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People: A Key to Innovation Capability

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Top performing companies recognize that successful innovation is inherently complex. No matter how much money a company invests, or how efficient it makes its internal processes, the companies that are the most successful at innovation are those that invest significant time, effort and money in people.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:22 PM

The message educators should take out of this is that people teachers and students are important in educating for any innovation. It is not a far off and distant thing, but something immediate and in the classroom setting.

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Business & Talent Building: Problems With Incubators, and How to Solve Them

Business & Talent Building: Problems With Incubators, and How to Solve Them | Enterprise Lab | Scoop.it

"Financing isn't success, and office space isn't value...  there are over 7,500 business incubators around the world. Most of them fail."



The first business incubator in the U.S. opened in 1959 and is still operating. In the last couple of years, we have seen a renaissance in the incubator business. Pioneered by YCombinator, Silicon Valley's flagship incubator led by Paul Graham, incubators have come back with a vengeance.

 

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...incubators ...need to overcome two pitfalls: they need to provide real value, not just office space, and they need to measure success in more than just outside funding.

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YCombinator has seen some significant successes...[and] has fueled ...an incubator bubble.... Incubator are now a global phenomenon, and there isn't a major city in the world where an incubator isn't cropping up.

 

For incubators to live up to their full economic potential, they need to overcome two pitfalls: they need to provide real value, not just office space, and they need to measure success in more than just outside funding.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:08 AM

A management quote I have adapted seems to fit here: "If it can be measured with the right measures at the right time with the right tools and by the right people, it can lead to new productivity, motivation and high performance."  

Ownership of good data can power incubator success, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.  ~  Deb

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The Pros and Cons of Startup Accelerators

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Startup accelerators offer companies a chance for rapid growth, but not all programs are created equally.
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Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So - Forbes

Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So - Forbes | Enterprise Lab | Scoop.it
Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So
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In the startup world, incubators have become a common part of the landscape, helping entrepreneurs get new ideas off the ground.

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Community Colleges Are The New Business Incubators - Forbes

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Community Colleges Are The New Business Incubators
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The rumor is community colleges are fallback schools because of price or easy, last-minute admissions. But that isn't exactly the case anymore.
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Business Plan Funding: In Search Of Capital - FT.com

Business Plan Funding: In Search Of Capital - FT.com | Enterprise Lab | Scoop.it

Funding your Business Plan is a lot more difficult since the 2008 financial Crisis. Net bank lending to small businesses has fallen every month since the May 2010. Peer-to-peer lenders such as Funding Circle are growing but remain small. Some established businesses have issued their own bonds to borrow from customers. The government has launched the Funding for Lending scheme with £80bn from the Bank of England....there are a number of other alternatives....


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Dave McClure on Working with Investors / Scale-Up 101 Conference

Jakarta, 19 February 2014 Scale-Up 101 Conference's objective is to inspire and provide Indonesian entrepreneurs with world-class experience and knowledge th...
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