Some Entrepreneurs Get Big Value From An Incubator

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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

Boost Your New Venture By Teaming With 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.

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.

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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A few weeks ago, the University of Southern California announced a new startup incubator, the Viterbi Startup Garage ([link] backed by such notable investors as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the United Talent Agency. What''s the mission behind the new startup incubator?

LA Cleantech Incubator Gets $5M For New Program

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has just received $5M to fund a new initiative, called Energize California , to help boost clean technology startups. According to the LACI, the new effort is being funded with a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission, and will support new technologies and entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. cleantech incubator laci energize california energy government entrepreneurs startup clean

InvestCloud Launching Fintech Incubator In London

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Los Angeles-based cloud-based financial tools developer InvestCloud says it is launching a new, fintech startup incubator in London, at its European headquarters. InvestCloud was founded and is led by CEO John Wise, a British entrepreneur who started Investcloud in his Los Angeles garage in 2010. investcloud fintech incubator london international startup business

EvoNexus Launches Incubator Effort With Cisco

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Startup entrepreneurs in San Diego have yet more resources at the EvoNexus startup incubator, after EvoNexus and Cisco said that they will be launching a new, joint incubation program called CiscoEIR@EvoNexus. EvoNexus--whichi s run by CommNexus--said so far, companies out of its incubator have raiesd over $541M in funding; the incubator says it currently has 31 companies in incubation and 29 graduates.

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec. The incubator said it is focused on the "power of great design to create market disruption"--citing such products as Apple''s smart phone and Pinterest as examples.

How Does a Startup Incubator Really Help You?

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. Marty Zwilling First published on Young Entrepreneur on 12/17/2012.

Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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A couple of weeks ago, a brand new, startup incubator launched in town--with a slightly different focus, on biomedical technology. The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles.

Will A Business Incubator Help Hatch Your Startup?

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.

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. I find that this type offers the most value to new entrepreneurs or startups in the early idea stage.

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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A new, technology startup accelerator modeled after the TechStars venture incubator in Boulder said today it has launched, and will bring business acceleration to Los Angeles. muckerlab techstars incubator acceleration angeles

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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he's been spinning out of his incubator. What's the idea behind the incubator? I've been a serial entrepreneur for about 20-odd years, and I didn't want to sit at a big company. I decided to become a parallel entrepreneur, and started a whole series of companies in big data.

Incubators, Accelerators, and New Choices for Entrepreneurs

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Wild times in Southern California—VC firms contracting and incubators/accelerators exploding! You can’t turn around in SoCal without running into new incubators. Ben Kuo at SoCal Tech did us all a big favor by publishing his Complete Guide to Southern California Incubators.

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.

Patrick Soon-Shiong Launches Technology Incubator

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Billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong , the founder of Abraxis BioScience, announced today that he has launched a new company focused on "bringing the digital revolution" to healthcare, education, science, and the justice sytsem. patrick soon-shiong billionaire technology incubation incubate

8 Keys To Business Success For Entrepreneur Introverts

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It really is possible for an introvert to succeed as an entrepreneur, even though you can’t expect to start and build a business alone. entrepreneurs introverts keys to success Mark Zuckerberg

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. However, with the proliferation of incubators, the difficulty in figuring out.

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Qualcomm Labs Unveils First Incubator Companies

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Qualcomm Labs , the incubator subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies , has announced the first set of companies funded through its new QualcommLabs@EvoNexus program today, saying that it has funded three companies with a round of seed funding. Qualcomm Labs said that Arynga , FatSkunk , and Breadcrumbs all have joined the EvoNexus incubator, and with Arynga and FatSkunk receiving $250,000 each from Qualcomm, and Breadcrumbs receiving $50,000.

8 Incubators From Around the Country You Might Not Have Heard of Before

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Here at TechCo, we’ve done plenty of lists rounding up the most impressive incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces in plenty of major cities and across a variety of sectors, from the best healthcare accelerators to a collection of the top women-only coworking spaces.

10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. Fund an entrepreneur you know and trust. Most entrepreneurs start asking for money from this tier, when they have very little more than an idea.

Business Incubators or Business Accelerators?

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 -- January Forum: Business Incubators or Business Accelerators? Incubators and accelerators are real options for entrepreneurs interested in starting and growing their new ventures. Entrepreneurs use the terms interchangeably, yet the differences may be profound in structure and what it will mean for the growth path of a venture. Join us for this enlightening event and understand what it means to incubate or accelerate.

Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

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More than 150 MIT alums gathered Wednesday night for a discussion of incubators/accelerators. Appropriately enough, ­­­we gathered in the about-to-open Synergy Business and Technology Center, Santa Barbara’s latest incubator.

Techstars Studio CTO, In Irvine, Aims To Help Entrepreneurs

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Southern California startup founder Isaac Saldana --who co-founded SendGrid --is hoping to help other entrepreneurs create companies , after the $3 billion, all-stock acquisition of SendGrid by Twilio in October. techstars accelerator sendgrid isaac saldana twilio incubator startup

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. California's various startup accelerators and incubators. LA Cleantech Incubator.

The Best Startup Incubators Have the Best People

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.

Should Startups Incubate, Accelerate, Cohabitate or Stay In Mom’s Basement?

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The good news for entrepreneurs is that there have never been more office space options for early stage companies. Significant confusion exists when distinguishing between Accelerators and Incubators. A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Shopify Sets Up Space For Entrepreneurs In LA

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Shopify , which develops software for merchants to set up e-commerce, mobile, social media sites, online marketplaces, bricks-and-mortar stores, and more, is setting up a space for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, the company said this morning. shopify marketplace bricks mortar incubator ecommerce software

Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur's Point of View

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 -- Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur's Point of View. The event will feature a panel of some of SoCals brightest entrepreneurs who have received funding from TechStars, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Idealab, speaking to an expected 300 attendees and will be moderated by upStart.LAs Co-Founder, Dan Dato. Upstart.LA.

Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 -- Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation. Business incubators and accelerators provide essential resources and counsel that entrepreneurs need to become successful, self-sufficient businesses. Caltech/MIT In todays economic environment early stage companies need to optimize their resources, and can benefit from assistance in building their organizations into growing and successful businesses.

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?” Invaluable to a room of entrepreneurs who are used to finding 10 different solutions for one problem.

Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 -- "Successful Companies Through Incubation: SoCal Incubators Serve the High Tech Industry" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on October 11 will feature some of the award-winning business incubators supporting the high tech industry in Greater Los Angeles. What type of entrepreneurial companies benefit from those incubators? Why do entrepreneurs apply? How do investors think about businesses in incubators?

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

By Jim Flowers A few months ago, Marty invited me to comment on business incubation and what a startup company ought to expect from an incubator. They are funded and staffed by groups of accomplished entrepreneurs.

LaunchSpark Starts YCombinator-style Incubation Program

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A local entrepreneur, Mike Khristo, is launching a new, Y-Combinator style incubation and acceleration effort, LaunchSpark , after becoming frustrated by the lack of a similar incubation effort in SoCal. Y Combinator provides incubation, mentoring, and funding to companies in Silicon Valley. startup incubation demo ycreject ycombinator launchspark