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Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.

From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings

Here's how one group of young entrepreneurs caught the eye of one of the U.S.'s top start-up accelerators.
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

To highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week, we took a look at how international entrepreneurs are starting to reel in Silicon-Valley-sized investments.
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

One of the most attractive reasons for a startup to participate in a business growth program is the expert guidance. Here is an inside look at some of the most common -- and best -- advice they get.
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.
9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups

9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups

Beyond Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley, these are the places you'll find financial and other support for your business ideas.
Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.
Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App

Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App

Part music magazine, part discovery engine, the free iPad app Groovebug pairs downloaded music with photos, videos, and reviews.
Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look at Residential Incubators

Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look at Residential Incubators

Rather than move in with mom and dad, young founders are increasingly bunking up -- choosing to inhabit startup houses or hacker hostels. Here's a look at the growing trend.
Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach

Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach

Los Angeles has long been a mecca for creative types. Now it's attracting techies too.
The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

Fee-based entrepreneurship accelerators and incubators are increasingly sprouting up. We take a look at some new programs and consider whether they're worth your time.
Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
An Inside Look at Arizona State University's SkySong Incubator

An Inside Look at Arizona State University's SkySong Incubator

Before you start up, you might want to consider getting a little help. Here's a look at how one incubator is successfully giving students and non-students a hand.
How to Shop for a Business Incubator

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.
Three Ways to Pick the Best Software for Your Startup

Three Ways to Pick the Best Software for Your Startup

Jeff Giesea and Ben Zhuk, founders of Best Vendor, didn't want to make a costly mistake by investing in the wrong project-management software for helping improve their workflow. Here's how they narrowed the field.
Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars

Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars

Though the TechStars program lasts three months, participants say the entrepreneurship lessons will stick with them forever. Here's a snapshot of what they learned.
A San Francisco Incubator Blends Foodie and Startup Culture

A San Francisco Incubator Blends Foodie and Startup Culture

The Summit SF is helping entrepreneurs brew the next big idea.
Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

A growing number of specialized, market-specific business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs around the country get their businesses off the ground

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