startup incubators

  • Museums, startups and accelerators… oh, my! Crunch Network

    Museums, startups and accelerators… oh, my!

    Startup accelerators have become an integral part of helping early-stage companies build, fund and bring to market new products and ideas. Recently, we’ve seen museums look to the models of accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces to bring together entrepreneurs, hackers and cultural practitioners in hopes of driving innovation and generating new ideas. Is this a fad or new trend? Read More

  • Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator

    Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator

    After opening to much fanfare three years ago, Coca-Cola is shutting down The Founders program, according to a published report in Innovation Leader. Under this program, the company nurtured young startups, hoping to siphon some of that entrepreneurial energy and pass it along to the big lumbering corporation. Over the last several years, companies have recognized the need to innovate, and… Read More

  • Tunisia Is Becoming MENA’s Next Startup Hub Crunch Network

    Tunisia Is Becoming MENA’s Next Startup Hub

    Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment is currently at 15 percent, with one-third of jobless youth being university graduates. To overcome the education-employment gap, young Tunisians are taking matters into their own hands. Talented… Read More

  • Tips For Silicon Valley From A Startup Accelerator In Gaza Crunch Network

    Tips For Silicon Valley From A Startup Accelerator In Gaza

    Founding a startup is difficult anywhere in the world, but it’s especially hard in Gaza. Since the war one year ago, Gaza has been nominally peaceful — but the norm is Gaza is not easy: six hours of electricity, and therefore six hours of Internet, a day; a 43 percent unemployment rate, with youth unemployment at 60 percent according to the World Bank; an embargo from Israel… Read More

  • MassChallenge Launches Maker Space To Encourage Prototyping

    MassChallenge Launches Maker Space To Encourage Prototyping

    Boston-based startup incubator MassChallenge launched a 5,000 square-foot maker space today called Made @ MassChallenge to allow participants to create prototypes onsite. The new area is adjacent to the MassChallenge offices in Boston and enables those folks developing hardware prototypes to move easily between the two spaces during the day. The environment was created with the help… Read More

  • 90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That’s Just Fine For America And The World

    90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That’s Just Fine For America And The World

    Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment in their own right. Before starting YouWeb Incubator in 2007, I began to explore the idea of an incubator with friends and colleagues. Most people told me that Idealab and… Read More

  • Unicorns, Banana Suits, and 500 Startups; Just Another Night With Dave McClure

    Unicorns, Banana Suits, and 500 Startups; Just Another Night With Dave McClure

    Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 20-city event series hosted around the world to help educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. He’s an ex-Electronic Arts employee, as well as the founder of Commonred and Vaporware Labs. Until a few weeks ago I’d never met Dave McClure. Like many of you I have read all about him, casually Twitter… Read More

  • Nokia Bridge: Nokia’s Incubator Gives Departing Employees €25k And More To Pursue Ideas That Nokia Has Not

    Nokia Bridge: Nokia’s Incubator Gives Departing Employees €25k And More To Pursue Ideas That Nokia Has Not

    Nokia may still be fighting some pretty major fires on its burning platform, but it’s also building some bridges — namely the Nokia Bridge incubator program — to help those running from the flames, with financing of up to €150,000 ($185,000) to pursue new startups, before they’ve even paid a visit to VCs and angel investors. The activities in Nokia Bridge are a small… Read More

  • Newme Demo Day 2012

    7 Startups Launch Out Of NewMe Accelerator’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

    The NewMe Accelerator, a startup incubation program founded last year aimed at under-represented minorities in the tech world (namely African Americans, Latinos, and women), held its second-ever Demo Day today for its latest class of entrepreneurs. Read More