8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit

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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.

Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator

UBI Global

Benchmarking is a comprehensive process that is used by the top performing business incubators and accelerators in the world. The post Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator appeared first on UBI Global. What is benchmarking?

Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators

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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.

In the News: Announced: Winning consortium to lead Israeli FoodTech incubator…

OurCrowd

After months of planning and presenting, we are proud to share that Tnuva, OurCrowd, Finistere Ventures, and Tempo Beverages have together been chosen by the Israel Innovation Authority to operate the new FoodTech incubator in the north of Israel ! Big announcement!

Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation

EntreWorks Consulting

That’s why I’m so excited to see that the current NACCE leadership has put out an excellent book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation , which distills lessons from NACCE’s 15 years of work to encourage community colleges to take a leading role in training students and assisting communities to start and grow new businesses. Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation.

Should You Try For a Spot in a Business Incubator? The Pros and Cons

Turnkey

Business incubators can be very enticing for new entrepreneurs. However, before you dive into the application process for any business incubator, there are several things to consider. First of all, although … Continue reading Should You Try For a Spot in a Business Incubator? They promise things like an instant mentorship network, camaraderie with other startup owners, shared resources like office space, and even the potential for funding.

Why We Are Going To Doha for the World Incubation Summit 2019

UBI Global

The World Incubation Summit 2019 is taking place in Doha, Qatar this November 4 through 7, and here are the reasons we found most compelling when choosing the location for this year’s summit. The post Why We Are Going To Doha for the World Incubation Summit 2019 appeared first on UBI Global.

[OurCrowd in The Times of Israel] Foodmakers, VC consortium selected to run foodtech incubator in north

OurCrowd

an Israeli beverage company; Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding venture OurCrowd; and US VC fund Finistere Ventures LLC, for an eight-year license to run the Sparks incubator in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona.

Is there an incubator for aspiring Angel Investors or VCs?

Gust

No, but there are several sets of courses on angel investing that can provide a good base from which to start. The most comprehensive and best known is the Power of Angel Investing seminar series developed by the Angel Resource Institute (formerly known as the Angel Capital Education Foundation, and prior to that part of the Angel Capital Association). It was co-funded by the Kauffman Foundation, and primarily written by Bill Payne and John May.

[PRESS RELEASE] Finistere, OurCrowd, Tnuva, and Tempo Awarded Government Tender to Operate Israel’s FoodTech Incubator in the North

OurCrowd

The post [PRESS RELEASE] Finistere, OurCrowd, Tnuva, and Tempo Awarded Government Tender to Operate Israel’s FoodTech Incubator in the North appeared first on OurCrowd.

Should founders join incubators?

Tomasz Tunguz

We had a conversation about the role of incubators and accelerators (or the moniker of your choice) within the startup ecosystem. Office space - Only a few incubators offer office space and many of them at a fee. These incubators/accelerators are the graduate schools for entrepreneurship and have a very important role in the ecosystem. They may not be right for every company, but these incubators build the hubs of successful entrepreneurship communities.

500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property

500

All accelerator program accelerators beatdapp fitzytv intellectual property ip innovation media media innovation media startup music startup start up start up accelerator startup startup accelerator startup incubator Startups tradespace tv innovationMusic, TV, and intellectual property all have the potential of influencing what content we consume and what technology we use to go about our daily lives.

6 Innovation Secrets We Learned in London

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Blog Corporations business accelerators business incubators corporate partnerships Innovation innovation ecosystem innovation landscapeHow Innovation Will Survive and Thrive Last week’s GCV Symposium was a fantastic event that brought the venture capital ecosystem together.

Boost Your Corporate Innovation: Activate Business Intelligence

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Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog business accelerators business incubators business intelligence innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startupsUnderstanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive.

Smart Way to Source Innovation: Activate Product Development

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Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog #Corporate Venturing business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startupsSourcing Innovation for Product Development Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive.

Incubation is the right model for a “Grow Your Own” strategy (Part Two)

Carol Lauffer

Incubation (in an incubator facility) is the best model (versus accelerators). Basically, a combination of the incubation process and the length of time that a company spends in an incubator help to retain homegrown businesses. The incubation process accelerates the successful development of entrepreneurial companies by providing an array of business support resources and services designed to help a business reach a series of milestones.

Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth

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Blog Corporations Innovation Insights #Corporate Venturing business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startupsUnderstanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive.

Easy Way to Gain New Audiences: Activate Customer Reach

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Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startupsDiscovering an Untapped Market Reach would-be customers. Gain their loyalty. Achieve growth. Sounds simple.

How Modern Companies Get Smart: Activate Startup Trendspotting

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Blog Corporations Innovation Insights business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startups trendspotting

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

Gust

How To Fundraise Starting Your Company accelerators angel funding incubators venture capitalWith startup growth up 61% since 2014 and more investment programs emerging, it can be overwhelming for founders to know just where to jump in.

Download: The Innovation Landscape from A to Z – Glossary

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Whether you are new to the world of business incubation or a veteran startup supporter, you can download: The Innovation Landscape from A to Z – […]. Blog Innovation Insights #incubators accerators download glossary InnovationThe Definitive Glossary of Must-Know Innovation Concepts The third installment in our Insight Series covers the terms and concepts used in the global innovation community that not everyone knows.

The World Benchmark Study – Impacting the innovation landscape

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Blog The World Benchmark Study UBI Global Research #accelerators #Doha #incubators #WBS1920 Innovation Qatar Development Bank World Benchmark StudyKnowledge- The Best Quest There is a humorous quote by Warren Buffet, “Only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

Bill Gross IdeaLabs a different kind of incubator

Don Dodge

Bill started IdeaLabs in 1996 , long before the idea of startup incubators was popular. IdeaLab synergy - At any given time there are 10 to 15 companies incubating at IdeaLabs. Like other incubators, they bring in industry experts and successful founders for talks.

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.

Revive Your Corporation’s Persona: Activate Brand Awareness

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Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog brand awareness business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startupsUnderstanding and Boosting Brand Awareness Many say a brand is a company’s personality and overall symbol of what it stands for. In a very intuitive article in Forbes, brand is simplified as follows: Your “brand” is what your prospect thinks of when he or she hears your brand name.

In the News: What’s hot in healthtech

OurCrowd

Newsletter OurCrowd Israel Weekly acquisition autonomous cannabis data data.world douxmatok FDA incubator intel OurCrowd weekly newsletter Sweetch Syqe Zebra zebra medical vision

500 Startups & Misk Innovation to Launch Second Batch of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program

500

All Announcements Falcons 500 Startups accelerator program ecosystem development MENA misk innovation riyadh startup incubatorApplications are now open for Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program 500 Startups and Misk Innovation will host the second batch of its accelerator program based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to fuel startups throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

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

Fred Destin

The Incubator ( Betaworks ) leverages these trends through a mixture of internal development and external financing. I swore to myself I was going to stay out of this super angel versus VC debate but I find I have this compelling urge that I need to satisfy. First of all, let's move away from Roe vs. Wade style debating. There is no super Angel class that somehow redefines what venture is about, and venture is not a species threatened by sudden shifts in temperature.

New Infographic: WBS1920 First Look

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The World Benchmark Study UBI Blog #WBS1920 top incubators top university accelerators World Benchmark Study

New EntreWorks Insights Now Available

EntreWorks Consulting

This issue examines the power of place in economic development, and discusses how we can use work spaces,such as our offices, business incubators, and coworking spaces, to help build social capital, build community, and advance the cause of economic development. The latest issue of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insight s, is now available.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Many startup incubators and accelerators are funded by large multinational corporations who induct startups that align only with their own agendas. For many established entrepreneurs, establishing a purpose and passion beyond business is a fulfilling way to truly make a mark.

When You Pitch, Focus on Your Essence

GAN

Last week, I spoke at InBIA’s International Business Incubation Conference in Minneapolis. InBIA brings together a curated group of incubators a few times a year, and they had me talk about the difference between accelerators and incubators, as well as how the two can work together.

In the News: Israel’s latest IPO + a foodtech menu

OurCrowd

See the breakdown of 252 startups, as reported it in Forbes , along with what’s in store for the new Sparks foodtech incubator (with Finistere Ventures, Tnuva, Tempo Beverages and OurCrowd).

New Whitepaper: The 2019 Innovation Landscape – Free to Download

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Startups, incubation programs and corporations around the world are joining the renaissance of innovation that is expanding across multiple industries. A New Start for a New Year Let the 2019 innovation begin! As all this unfolds, UBI Global will be monitoring, learning, benchmarking and passing valuable knowledge on to you. As a comprehensive showcase for […]. The post New Whitepaper: The 2019 Innovation Landscape – Free to Download appeared first on UBI Global.

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free

TechStars

Winners will receive either a $1 million investment or one of seven $500K investments—along with a year of free incubator space, a chance at a cut of $500K in follow-on funding, freedom from state taxes for 10 years, mentorship, and support for hiring, business development, and marketing. The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise.

Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

Some of the top startup accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, maker spaces, investor groups, and founder support groups are located in San Francisco, making it the ideal location to visit.

Improving cluster performance through entrepreneurial support programs

Carol Lauffer

Cluster-focused ESPs often take the form of accelerators or incubators. A life science-focused incubator would be housed in a facility that included wet and dry lab space in smaller spaces for early stage life science companies, as well as access to expertise on the regulatory process required for getting a product to market and other areas that are specific to companies in a life science cluster.

11 angel investing lessons

Venture Hacks

Incentives influence the advice you get from VCs, lawyers, incubators, and everybody else. You can see dealflow from your friends, your incubator, demo days, and AngelList. Spearhead asked me to write a post on angel investing when they first launched. Here’s a slightly updated version—most of the wisdom is from Naval. Charlie Munger says investing requires a latticework of mental models.

Why USV is Joining the Libra Association

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Libra has been incubated by Facebook. A new blockchain & cryptocurrency project, Libra , was announced today. USV will be one of the founding members of the governing body, the Libra Association.

[Labs/02 in TechCrunch] VizibleZone wants to make pedestrians more visible to autonomous cars

OurCrowd

To warn cars of nearby pedestrians, Viziblezone, which is part of OurCrowd’s Labs/02 incubator, is relying on smartphones and detectors inside the vehicle.

Innovation as Equity: Innovate Springfield // Springfield, Illinois

Co Starters

Innovation should be a right, not a privilege,” shared Sarah Beth Ayers, Innovate Springfield’s Business Incubation Program Coordinator.

GAN Partner, Chargebee, on How Startups Can Get the Most Out of Office Hours with a Mentor

GAN

As part of the Chargebee team, I head up one of our strategic initiatives, called “Chargebee for Entrepreneurs,” where we work with accelerators and incubators to identify high-potential startups globally. I work for Chargebee, a recurring billing and subscription management product used by thousands of customers in more than 53 countries and a proud GAN Partner.

Mission wrap: London 2018

Startup Catalyst

On Monday we had a private tour with Tech City Ventures, where we visited Runway East and WeWork Moorgate to hear and learn from Incube, SwiftScale, StreetBees, and Hambro Perks. In June we conducted our third annual mission to London for London Tech Week.