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:

Name Site Status Site Type
28 Squared a Virtual Incubator & Artist Collective Inactive Unknown
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) VBI Inactive Association
Baldwin County Virtual Business Incubator Inactive Consulting
BAVIN Inactive Other
BCC's Virtual Incubator Inactive Unknown
Bitcoin startup virtual incubator Active Accelerator
Biz Starters Active Coaching
Black Hills Virtual Business Incubation Program Inactive Announcement
BLOSSOM: The Virtual Incubator for Nonprofits Active Virtual Incubator
Bridge for Billions Active Virtual Incubator
Business E-ncubator Active Other
CAP Services (USA) Active Community Support
Chimbaweb Inactive Unknown
CleverX Active Virtual Incubator
Cross Border Virtual Incubator (CBVI) Active Online Training
CrowdIt Inactive Unknown
Current VI Inactive Unknown
eCubation Inactive Unknown
eFactory VBI Program Active Accelerator
Endeavor Center VI Active Incubator
EnterpriseHelsinki's NewCo Factory virtual incubator Active Accelerator
European Virtual Accelerator Active Virtual Incubator
European Virtual Incubator  for Training and Support High-Tech SMEs Inactive eLearning
Exchange Nexus Inactive Unknown
EXPLORE Energy Inactive Virtual Incubator
Faster Capital Active Virtual Incubator
Fort Collins Virtual Business Incubator Inactive Virtual Incubator
GR SmartZone virtual incubator program Inactive Unknown
GrowHighlands.com  Active Community Support
Hubelo Virtual Incubator  Active Virtual Incubator
HVADC’s Incubator Without Walls Program Active Economic Development
IdeaGist Active Virtual Incubator
Incubator Without Walls (Eastern Washington University’s College of Business and PublicAdministration’s Business Resource Center) Inactive University
Incubator Without Walls (WHCA) Active Virtual Incubator
Incubator Without Walls Entrepreneurship Program Inactive Virtual Incubator
Incubator without Walls Outreach Program  (ARK-LA-TEX Regional Export & Technology Center (ARETC) Active Economic Development
INCUBATOR WITHOUT WALLS PROGRAM (BizWorks enterprize center) Active Co-Working Space
Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Virtual Incubator Program (VIP) Active Incubator
International Business Incubator in San Jose Inactive Unknown
IWOW Active Virtual Incubator
IWW – Incubator Without Walls (MaineStream Finance) Active Virtual Incubator
Journey Page VBI Inactive Unknown
KURUVINDUM Active Virtual Incubator
Mash Lab Active Virtual Incubator
Mashauri Inactive Unknown
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's virtual incubator Active Virtual Incubator
Miller Business Innovation Center – on-site and virtual business incubator Active Incubator
Minnesota SBDC Active Community Support
Morph Ventures Active Consulting
Netrepid Active Cloud Services
North Carolina A&T VI Active University
nReduce Active Coaching
NWAAC Virtual Incubator Active University
Odette Project for Technology, Innovation and Commercialization – Virtual Incubator (OPTIC-VI) Inactive Virtual Incubator
One Million by One Million (1M/1M) Active Virtual Incubator
Palo Alto Area Virtual Incubator Active Economic Development
Reality Crowd TV Media Corp Inactive Unknown
SD Tech Fund Virtual Incubator Active Techology Development
SDEE Virtual Incubator Odette Project for Technology, Innovation and Commercialization – Virtual Incubator (OPTIC-VI) Active Entrepreneur Support
Startup Plays Inactive Unknown
Startup Wave Active Virtual Incubator
Startup.co Active Platform
StartupQuest Active Online Training
The Bridge Virtual Incubator Active Virtual Incubator
The NJIT Incubator Without Walls Inactive Unknown
The Pacesetters VBI Program Inactive Incubator
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Virtual Business Incubator Active Virtual Incubator
VBI (Rio Salado College) Inactive Virtual Incubator
VBI at Accelerator (London`s BI) Active Accelerator
Vincubator Active Techology Development
Virtual Business Group Active Other
Virtual Business Incubator (ProRegio Foundation Inactive Unknown
Virtual Business Incubator Pilot Project in Madison Active Government
Virtual Incubation Program (HTDC) Active Government
Virtual Incubation Program (Renaissance Entrepreneurship center) Active Entrepreneur Support
Virtual Incubator Program (Innovation Network) Active Community Support
Virtual Incubator.In Active Virtual Incubator
Virtual Science Park Inactive Unknown
Virtual Student Business Incubator Active University
Virtual World Incubator Active Virtual Incubator
Youth CITIES Active Education

If you would like me to add your virtual incubator to this list or help us correct some of the mistakes, please leave us a comment. We 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. We have tried to categorize all sites as per their current information. We may have made mistakes and apologize for any errors.

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.