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New incubators heat up tech start-ups.

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Building nests for high-tech start-up firms is what technology incubators do best. Offering the use of modems, computers, networks and affordable office space, an incubator could be the perfect place to launch your new business. And with the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) estimating that 25 percent of U.S. incubators focus on technology, there's probably one near you.

"There's been a steady movement [toward incubators for high-tech companies]," says Dinah Adkins, executive director of the NBIA. "They generally have strong sponsorships and are well-funded, so they [tend to] last longer."

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