Could a startup incubator be right for your company?

Could a startup incubator be right for your company?
If you are a startup looking for some help getting off the ground, you have a number of options. One such way to get help is through a startup incubator. Defining the incubator An incubator helps startups grow. Organizations like universities, non-profits, civic groups or other government entities are the most common sources of incubators. Startups have a chance to hone their products and skills while proving themselves when they are attached to an incubator. Additionally, mentoring is a hot ite...

Digitalization – The Next Step to Success

Digitalization – The Next Step to Success
“Those who don’t change will become extinct”. In 2015, IDC predicted that 30% of the top companies in any industry would be overtaken by a new competitor by 2017. Reality shows this was a conservative view. With rapid time to market for new offerings, global competition and rising customer expectations, successful ‘digitalization’ is critical for survival of all business. Simply put, digitalization is a process through which a company commits to leveraging technology to enhance or expand product...

How to encourage your startup team to kick goals

How to encourage your startup team to kick goals
Mario Andretti said, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” This is an incredible statement for the entrepreneur and young startup owner. Without goals and dedication to them, it’s hard for your startup to grow. Let’s take a look at how to encourage your startup team to kick goals so that you have a dynamite team working for you. Be delibera...

Cloud Data Breach and what you can do

Cloud Data Breach and what you can do
In 2014, a group calling themselves hackappcom posted a proof of concept script on the popular code repository called Github that would allow for a user to attempt to breach iCloud and access a user account. This script would query iCloud services via the “Find My iPhone” API to guess username and password combinations. The problem here was that apparently Apple was not limiting the number of queries one could make, allowing attackers numerous chances to guess password combinations without the f...

No survivors post mortem of a startup failure

No survivors post mortem of a startup failure
According to one study , companies tend to meet their death around 20 months after their last round of financing. They tend to die after having raised around $1.3 million. The study goes on to report the following: 55% of startups that fail raised $1 million or less. Almost 70% of failed startups raised less than $5 million. Companies in the early stages are the most vulnerable. When things go wrong with a startup, there are often many casualties. There are no survivors post mortem of a startup ...

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