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5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

May 06 5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

A Question of Innovation… Corporations may recognize that they could use a good dose of innovation, and some seek startups as a shortcut to creative thinking. They may become enamored by a startup’s product, service, or even social focus. However, they must understand that an investment in time and money needs a more solid justification. […]

Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators

Mar 12 Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators

Apply Best Practices, Launch Startups Better Running a business incubator or accelerator is not easy, and those in charge of organizing program activities work tirelessly to help entire cohorts of startups set up their companies, establish their brand identities, and then launch themselves with a solid business plan and processes. Startups in turn, depend on […]

The World Benchmark Study – Impacting the innovation landscape

Mar 04 The World Benchmark Study – Impacting the innovation landscape

Knowledge- The Best Quest There is a humorous quote by Warren Buffet, “Only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” This quote probably gives you a hilarious mental image, but “The Oracle of Omaha” was talking about the importance of measuring yourself and your company. With his colorful expression, he was […]

Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator

Feb 18 Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator

What is benchmarking? Benchmarking is a comprehensive process that is used by the top performing business incubators and accelerators in the world. The data that UBI Global collects is invaluable to both new programs just getting started and to well-established, institutional programs that want to remain abreast of the latest paths to success. Benchmarking means comparing one’s processes […]

3 Keys for Incubators and Accelerators to Optimize their Service Portfolios

Oct 24 3 Keys for Incubators and Accelerators to Optimize their Service Portfolios

Working with startups is exciting, but it can also be difficult to keep up with a fledgling company, who can turn on a dime and remain nimble in their processes. The service portfolio you construct is a careful balance of providing value to your startup clients and managing your internal resources. With this in mind, […]

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 […]

Apr 30 3 Takeaways from the Case Studies Report 2018

It is always fascinating to see our members’ different routes to success; however, among the strategies to address the challenges and opportunities in different innovation ecosystems, we were able to identify a few patterns that, due to their frequency and efficiency, deserve a closer look. We are confident that the knowledge gained from the experiences […]

Incubators benchmark

Mar 07 Why Incubators and Accelerators benchmark themselves

Benchmarking is a process that allows organizations to improve upon existing ideas. This is important because it allows organizations to learn from their peers within the industry. A business incubator can learn how to improve their program by learning from other incubation program’s experiences. By benchmarking you set a baseline allowing you to recognize if […]

Oct 06 The Challenges and Benefits of Rankings

This Autumn, just as FIFA released their new world rankings that saw Sweden move up from 37th to 36th (we’re way behind Iceland) and QS World University Rankings announced that Massachusetts Institute of Technology had held on to its top spot for the fourth year in a row, UBI Global will similarly release the results of its annual world rankings to […]

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