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.

Some Entrepreneurs Get Big Value From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute. business entrepreneur incubator startup TechStars Y Combinator

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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?

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

This is where incubators come in. Incubators were designed to fill the gap between knowledge and connections. Incubators provide that very important sense of community. Incubators versus accelerators: What’s the difference? Our incubator is a place to get ready.

Cybersecurity Incubator Launches in San Antonio

SiliconHills

The cybersecurity industry in San Antonio just got a major boost with the announcement Thursday of a new incubator, Build Sec Foundry. The incubator, which will be based at Geekdom, a technology coworking site in the Rand building downtown, is a partnership among CyberSecurity San Antonio, the Austin Technology Incubator and the 80/20 Foundation. “San […] The post Cybersecurity Incubator Launches in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills.

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. The following are some issues to consider and actions to take before accepting an incubator’s offer: (1) Calculate Valuation and Determine Value. Pre-money valuations startups receive from incubators are typically low…really low.

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.

Designing a Game Incubator

Instigator Blog

After writing several posts on startup accelerators and incubators , I received an email from Jason Della Rocca. He’s been working on designing a game incubator in Montreal. Montreal is a good place, and perhaps a unique place, for building a game incubator.

The New York Times Launches TimeSpace, Its Own Startup Incubator/Accelerator

VC Cafe

TimeSpace will bring in three to five start-ups to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology and journalism. [[ This is a content summary only.

Media incubator ESPACIO acquires CEE tech publication 150sec

The Startup Magazine

Media incubator ESPACIO , has announced its acquisition of the tech news publication 150sec – the renowned online magazine focused on entrepreneurship and tech in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Incubators and Accelerators Startups The entrepreneurs Entrepreneur tech journalism

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About

YoungUpstarts

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. At Rochester Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneurs Hall, innovation is a way of life.

Investors Love Top Startup Incubator Graduates

Startup Professionals Musings

Business incubators for sharing services were all the rage back in the days of the dot-com bubble (700 for profit, many more non-profit). The goal of most business incubators today is to strengthen the local economy, and commercialize new technologies.

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.

Lung Therapeutics Joins the Austin Technology Incubator

SiliconHills

Lung Therapeutics announced Wednesday it has joined the the Austin Technology Incubator, part of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. s lead drug candidate, LT1-01, will allow for effective fluid drainage of the lung cavity, a rare consequence of hospitalized pneumonia, without […] The post Lung Therapeutics Joins the Austin Technology Incubator appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin Technology Incubator Celebrates 25 Years and Graduates 25 Companies

SiliconHills

The Austin Technology Incubator celebrates its 25 anniversary and plans to graduate its latest crop of 25 companies during an event Wednesday night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Kilcrease Civic Entrepreneurship Award […] The post Austin Technology Incubator Celebrates 25 Years and Graduates 25 Companies appeared first on SiliconHills.

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 Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And it is one of the reasons that NYC is developing a vibrant technology community.

Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years

SiliconHills

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. Four years ago, Graham Weston, co-founder of Rackspace, and Nick Longo, founder of Coffee Cup Software, launched Geekdom on the 11 floor of the Weston Centre […] The post Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years appeared first on SiliconHills.

Announcing K9 Ventures III, L.P. – A $42M technology-focused Pre-Seed fund

K9 Ventures

a $42M technology-focused Pre-Seed fund. The investing strategy for K9 stands in stark contrast to most “early-stage” (incubators, accelerators, pre-seed and seed stage) investing. A lot of people assume that The Kennel is an incubator — it is not.

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[Singapore] ACE Appoints 12 Funding, Incubation Partners

YoungUpstarts

Startups scheme – as well as provide support such as funding (either direct investment or facilitating third-party funding), incubation and mentorship for the first year of a new startup’s journey.

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.

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.

First Nordic Space Incubator Taking Off

ArcticStartup

European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Sweden targets to nurture 40 new startups within five years to create a viable industry for the country. Business Incubator Center Sweden is ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) initiative.

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.

3 College-Town Incubators to Watch

Inc Startups

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. Here are three other college-town incubators worth watching.

Meet EvoNexus - the Country's Only Free Startup Incubator

ReadWriteStart

There are more than 1,000 business incubators in the U.S. But there’s only one pro bono incubator. Like most other high-tech incubators, EvoNexus provides entrepreneurs with office space, mentoring and VC networking. No, not a professional startup camp run by the U2 frontman.

Endeavor Miami Takes on Scaleup Challenge

The Startup Magazine

Across the world, work spaces, maker spaces, incubators, and accelerators are opening, expanding, and making an impact on their communities, and beyond. For acceptance at Endeavor Miami, scalable businesses don’t have to be technology companies.

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Ten Semi-Finalists Named for SXSW Pitch Competition

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silicon Hills News, Austin Technology Incubator and Central Texas Angel Network have picked the ten semi-finalists for a South by Southwest pitch competition to be held March 9 at the Austin Chamber Offices. Austin ATI Austin technology incubator Central Texas Angels Network CTAN San Antonio SXSW technology

New Incubator Focuses on Female Founders

Inc Startups

Women Helping Women From Left: Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hoey, and Veronika Sonsev'> Three New York City businesswomen are launching their own incubator to focus on start-ups with a female founder and a mobile product or service. Technology enables women to create more scalable businesses.

Austin Technology Incubator SEAL Program Concludes with Industry-First Virtual Decision Day

Austin Startup

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, invites the public to attend the Virtual Decision Day of its summer accelerator for UT Austin student startups. Eleven of the most highly prospective UT Austin startups will present on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Each startup spent the summer working with mentors to arrive at a critical decision: go all-in or kill this venture and head back to the drawing board.

Four Austin Startups Shine at the 2014 ATC Startup Showdown

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Austin Technology Council’s Startup Showdown builds a bridge between the startup community and those who have more seasoned experiences and companies, said Josh Alexander, founder of Toopher. Austin ATC ATI Austin Technology Council Austin technology incubator Capital Factory Cratejoy DreamIt Ventures lumos pharma Plum Startup Showdown Swan TechStars TechStars Austin

"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).

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.

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.

Startup Accelerators are Entrepreneur Boot Camps

Gust

Business incubators for sharing services were all the rage back in the days of the dot-com bubble (700 for profit, many more non-profit). The goal of most business incubators today is to strengthen the local economy, and commercialize new technologies.

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

Why does technology celebrate ageism?

The Next Web

Then I got to really thinking about how we in technology celebrate the young while dismissing the work of the old(er). If technology truly wants to be a meritocracy then shouldn’t all factors other than the work that has been done go to the wayside?

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. The incubator organization can help you find them, or show you how to apply for a government grant. accelerator business incubator investor startup stage startup support

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Startup Professionals Musings

Get help with grant funding and incubator resources. These often lead to angel investors and venture capital investments later, or connections to local company venture funds for selected focus and technology areas. alma mater business entrepreneur incubator resources