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Why companies are not startups

While it’s fashionable to build corporate incubators, there’s little evidence that they deliver more than “innovation theater.” Big companies just aren’t set up for real innovation and agility.

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Is this startup ready for investment?

Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s no formal way for an investor attending a demo day to assess project maturity or quantify risks.

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Do accelerators help startups? Here’s what we found

Is the effort worth giving away equity, investing time, and creating incremental costs? Do accelerators really help new companies “jump the line”?

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7 great companies that really should not exist

Airbnb, Tinder, Yplan. These youth-focused, mobile-savvy companies are all seeing rocketing user figures and phenomenal growth. But they didn’t disrupt the travel, dating, or box office bookings markets.

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2013 was the year of the corporate accelerator

Being involved in entrepreneurism is good for a company’s image, since they seem innovative and modern when they surround themselves with young, dynamic startups.

When customers make you smarter

Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.