Accelerators and Incubators

How Cities can Become Better Than the Next Silicon Valley

09/12/16
This guest post is the first in a series by Kauffman Foundation grantees and other partners sharing insights on entrepreneurship diversity and inclusion.
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SBA to Award $3.95 Million to Accelerators Across U.S.

05/09/16
Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration launched a $3.95 million Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models -- with a special emphasis on parts of the country where there are fewer conventional sources of early stage capital. More than 75 winners will be selected to receive $50,000 each.
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A Hard Look at Accelerators

04/11/16
In my third commentary arising from programming at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress last month, I share comments about evidence to determine the effectiveness of accelerators. While many startup success stories like Facebook did not involve accelerators, most entrepreneurs now consider them part of the start and scale journey. This has driven demand for the launch of hundreds of accelerator programs around the world, prompting us to question how differences across accelerator programs influence startup performance.
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Puff the Magic Dragon? China Equity Group’s Incubator Purchase and What It Means for the US

03/07/16
China Equity Group and Hanxin Capital recently announced a $713 million fund (Cocoon Networks) to invest in European start-ups. In addition, they will be partnering with the University of London to establish an incubator to help start-ups expand into the Chinese market. According to the CEO of Cocoon, Jack Zai, the Europe shift is due in part to disillusionment with some aspects of stateside investment, including competitive rounds and high valuations.

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The future of entrepreneurship data – getting to know CrunchBase

02/11/16
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores CrunchBase data and reports on co-hosted CrunchBase-Kauffman session in San Francisco
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The Evolution of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses

10/29/15
Exploring the evolution of entrepreneurship on college campuses -- a timeline
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Crowdsourcing Crowdfunding Rules

10/19/15
Crowdfunding is opening up large amounts of early stage capital for entrepreneurs. As regulators struggle to write new rules for this exploding phenomenon, they might do well to crowdsource their own questions and experiences.

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Entrepreneurship Education and Training: What Works?

07/29/15
This series will explore where the state of research stands, what has been concretely proven to work, where the gaps of knowledge lay and what we as educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers and researchers can do to fill them.
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In Search of a Blueprint for Urban Civic Innovation Hubs

06/15/15
In pursuit of sparking their entrepreneurship ecosystems, cities are getting smarter at empowering local civic entrepreneurs to solve municipal challenges while catalyzing new local industries. According to Donna Harris of the Washington D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, a key ingredient is connectivity.
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