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Incubation Nation: Where Great Ideas Are Born

Spun out of university research labs or started by local entrepreneurs trying to supercharge their hometowns, business incubators are everywhere. This map puts the spotlight on 20 initiatives.

By Nitasha Tiku and April Joyner | May 1, 2010
Seattle
Microsoft alum incubate start-ups
Corvallis, OR
Entrepreneurial academics inquire within
Boulder
Summer camp for promising start-ups
Salt Lake City
Subsidized lab space for techies
Oklahoma City
Funding at every stage of development
Kansas City, KS
Everybody get a mentor!
Austin
Ten weeks of advice from 20 mentors
Phoenix
Plans to assist 2,000 start-ups
San Diego
First incubator for early-stage tech firms
Kona, HI
Harnessing the sun and sea for profit
 
Detroit
New ventures grow in GM’s shadow
Cleveland
Seed funding for minority CEOs
Madison, WI
Tech transfer in Dairyland
Fargo, ND
A patron funds a vaccine corridor
Rochester, NY
Business prodigies get their own dorm
Suffolk, VA
A nexus of government contractors
Birmingham, AL
Some 140,000 square feet of innovation
Ridgeland, MS
Funding for 125 start-ups in one year
Atlanta
Building on ideas from six universities
New Orleans
How about your own MBA team?

20 Cool Business Incubators

A look at 20 places across the country where great ideas are being hatched.
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Last updated: May 1, 2010




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