startup incubators

  • LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

    LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

    Jaguar Land Rover has brought two new startups into its Portland Tech Incubator: LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs. Previous cohorts at the incubator have ranged from parking apps to drones; these two continue to build on JLR’s creative approach to the automotive future. LISNR uses ultrasonic audio to transmit data. That’s right — it transmits and receives sounds we… Read More

  • Meet the 21st batch of 500 Startups companies

    Meet the 21st batch of 500 Startups companies

    500 Startups’ next batch of accelerator companies is launching now that its previous demo day has wrapped up, this time seemingly having a bit of a wider focus than we’re accustomed to seeing coming out of the firm. This batch, which contains 31 companies, focuses on a range of topics, like VR, healthcare, financial technology and even drones. Read More

  • Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

    Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

    Serial entrepreneur Justin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program. The venture is called Zero-F — think ‘zero to funding’ — and the idea, Kan told TechCrunch, is to take a very hands-on approach to building new startups in Silicon… Read More

  • 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