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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 […]

2018 Year in Review: The Global Innovation Landscape – of and by Corporations

Nov 28 2018 Year in Review: The Global Innovation Landscape –  of and by Corporations

The Corporate Challenge: How to gain and maintain competitive advantage? Our 2018 Year in Review looks back at the innovation landscape with a focus on corporations. After all, what types of innovation these players want; where they invest their resources; and what they ultimately bring to market, influences activities by business incubators and accelerators—and their […]

Nov 20 UBI Connect: The Engagement Platform for Innovation Hubs

What do serious professionals in the innovation landscape really need? Social networking and communication platforms are a dime a dozen these days, right? Most everyone belongs to at least one, and most people are only somewhat active, posting- or reacting to others’ posts- occasionally. And despite invitation-only contact lists and “friending”, it seems one is […]

How Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing For Innovation

Oct 26 How Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing For Innovation

Anyone doing business today knows that the rules change regularly, making it difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Startups in particular keep turning their heads to follow the next great opportunity. When working with startups, keep in mind the words of Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder and investor in all things tech, who said, […]

Africa’s Business Incubation Ecosystem: Recipes for Success

Sep 11 Africa’s Business Incubation Ecosystem: Recipes for Success

From Transformation to Success Africa is in the midst of a transition, from the fringes of innovation to the global economy, and the country is on a fast track. Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in bolstering investment, business and an IT ecosystem. In the midst of this transition is our member NETFUND Kenya, who […]

Best Practices for Successful Incubator-Corporation Partnership

Aug 22 Best Practices for Successful Incubator-Corporation Partnership

Incubators and corporates collaborate for many reasons, not the least of which are funding, expertise, networking and innovation. During this collaboration, many partnerships face challenges that can make or break the relationship. There may be a culture clash, struggle for control or even a search for independence that can distract from the main goal. Fortunately, […]

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 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? […]

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