What Do Incubators Look For

There are about 150 incubators in India, and they are emerging as an important entity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. What do incubaors look for when selecting a startup?

Many incubators are housed in academic institutions and they look for a synergy between the startup and the research, consulting and entrepreneurial intrests of faculty. They are also looking for some way in which the startups as a whole can add to the experience of the particpants in their academic programmes. Obviously they are looking for ideas that can make it big, as opposed to ideas that can just make do, and finally they like a technology orientation.

So talk to other incubatees, executives at the incubator and the network to find out the specific likes and dislikes of the incubator. As in everything, knowledge is power in this game.

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