I had been working on this list for a while and my main objective was to find out how many virtual incubators started before we even thought about starting IdeaGist. My friends know that IdeaGist did not start as a virtual incubator. It was started as a place for people to share their ideas.
Virtual Business Incubators List
Here is the ever-growing global list of virtual incubators that either shared the plan to stat one, started but could not sustain or currently offering virtual incubator services:
I have taken the initial list from Vasily Ryzhonkov’s site and validated most of them. The status “Inactive” represents that the website does not exist anymore. In many cases, the host organization of the virtual incubator still exists so they are not showing inactive. I have tried to categorize all sites as per their current information. I may have made mistakes and apologize for any errors.
If you would like me to add your virtual incubator to this list or help me correct some of the mistakes, please leave me a comment.
This list is sorted alphabetically but a future addition to this list may not be sorted correctly.
About the author bias: Hassan Syed is the founder of IdeaGist, the world’s first SaaS-based virtual incubator, offering a turnkey virtual incubator for early-stage ideas to economic development organizations and educational institutions worldwide.