The 4 fundamental business models of incubators

When choosing an incubation programme or an innovation partner, entrepreneurs and  organisations need to be aware of their underlying business models Singapore’s start-up ecosystem has been growing fast. The number of startups here has increased by more than three times in the past decade[1]. One only needs to visit the startup enclave LaunchPad at One […] The post The 4 fundamental business models of incubators appeared first on e27.


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When choosing an incubation programme or an innovation partner, entrepreneurs and  organisations need to be aware of their underlying business models

Singapore’s start-up ecosystem has been growing fast. The number of startups here has increased by more than three times in the past decade[1]. One only needs to visit the startup enclave LaunchPad at One north to find out how vibrant the startup scene is. The JTC hub is home to more than 800 startups and close to 50 incubators[2]. Incubators in the ecosystem play an important role behind successful startups by providing targeted business assistance at very early stages of the company.

In recent years, I have had the chance of interacting and collaborating with different incubators in Singapore and overseas. Although many of them offer similar business assistance, they have vastly different business models which define their priorities. I would classify incubators into four different categories:...

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