Incubators

Starting a Business

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.
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.
Starting a Business

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
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?
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
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.
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.
Starting a Business

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.
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.
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.
Starting a Business

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.
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.
Entrepreneurs

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 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.