with financing, work space, mentors, customers, business programs and more. And it’s a […] The post The Top Texas Healthcare Accelerators and Incubators appeared first on SiliconHills.

Finance Fridays

Feld Thoughts

They suggested we call this “Finance Fridays&# to bookend Fred’s MBA Monday’s – I checked with Fred to see if he was ok with this and his response was “Hell yes. His focus was to incubate an internal start-up which is built on state-of-the-art technology, novel business model and innovative products.

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. Super Angels. Series-seed round. Lean startup.

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


Within the community, residents get access to co-ops, mentoring, courses, and always-on access to the incubator. enough to participate.

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

VC Cafe

Startup incubators have grown in double digits in the last couple of years. The opportunity. Criticisms of the model.

Notes on raising seed financing

Chris Dixon

I’ve written ad nauseum on this blog (see contents page) about venture financing so hadn’t planned to blog more on the topic. Tech angels and seed funds tend to be most valuation sensitive but can sometimes make up for it by helping in later financing rounds. Incubators like YC and Techstars can be great. more ).

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.

The Difference Between a Business Accelerator and a Business Incubator?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business incubators mentor companies through childhood while business accelerators guide them through adolescence into adulthood.

What every entrepreneur should know about financing right now

Version One Ventures

AngelList makes it easier for founders to reach angels and there are hundreds of accelerators and incubators to choose from. Any entrepreneur trying to navigate the financing landscape should be aware of the over-abundance of angel money compared with subsequent rounds. The ability to raise money no longer determines one’s fate.

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.

Is Wall Street the Best Start-Up Incubator?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That''s why we keep our eyes on our finances and grow in a way that''s profitable These days, those folks are running in the opposite direction.

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.

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.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask) – Part 1

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction We are in the golden age of seed financing. This post is the first part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings.

Financing Thunderlizards in Austin at Capital Factory


Capital Factory, Silverton Partners and Floodgate announced Monday morning they are teaming up to provide matching investments for all Capital Factory incubator companies. In total, each startup will get up to $150,000 […] The post Financing Thunderlizards in Austin at Capital Factory appeared first on SiliconHills.

1M/1M Announces Important 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 is our first major partnership with an incubator whereby MAD will adopt the 1M/1M methodology to foster Silicon Valley–style technopreneurship in Malaysia.

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):

The $250,000 Funding Trap

Instigator Blog

And the milestones needed to raise the next round of financing are either not properly defined (and then it’s just a wishy washy mess later on), or they’re unrealistic. This is more than typical accelerators/incubators but far less than $250,000, or even $100,000. Startups accelerators fundraising incubators investors

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.

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

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

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


That means that less than 1% of the entrepreneurs who apply succeed in getting financed. Sponsor. His firm invests in four. more.). Bizeque.

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


This, we believe, will create a strong downstream deal flow for all of you - incubators, angel investors, and VCs. Sponsor. ISA Innovation.

Latvia's Eegloo 'Incubator' Can Get Your MVP Built for 10-90% Equity


When we first heard about a new incubator in Riga, Latvia we were really excited as Latvia definitely needs a few more.

Demo Days and the General Solicitation Conundrum

The Startup Lawyer

If you’ve been to accelerator or incubator demo days, you’ve likely seen a presentation that either flat out mentions the specifics of a financing round in progress or the details of a proposed financing.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Non-dilutive Financing Through Revenue Sharing


For a more elaborate explanation of the deal, please read my blog post 1M/1M: Alternative Financing For Startups Using A Sales Channel Partner.

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


In a landscape that also features incubators and accelerators, Startup Labs are creating an industry of their own. The solution: Startup Labs.

Brief Thoughts on Angel List, "Social Proof", "Spray & Pray", & The Network Effects of Large Scale Investing

500 Hats

it's not a majority of my activity, but it's significant -- 500 Startups has invested in ~100 deals since we got started last year, mostly at seed stage (altho we recently started our incubator / accelerator program in the past few months). sorry little monsters, next time ;). Period. had no idea how much impact it has. pretty cool.

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

The Next Web

In life out of the incubator or accelerator bubble, why do most of these bright start-ups fail? But what about the remaining 99%? Think big.

Super Angels, Lean VCs, Proto-Incubators, whatever. Focus on social contract.

Fred Destin

You can see market evolution, and the market has responded in kind with the creation of new financing options for entrepreneurs. The Incubator ( Betaworks ) leverages these trends through a mixture of internal development and external financing. First of all, let's move away from Roe vs. Wade style debating. Who owns my demise

Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years


What kind of impact can a privately financed technology incubator have on a city? Just take a look at Geekdom, the collaborative coworking technology center in downtown San Antonio. San Antonio

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

Steve Blank

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

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Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 (Hong Kong.

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

Impact Investing in India – three trends worth noting


Ecosystem Entrepreneur Incubator india innovation venture capital Recently, impact investing in India has been taking center stage in the news.

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Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

a language corporate innovation groups can use to communicate to business units and finance. —-. Or watch the video here.). Therapeutics.

Choosing An Accelerator That Fits Like A Glove – 5 Questions To Ask


Advice For The Young At Heart business incubation business incubator Elton Rivas startup By Elton Rivas, co-founder of KYN.

The Series A Round is the New Series B Round

Jeff Jordan

The venture industry is awash with talk of the “Series A Crunch”, where it’s getting progressively more challenging for seed companies to land follow-on financing. In 2009, there were about the same number of seed and Series A financings, but the number of seed deals have exploded since then while the number of A-rounds grew only modestly.

The Investment Memo

View from Seed

Financial Metrics & Financing: Perhaps the most variably sized section of the NextView investment memo. Of course, there is always info to add about the current financing that we are leading or participating in. VC evaluation of seed-stage startups can seem arbitrary or imitative at times.