Today’s competitive, high-risk/high-reward marketplace entices young entrepreneurs to develop (and cash in on) daring ideas virtually overnight. To remain relevant and enable emerging thinkers to pursue surer pathways to success, universities are introducing campus spaces where students can connect to fellow entrepreneurs and interested financiers.
In the last couple of years, several organizations have emerged to fill the the gap in providing incubation, mentorship, and pitching competitions for migrant entrepreneurs. We’ve compiled 10 of the most powerful ones.
Strategy was discussed. But, which entrepreneurial support model is the best one to deploy when pursuing a “Grow Your Own” strategy and aiming to start and retain homegrown businesses?
By understanding the needs of entrepreneurs and companies at different stages of the company life cycle, ecosystem builders, economic developers, and others seeking to assist with company startup can determine the right entrepreneurial support model (typically, accelerator or incubator) to create and launch.
The Business Incubation Management Training Program was created for business incubator managers and stakeholders in developing countries and emerging markets. Through its network of certified facilitators, has helped more than one thousand people increase their understanding of business incubator models, how to finance an incubator, monitoring and evaluation, mentoring programs, and more.
The study argues that specialized incubators — those especially for women or people of color — are not the answer, on the grounds that these targeted incubators and accelerators don’t provide the same opportunities for entrepreneurs to network within their industries.
Many people hate their 9 to 5 jobs. Every day they show up for work, accomplish the same tasks, stress themselves out…. For somebody else. And maybe that person doesn’t even know their name.
Incubators. Accelerators. These words are not just part of every day’s fancy startup lingo, but two important pillars in an entrepreneurial journey. They play a vital role in promoting innovation and economic growth by helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into profitable businesses. And even though there has been a significant…
Selecting high-potential startup companies to work with can be a matter of attracting the right types of businesses for your ecosystem. From there, evaluating the potential success of the startup may be both difficult and demanding.
Business incubators have been around for decades, with most having the primary goal of educating entrepreneurs in best business practices, providing mentorship and guidance as well as offering financial support (either by taking a direct equity stake or arranging investment opportunities with VC and/or angel groups). If you’re thinking about…