Inside 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.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Hire Key Players

Oliver Guinness, an investor, says you should figure out your hiring needs in advance -- and look for people who are smarter than you.
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

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?
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

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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