Virtual Incubators for Enterprise Start-Ups

There are more than 7000 accelerators and incubators globally. Some 400 are linked to a university or college. Overall this represents a $56.2 billion market, which is projected to double in 2015. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) has 1900 members in 60 countries (http://www.nbia.org). “Many people conflate business incubators with accelerators…A business incubator in the purest sense refers to an office …

Howard Esbin, PhDVirtual Incubators for Enterprise Start-Ups

Start Ups: The Challenge of Team Composition

A business start up’s team composition is one of the most crucial factors in determining future success. Indeed this “matters as much or more than the product idea” (www.steveblank.com). Businesses are typically complex and require multiple skills to operate. “Most people are good at one or maybe two of these, but it’s extremely rare to find someone who can wear …

Howard Esbin, PhDStart Ups: The Challenge of Team Composition