It’s natural to fear launching a business, given that only one in 12 succeed. A startup incubator — a space for businesses to learn new strategies, source seed funding, and collaborate with partners — can offer a lifeline, while accelerator programs help companies grow faster. Incubators are for groups with a new idea, whereas accelerators are for startups that already have a viable product.
The National Business Incubation Association has found that 87% of businesses that used incubators survived their first five years, compared with 44% that did not use them, and big brands like Airbnb and Dropbox were launched through incubator programs. 2016 research also shows that accelerators speed up early-stage growth.
With more than 7,000 incubators globally, it can be hard for any startup to narrow down their options and find the best fit. We researched the most popular ones to find those that are proven to add value to early-stage businesses, and created a list of 10 of the best incubators and startups, spread across the world. Read on to find out more.
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