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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 08 Best Practices 2018: How Business Incubators & Accelerators Should Adapt to Emerging Trends

Business incubation is growing rapidly, as you have witnessed yourself if you’ve read Case Studies 2018 recently published by UBI Global. Once primarily dependent on university or public funding, business incubators and accelerators are becoming more and more attractive to the corporate world. What is the attraction for big business? Innovative new programs like pre-accelerators, […]

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 […]

Apr 18 Best Practices 2018: Partnership Between Universities and Startups

Business incubators and accelerators can be linked to universities in different ways including direct management, affiliation or collaboration. What resources do these relationships with universities bring to the programs they are involved with? How are the top programs using these resources? UBI Global asked these questions to the top twenty university-linked incubators in the world […]

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 […]

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