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In common usage, an incubator is an enclosed device or equipment that takes care of premature babies until they get to term. But, in business terms, an incubator is a business premise where small startup businesses are helped to find their feet through provision of free or very low-priced equipment, amenities, space and sometimes even professional services. A business that owns or provides such services is also often called an incubator.

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Sep 25, 2016 • 8 followers 1 answers
We're in a new market (heavy-lift) drones, and have been approached by several accelerators. We went through o... more
  • Rod Abbamonte
Apr 02, 2015 • 17 followers 7 answers
I have read that incubators face a 90% failure rate which may be on the low end. We are a new incubator and wa... more
  • Ben Sweat
  • Karl Schulmeisters
  • Karen Leventhal
  • Rob Gropper
  • Jennifer Wagner
Dec 04, 2014 • 14 followers 3 answers
I was recently given the opportunity to join the Plug and Play accelerator out in Silicon Valley for a 10 week... more
  • Varun Mehta
  • Mike Karmindro
  • Matthew Barmash
Apr 30, 2014 • 29 followers 5 answers
Hi FD'ers, I've been approached by some people looking to grow a reverse incubator. The structure is essentia... more
  • Kevin Burke
  • Steve Owens
  • Kate Hiscox
  • Ron Sheridan
  • Rob Gropper
Jan 13, 2014 • 43 followers 4 answers
Recently, I contacted a VC firm which specializes in the industry in which my startup is based on for funding ... more
  • Bill Hludzinski
  • Brittany Walker
  • Jeffrey Cary
  • Dimitry Rotstein
Nov 05, 2013 • 34 followers 8 answers
I'm very early stage: No technical co-founder, nothing built, no customers, just a clickable prototype, a deck... more
  • Rand Owens
  • Scott McIntyre
  • Jeff Axup
  • Matty Sallin
  • Ritee Rouf
Aug 05, 2013 • 12 followers 3 answers
Hi All,My founders and I are on the lookout for a place in NYC to call home, and one of the criteria we're see... more
  • Cynthia Schames
  • Jason Oliver
  • Sharon Schanzer
Oct 29, 2013 • 43 followers 22 answers
I'm a non-technical founder at the idea stage (I have a deck, landing page, clickable prototype, but no workin... more
  • Detrick DeBurr
  • Robert Clegg
  • Matty Sallin
  • Paul Travis
  • Hartmut Jahn
  • Stefan Broda
  • Rob Gropper
  • Mathieson Sterling
  • Stephen McCurry
  • Brina Bujkovsky
  • Reuven Granot
  • Andy Bosselman
  • Michelle Bonat
Jun 26, 2013 • 14 followers 2 answers
One of my advisors/mentors at my local startup incubator suggested working with Astia, Women Innovate Mobile, ... more
  • Gaurav Garg
  • Duane Nickull
Feb 20, 2013 • 23 followers 7 answers
I’ve recently been looking into applying to some incubators and accelerators as a solo founder and it seems ... more
  • Michael Barnathan
  • Eric Rogness
  • Helen Adeosun
  • John Pettus
  • Candice Hughes
  • Andy Keil
  • Charlene Brown, MD, MPH
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