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Aug 13 How business incubators can attract, evaluate and select startups

Selecting high-potential startup companies to work with can be a matter of attracting the right types of businesses for your ecosystem. From there, evaluating the potential success of the startup may be both difficult and demanding. All too often, we have seen startup companies that look attractive on paper and count big investors among their […]

Jul 24 Brexit’s positive effect on tech startups in Britain

  “So the next 5 years, particularly in the United Kingdom, are going to be very, very interesting. Of course, we’ve got Brexit, the world is changing, the United Kingdom is changing and the universities that we incubate businesses for are going through profound changes.” Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared Partnership, Bath, United Kingdom Unless you […]

Jul 23 3 Tips to Building an Effective Innovation Ecosystem

A successful incubation program thrives on a robust environment, but sometimes one of the first tasks a program has is to begin building an ecosystem from scratch. Since arriving on the incubation program scene in 2002, INiTS has built an exciting, healthy ecosystem from scratch. In this article, we will share some of the knowledge […]

Jul 10 Disruptive Technologies: Innovation-Driven Growth Your Company Needs

Businesses who want to innovate need to open themselves to new ideas beyond their current reach. Unfortunately, many corporations today have fortress-like structures, with rigid styles. These corporate standards are for a good reason; to weather the storm of competition in the marketplace while keeping their brand top-of-mind. However, as far as innovation goes, such […]

Jul 09 Budget Best Practices for Business Incubators

There are quite a few well-funded business incubators and accelerators out there in the world, with generous budgets and even surpluses. Have you met one, though? Our data demonstrates that a majority of university-linked business incubation programs operate on a very small budget. How do these programs survive and thrive on such a small amount? […]

Jul 02 Local Connectedness: What is it and why is Google interested?

As a professional in the corporate world, your “to do” list is longer than your daily agenda. On top of this, you are expected to network with peers, stakeholders and competitors. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to create that connected ecosystem that all the professional development magazines tell you […]

Jun 20 7 Benefits of Being in UBI Global’s Interactive Learning Community

As a business incubator or accelerator, it is exciting to be on the cutting edge of innovation. It can also be nerve wracking to know if you are doing the right things for the long-term benefit of your client startups and your program. We understand that it is hard to know if your program is […]

May 25 UBI Global Complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For us at UBI Global it has always been essential to handle our members’ personal information in a safe and transparent way. Consequently, we welcome the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To meet the new requirements, we updated our privacy policy and terms and conditions. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection […]

May 21 Best Practices 2018: FinTech for Business Incubators and Accelerators

With an aim to compete with the delivery of traditional financial institutions, products and services, the exciting business sector known as FinTech (or fintech) caught our eye recently when we were compiling data for the Case Studies 2018 report. Some of the top business incubators and accelerators in the world were experiencing explosive growth in […]

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