The Startup Lifecycle: 4 Stages to Success
Greg Bullock

The Startup Lifecycle: 4 Stages to Success

No two companies share the exact same path to growth and success. The plain fact is that various factors influence how a business develops; these can include existing market conditions, industry type, founding team (or lack thereof), so on and so forth. However, there are general stages of development that a majority of startup companies experience:

  1. Market Validation

  2. Product Development

  3. Commercialization

  4. Scale and Growth

In this blog, we will offer some unique insights from leading experts in each of these areas.

How Business Incubators Help Startups Protect Intellectual Property
Greg Bullock

How Business Incubators Help Startups Protect Intellectual Property

Business incubators provide numerous services for entrepreneurs; they provide valuable mentorship and advisement at all stages of a business from validation to commercialization and growth; they typically offer high-tech infrastructure that nurtures innovation and collaboration; and they also offer tremendous guidance in the area of intellectual property.

As Mary Juetten, founder/CEO of Traklight — a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that helps entrepreneurs identify and protect their intellectual property — has stated: IP is the most valuable asset of your business. So here are a few ways in which incubation centers can keep it that way. 

Options for Startups: Business Incubation, Acceleration, Co-Working
Paige Shacklett

Options for Startups: Business Incubation, Acceleration, Co-Working

Many experienced and successful entrepreneurs share the same advice for hopeful startups: ‘Find a business incubator.’ Yet the uncharted territory of finding the right system leaves start-ups in a confusing maze of incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces without knowing which one is truly right for their business. 

Although the exact definition of accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces can vary, they each follow a general set of characteristics that can be beneficial for start-ups.

How Maker Spaces Can Offer a Win-Win for Business Incubators
Greg Bullock

How Maker Spaces Can Offer a Win-Win for Business Incubators

By now, you have surely heard of the “maker movement” – an international community of innovators, builders, engineers, entrepreneurs and others utilizing the latest in manufacturing technologies and techniques to create things. In addition, the advent of maker spaces equipped with the right tools has made the creation of products more affordable and easier than ever.

5 Reasons To Join a Business Incubator
Greg Bullock

5 Reasons To Join a Business Incubator

Business incubators have been around for decades, with most having the primary goal of educating entrepreneurs in best business practices, providing mentorship and guidance as well as offering financial support (either by taking a direct equity stake or arranging investment opportunities with VC and/or angel groups).