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

PowerPoint: Creativity & Games

Overview: Over 500 million people use PowerPoint, including 6 million teachers. This Microosft product garners 95% of the presentation software market. However, a great many users dislike using PowerPoint; hence popular expressions like ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and ‘PowerPoint Hell’. However, this is unfair. The critics confuse generally boring content and poor design with the medium itself. This is like blaming canvas for …

Howard Esbin, PhDPowerPoint: Creativity & Games

MaRS Future Leaders & iStar

“MaRS is a Toronto based business incubator that works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building the future… MaRS Future Leaders is a unique immersive and experiential program for 13- to 18-year-olds who are interested in both learning about entrepreneurship and gaining hands-on experience. This week long program enables high …

Howard Esbin, PhDMaRS Future Leaders & iStar

Mapping Virtual Team Use Across Sectors

Introduction Five broad spheres of activity have been identified that make use of virtual teams: Business/Industry, Education, Military, Healthcare, and Non Profit Voluntary Organizations. All basically share the same fundamental challenges and opportunities associated with virtual teaming generally. That is, how can ostensible virtual strangers become high functioning collaborators without ever meeting face-to-face? Business / Industry The Business-to-Business channel has three sub …

Howard Esbin, PhDMapping Virtual Team Use Across Sectors