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Incubator

A non-profit or for-profit company that ensures that clients, which are all start-ups, have sufficient resources, technical knowledge, and other tools needed to succeed on their own. Incubator firms may charge a fee for these services, take equity in the company, or in some cases, even provide advice for free. A venture capital firm may or may not provide incubator services.

incubator

An organization designed to assist start-up companies, generally with respect to providing knowledge and technical assistance.
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Table 48: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for CO2 Incubators - Annual Sales Figures in units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 Value Analytics III-44
As with other incubators in the United States, the Texas incubators have a diverse set of entrance and exit criteria.
Small Business Administration, 1988), Smilor (1987) reported that almost twice as many firms succeeded as failed when participating in an incubator; a year later Kerr (1988) reported that 80% of incubator businesses were still in business 5 years after start-up: and two years later Gaulding (1989) reported "legitimate incubators increase their tenant companies' chance of success between 80 and 93% as compared with 20% in the general economy.
So far, seven business incubators have been funded in Arkansas, Pruett says.
Company representatives have presented a $25,000 contribution to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices.
This WISP-TR dry bath incubator is different with other incubators for it is a 3-in-1 mini dry bath incubator.
The demand on incubators is quite high and the incubators themselves are expensive.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Color Technology Incubator (CTI) was chosen as the best nanotechnology incubator in Iran in 2011.
The goal of business incubators is to increase the chance that a start-up will succeed and achieve growth and shorten the time and reduce the cost of establishing and growing its business.
Our research thus aims at determining if the incubators allow the incubated companies (who they accompany (2) during the first months of their activity) to be more efficient and perennial than start-ups which don't use their services.
Incubators often operate in partnership with colleges, chambers of commerce, and other resource organizations.
As business incubators gain ubiquity in various parts of the developed and developing world, incubator models have evolved in sophistication, variety and complexity.