Accelerate Your Startup With Help From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators. This association is definitely one of the world’s leading organization for advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

A business in its early stages can often use a leg up, whether in the form of wise words from a mentor or an introduction to a strategic partner. This is where incubators come in. Incubators were designed to fill the gap between knowledge and connections.

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Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Accelerator

Startup Professionals Musings

A question I often get as an adviser is whether or not to join a business incubator or accelerator as a way to move forward faster and smarter and increase the odds of business success. Most incubators start their program with some aptitude and business acumen tests.

Capital Factory Partners with Dublin Incubator at SXSW

SiliconHills

I went back home and started pitching Austin all […] The post Capital Factory Partners with Dublin Incubator at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Cian O’Cuilleanain, co-founder of Gravity Centres in Dublin, fell in love with SXSW three years ago when he first attended Interactive. Everybody was so welcoming, there were all these opportunities opening, there was the energy of the town.

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?

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 Innovation Corps – Using the Lean LaunchPad as an Incubator for Scientists and Engineers. The I-Corps Incubator Program. Unlike other incubators, our Lean LaunchPad Class had a specific curriculum.

Why Everyone's an Incubator Now

Inc Startups

From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything. In fact, the National Association of Business Incubators estimates there are some 1,250 of them operating in the United States.

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?

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

ReadWriteStart

Like an accelerator or incubator program, NestGSV gives its resident startups office space, advice and lots of other amenities (even a beach volleyball court) at its Redwood City, California, campus near Silicon Valley. Ecosystm + Incubator = Ecobator.

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

ReadWriteStart

Wieden+Kennedy, the advertising agency that made the absurdly popular Old Spice campaign on TV and the web called "Smell Like a Man" announced today that it is now accepting applications from brand-friendly tech startups for admission to its incubator program, the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE).

Shark Tank's Daymond John to Start an Incubator

Inc Startups

the Fubu founder talked about his plans to open a startup incubator to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. Tuesday, John shared his plans to open his own incubator program to help foster entrepreneurship for the next generation of founders. "I In an exclusive interview with Inc.,

What Founders Face On Pitch Day To Qualify For Startmate, Australia’s Premier Startup Incubator Program

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In episode #9 of Everything Entrepreneurship , Walter talks about his experiences along with his startup partner Brett Geoghegan during a five hour long “pitch day” as a finalist to enter the Startmate incubator program in Sydney. If you are considering applying for a top-tier incubator with your startup company, you have to hear Walter''s story in this podcast. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes.

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.

Why Vertical Incubators Are More Interesting to Investors

Hunter Walker

According to AngelList there are 1,530 organizations listed as “ incubators.” Whether you want to call them incubators, accelerators or any other name, the template is pretty similar: fixed amount of time inside the program in exchange for equity (and sometimes a cash investment). I know that many incubators commit to doing more than this – mentors, curricula, coworking space, most also do some sort of demo day to organize fundraising.

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. The partners at Year One Labs remain involved, but we see this stage as “active management” of the portfolio; we’re there to help, guide, connect, etc.

[Seoul] Serviced Office Cum Business Incubator WAHA Offices Opens New Location

YoungUpstarts

“We see ourselves as partners as we aim to help firms to accelerate their growth. In the News business incubator Korea Seoul service office Singapore virtual office WAHA Offices

3 Big Companies Launch Start-up Incubators

Inc Startups

Microsoft, PayPal, and Qualcomm have launched business incubators, giving life to a new batch of start-ups. Tech industry heavy weights Microsoft, PayPal, and Qualcomm all recently announced that they would open business incubators for multiple start-up companies.

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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Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

ReadWriteStart

Like an accelerator or incubator program, NestGSV gives its resident startups office space, advice and lots of other amenities (even a beach volleyball court) at its Redwood City, California, campus near Silicon Valley. Ecosystm + Incubator = Ecobator.

What to Look For in a Business Partner

Up and Running

When I was going through the co-founder “dating” process, I’d found a potential partner through my network who seemed to be perfect. During our time working together, I was impressed by my potential partner’s sales abilities and drive to hit the personal goals we’d set.

Labelling Forward Partners as an ‘Ecommerce investment studio’

The Equity Kicker

One of the exciting things about Forward Partners is that we’re blazing a trail in the investment world. We are a bit like an accelerator programme, a bit like an incubator and a bit like a straight early stage fund, yet we are also different to all of these things in crucial ways. Examples include Forward Partners , Science Inc , aspects of Betaworks , and maybe Rocket Internet.

How to Incubate a Company From Start to Finish

Inc Startups

Stuart Ellman, co-founder and managing partner of RRE Ventures, explains what propelled him to work with the founders of Shake, a start-up that prepares legally binding agreements right on your smartphone. Stuart Ellman is a founding General Partner of RRE Ventures.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

ReadWriteStart

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.

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. The incubator got $5 million in funding from GKVentures I, a US-based private equity fund.

A New Kind of Start-Up Incubator

Inc Startups

The product development firm, Insight, has launched a new funding model to help start-ups get through a critical stage of development Incubators are a fairly recent trend in the start-up world. If so, these incubators can be critical partners to fuel startup growth.

Is An Incubator Right For Your Start-up?

Inc Startups

Join an incubator, you think. Imagine the upsides: Incubators are often an open, inspiring environment filled with like-minded people working on innovative ideas and approaches. But nothing is perfect; not all incubators are created equal. Not all incubators are created equal.

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

ReadWriteStart

In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. Bill has been following the 1M/1M project and would like to connect his partners to our team.

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

T he second quarter of 2010 has come and gone and despite the depleting VC and incubator capital in Israel, the quarter has brought approximately 40 deals with over $400 million invested. As a part of the round Rina Shainski, General Partner of Carmel Ventures joined company’s board.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

ConVerge is partnering with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and Itasca Bank to host free, monthly business roundtables in Naperville, Roselle and Itasca. Entrepreneurship Incubators and Accelerators chicago ConVerge Women Entrepreneurs

Working With a Tech Incubator Might Be the Best Thing You Do This Year… Here’s Why

Inc Startups

If you're on the fence about applying to startup incubators, this may give you a push. Tech incubator Techstars has just announced their 2015 class in Boston and the lineup looks awesome! Belonging to a startup incubator gives you this edge right out of the gate.

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. That help and guidance, the mentorship and focused access into key networks (of partners, other entrepreneurs, investors, etc.) This isn’t meant to be a pro-accelerator/incubator post per se. 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. As a virtual incubator, 1M by 1M supplements physical incubators and has partnerships with a few of them already, as well as with corporate sponsors.

So You Want to Start a Startup Accelerator…

Instigator Blog

Like startups, I’d recommend at least two partners (founders). 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.

1M/1M Announces Important Partnership With MAD Incubator, Malaysia

VentureWoods

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

Seed is the new Series A, but who’s supporting founders pre-launch?

The Equity Kicker

In his post Jason goes on to give advice to founders and angel investors and talk about his incubator The Launch Incubator and the consistent theme is that there is no support for pre-launch companies anymore. Founders who can’t launch an MVP will struggle to get funded, angels shouldn’t invest in pre-prototype companies, and The Launch Incubator is looking for companies with an MVP to take into their 12 week programme. Forward Partners Venture Capital

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? This one hones its energy on transforming the hobbyist entrepreneur into a strong founder.

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

ReadWriteStart

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.

Women@Austin Provides Insights on Startups and Fundraising

SiliconHills

The tech accelerator and incubator hosted more than 100 women for the inaugural Women@Austin event, […] The post Women@Austin Provides Insights on Startups and Fundraising appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Bill Wood Capital Factory Erica Douglass Heather Brunner Jan Ryan Laura Kilcrease Patti Rogers Silverton Partners Triton Ventures Women@Austin

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Partners With Indian Angel Network

ReadWriteStart

Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M and Incubators - What We Have Learned

ReadWriteStart

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.