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Engaging in crazy hobbies help come up with creative solutions at work

Guhesh Ramanathan, who runs startup incubator Excubator, got hooked to scuba diving 17 years ago and is now an avid underwater photographer. “I think I’ve become pretty damn good at it,” said Ramanathan, a former Intel executive. 20 more words

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Finance NM: Incubators, accelerators nurture entrepreneurs

Some privately-run incubators incorporate aspects of the accelerator model, which emphasizes mentoring to fast-track business growth. These hybrids include the BioScience Center for bioscience and life-science startups in Albuquerque; FatPipe ABQ … 16 more words

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Business policies giving Needham an edge over Newton

Another example: Resistance from board members recently prompted Mayor Setti Warren to drop his proposal to convert an old library building in Newton Centre into a satellite office for startup incubator MassChallenge. 22 more words

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How hobbies now spring up ideas for big starups for people like Srikanth Nadhamuni

Four teak wooden pillars adorn the wall, giving the room a feel of the maharaja days of old Mysore. The CEO of startup incubator Khosla Labs picked the pillars off a junkyard in Mysore, and spent weekends removing paint, grime and fungi on the wood and … 16 more words

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Eastern Europe gets on right side of angel investors

“It started because we saw a lack of a structured way to fund these ideas,” says Sawicki, who has backed at least a dozen start-ups and is currently invested in five companies through a business incubator and three via direct investments. 20 more words

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Hutbay Organizes Meetup for Startups in Need of Office Space

especially early-stage ones that may not have the capacity to single-handedly rent a full office space, making it possible for them to join forces with other startups. 29 more words

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Startup accelerators need to change

According to many alumni, the biggest advantage is free office space, which arguably categorises MassChallenge as a “business incubator” rather than a “startup accelerator”. Since the definition of what an “accelerator” can change from … 16 more words

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