RVI, Launch413, Innovation Accelerator – Growing and Thriving

Paul G. Silva

Launch413 (the post-accelerator) – We’ve invested in 13 companies in just under 3 years, expanded our team of kick-ass Venture Advisors, and are starting to see some real results from our top companies. Innovation Accelerator (helping mature nonprofits create for-profit spinouts that help fund the parent org) – Is about to graduate our 5th cohort! A HUGE thank you to my co-founders: Rick Play w/ Launch413 & Kelly Minton w/ Innovation Accelerator.

What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

TechStars

Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey. In fact, Techstars and Innovation Leader recently partnered to r eveal best practices for leveraging startups to drive corporate innovation. In order to meet these goals you will want to check that what you’re looking at is truly an accelerator. The Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator is not a field trip, hackathon, or “innovation theater.”

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Three reasons startups fuel any innovation ecosystem

UBI Global

A guest post by Tala Al Ansari, Director of District 2020‘s Innovation Ecosystem and supporting partner to the Triumph of Innovation impact study and report.

Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

Back then the thought of Techstars launching an accelerator in Birmingham would have seemed like a pipe dream. A decade later not only is Techstars coming to town, but I have the great honor of announcing that I’m joining as Managing Director of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator!

Triumph of Innovation: Meet District 2020

UBI Global

The post Triumph of Innovation: Meet District 2020 appeared first on UBI Global | Innovation Intelligence Company and Community. Business Incubators & Accelerators Corporations Innovation Agencies Innovation Insights The World Benchmark Study UBI Blog UBI Global Research

Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation

TechStars

BOSTON & BOULDER, CO – Innovation Leader today released a new survey sponsored by Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, which shares how executives at large corporations are approaching engagements with startups and other disruptors to fuel corporate growth. For a large corporation, the best path to true innovation—cultural change as well as problem-solving and avoiding disruption—is to partner with startups. About Innovation Leader.

Elon Musk’s Three Questions to Accelerate Innovation

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Innovation isn’t some mysterious thing.” ” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». inspiration business entrepreneurship creativity leadership

Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

TechStars

This interview originally appeared in a report from Innovation Leader , sponsored by Techstars, “Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations.” Captain Steve Lauver is the Director of Technology Accelerators for AFWERX, a program that seeks to foster innovation within the US Air Force. Lauver oversees AFWERX’s accelerator, which links up active duty Air Force, Reserve Air Force, contracted personnel, and startups to solve problems.

NEW! Triumph of Innovation Impact Study

UBI Global

This new study by UBI Global opens in August 2021 Join UBI Global as we examine the transformative year in innovation with the Triumph of Innovation impact study. Triumph of Innovation Impact Study appeared first on UBI Global | Innovation Intelligence Company and Community.

6 Innovation Secrets We Learned in London

UBI Global

How Innovation Will Survive and Thrive Last week’s GCV Symposium was a fantastic event that brought the venture capital ecosystem together. This article shares 6 innovation secrets we learned in London. Innovation […]. The post 6 Innovation Secrets We Learned in London appeared first on UBI Global. Blog Corporations business accelerators business incubators corporate partnerships Innovation innovation ecosystem innovation landscape

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

Major international research institutions such as the XFEL and DESY are based here and the European Commission has awarded Hamburg the title of “Innovation Leader.” All of the branches are running successful accelerator programs, which benefit from the international trade relations and flair of the metro region. Initiated in 2015, NMA is an independent accelerator funded by over 30 media companies and agencies in Germany and Austria. Accelerators Unite—GAN in Hamburg.

We Built a More Inclusive Accelerator—Here’s What We Learned

GAN

Accelerator programs—one of the best tools we have to increase a startup’s survival rate—are limited in solutions provided, in ambition rewarded, and even more limited in regards to the founders who participate. The experiences, requirements, and recruitment networks are exclusive and therefore benefit only a small percentage of innovators. New research demonstrated that accelerator programs actually made funding gaps worse between men and women founders.

COVID-19 Accelerated Innovation: How Can Your Startup Embrace Change Moving Forward?

StartupNation

The COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst that accelerated innovation and change in almost every industry. Related: Innovation at Work: Businesses Pivoting During COVID-19. Key takeaways on innovation and embracing change .

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients.

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Without further ado, here are the BSH Future Home Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2020 companies: Ask Winston. Accelerators Announcements BSH BSH Future Home

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients.

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health care company, today announced the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019. Applications for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars will open February 18, 2019. Accelerators Announcements uhc unitedhealthcare

Hong Kong accelerator Brinc raises $30M Series B

TechCrunch

I’ve visited Brinc’s headquarters the last few times I’ve been to Hong Kong, and been impressed with the range of different startups the accelerator works with. Last year, the pair launched the blockchain/NFT accelerator Launchpad Luna.

Expanding My Investment Thesis to Run the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today, I start my next adventure in startup investing – I’m the new Managing Director of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. What we’re looking to invest in for the 2020 Class of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars.

Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators

UBI Global

Apply Best Practices, Launch Startups Better Running a business incubator or accelerator is not easy, and those in charge of organizing program activities work tirelessly to help entire cohorts of startups set up their companies, establish their brand identities, and then launch themselves with a solid business plan and processes. The post Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators appeared first on UBI Global.

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping Launch First Global MaritimeTech Accelerator in Singapore

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading ship management company, today announced they are jointly launching the world’s first global MaritimeTech accelerator, the EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Based in Singapore, this new mentorship-driven accelerator program will be Techstars second accelerator in the sovereign city-state. Accelerators eps eps maritimetech maritimetec

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions on their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights into the state of the accelerator industry as it stands in any particular year. Responses from our yearly survey culminate in a giant data report available to any accelerator from the community that provided us with their data. Applying to Accelerators in 2019. On average, accelerators receive 594 applications for just 9.6

Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Cox Enterprises, the global company dedicated to building a better future through leading communications, automotive services and media companies, today announced the launch of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. The mentorship-driven accelerator is the second accelerator in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises.

8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit

UBI Global

Activate Your Innovation with the World Incubation Summit 2019 (WIS19) Attending a conference, symposium, or industry event is exciting on a personal and professional level. The post 8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit appeared first on UBI Global. Blog Corporations Innovation Insights #accelerators #Doha #incubators innovation landscape startups World Incubation Summit 2019

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises

TechStars

Many industries that aren’t top of mind for most of us but serve our most basic everyday needs – from industrial production, transportation infrastructure and environmental services and safety – all are facing technological disruption and innovation. The Heritage Group (THG) and Techstars are working together to help entrepreneurs and startups disrupt these legacy industries through The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars located in Indianapolis.

Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many have also noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem. The post Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth appeared first on UBI Global. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge.

Corporate Innovation in Uncertain Times

GAN

In too many corporations, innovation and “future” projects are only funded when there’s excess. Those innovation teams are now wondering if they’ll see disproportionate cuts to their funding. Consider new structures and alternative methods of driving innovation.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

2019: An Innovative Year in Review

UBI Global

Journey through the 2019 global innovation community activities with UBI Global Join us as we present the 2019 year in review and examine the impactful collaborations that took place through business incubator and accelerator programs and their startup clients. This article covers the biggest disruptions in the global innovation landscape, the UBI Global member programs […]. The post 2019: An Innovative Year in Review appeared first on UBI Global.

Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge and have noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem. But how does one begin to understand this far-reaching and dynamic innovation […]. The post Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence appeared first on UBI Global.

Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge and have noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem. But how does one begin to understand this far-reaching and dynamic innovation […]. The post Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence appeared first on UBI Global.

Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge and have noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem. But how does one begin to understand this far-reaching and dynamic innovation […]. The post Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence appeared first on UBI Global.

Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge and have noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem. But how does one begin to understand this far-reaching and dynamic innovation […]. The post Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence appeared first on UBI Global.