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How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost
Starting a Business

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.
Michelle Juergen
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars
Starting a Business

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?
Carol Tice
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders
Growth Strategies

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.
Neil Parmar
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding
Starting a Business

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.
Peter S. Cohan
Why Patents Won't Protect You
Starting a Business

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
New Ways to Use Social Outlets to Win Customers
Starting a Business

New Ways to Use Social Outlets to Win Customers

Frank Rimalovski, a venture capitalist, says startups are integrating their networks with bigger players like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter.
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad
Finance

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.
Carol Tice
Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look at Residential Incubators
Starting a Business

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.
Susan Johnston
The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?
Entrepreneurs

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)
Starting a Business

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.
Scott Shane
An Inside Look at Arizona State University's SkySong Incubator
Starting a Business

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.