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Here you will find articles on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, virtual incubation, and how to use IdeaGist.

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota generates 220 startups per 100K of the population, which is 80% above the national average of 140 startups per 100K. We are very innovative and there seems to be no shortage of ideas. Unfortunately, if we look at the results from SBA, we see that...

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

To help young entrepreneurs, IdeaGist has developed a self-paced training program that anyone can take for free. This training program will help you in getting a better understanding of the practical work that you will need to do along the way. To be successful in...

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...

Getting started with IdeaGist Digital Incubation

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Digital Incubation Platform! IdeaGist platform helps people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global...

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world-changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone...

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

By Richard Feloni, Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship   All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and face obstacles entirely out of their control. The best are able to process each failure, learn from it, and continue forward with a...

Do you need a Co-Founder? A 4 item checklist.

Does thinking of finding a partner or co-founder to help convert your idea into a viable business leave you hopelessly confused or fearful? You are not alone. Everyone you ask will have a strong opinion. And each opinion is conflicting. Some would tell you that it is...

3 Ways to Talk About Your Big Idea Without Giving It Away

By Hassan Syed Big Idea! Your idea is brewing in your mind. You're excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect...

Social Media Marketing is a Powerful, Budget-Friendly Advertising Tool for Start-ups

Social Media Marketing for Start-Ups Guest blog by Liz Ernst Start-ups on a budget need to utilize smart marketing opportunities, and social media should be one of the first options they turn to. Social media provides valuable advertising space that costs...
Success ahead

The road to success is ahead. Don’t look back

Success ahead Successful startups know that the road to success is ahead. No looking back. IdeaGist can help you move forward. success...
startup funding incubators

The right startup incubator can offer valuable resources on the path toward growth and success

With the right incubator, today's startup founders get a jumpstart on the path toward growth and success in the critical early development phase. Business incubators help startups navigate to each next step of development by providing access to experienced business...
game changer

Innovation should be the game changer

Be the game changer with your innovative ideas. Learn how IdeaGist's virtual incubator can help you change the...
doubt kills dreams

Doubt is the fear of failure, but failure can lead to success

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will When self-doubt creeps into your mind and you start to question yourself, you can start to lose confidence in your ability to carry through to your goal. To be successful, one needs to believe that they have the ability,...

Innovation survives when people believe in their ideas

Innovation survives by trusting your insticts. "Innovation survives only when people believe in their own ideas." ~ Levo League Always be on the lookout for new ways to innovate. You can’t afford to stop moving forward—markets change, as do your customers’ needs. You...

5 steps you can take when you feel like quitting your business

When you feel like quitting If you’ve been trying to grow your business alone, discouragement can easily undermine you and make you question whether accomplishing your goal is even possible. If you’re experiencing this trepidation, you are not alone. Plenty of now...

Start developing that idea you can’t stop thinking about

Get started developing your idea Have an idea you’d like to develop but don’t know where to start? Are you already working on an idea?  It’s time to start developing that idea. Apply for online incubation guidance with IdeaGist—the largest virtual incubator for...
start-up tasks

The secret to managing tasks so you can move forward

Task management 101 Learn how IdeaGist can help you get...

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota generates 220 startups per 100K of the population, which is 80% above the national average of 140 startups per 100K. We are very innovative and there seems to be no shortage of ideas. Unfortunately, if we look at the results from SBA, we see that...

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world-changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone...

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

To help young entrepreneurs, IdeaGist has developed a self-paced training program that anyone can take for free. This training program will help you in getting a better understanding of the practical work that you will need to do along the way. To be successful in...

IdeaGist Cohort 2018 and Smart Members updates and reminders

Smart entrepreneurship: here are some quick updates and reminders for this week: IdeaGist hits the Globe - As of April 23, 2018, IdeaGist has users from all 195 UN recognized countries. IdeaGist 2018  - We have started the 2nd 2018 cohort with  230 entrepreneurs....

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

IdeaGist Gist Points How many times has a colleague or fellow entrepreneur reviewed a project you're developing, contributed to your brainstorming sessions, or even provided their own blood, sweat, and tears to help you grow a business or product? How often have they...

Stand out startup: 5 ways to make your startup stand out!

Stand out startup: Check out this article from Tech.co for 5 things you can do make your startup stand out. Start developing your stand-out business or product idea today, and move closer to your goal. Click here to start   Stand out...

IdeaGist Platform Features

IdeaGist Platform features IdeaGist is the largest digital incubation platform that actually focuses on the whole entrepreneurial ecosystem, offering benefits to all important ecosystem partners. Here you will find a full list of features and benefits that IdeaGist...

How to vote for an idea on IdeaGist

IdeaGist platform offers voting feature that helps in creating consensus among community members. If there is a voting round enabled, you will see a timer on your community dashboard. To vote for an idea, visit the idea page. On top of the idea page, you will see the...

Why do startups fail? Here are the top 20 reasons

Why startups fail: a comprehensive research brief Most startups that fail do so for a multitude of reasons. Knowing the whys and hows of startup failure can help entrepreneurs plan ahead for success. From deficient product-market fit to team member conflicts, new data...

IdeaGist 2017 Mentors: Obi Umegbolu

IdeaGist 2017: Obi Umegbolu, mentor IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017. Mentor: IdeaGist 2017 Mentor: Obi Umegbolu Location: London, UK IdeaGist link:...

Idea of the Month for Students

Starting from March 1, 2018, IdeaGist will provide gift certificates to participating educational institutions for one-year virtual incubation under the "Idea of the Month" program. These gift certificates are initially sponsored by Bir Ventures USA for up to ten...

Redeem an Incubation Voucher

You may have received a gift card from IdeaGist for either a Do-It-Yourself Virtual Incubator Package or Premium Virtual Incubation Package. Please follow these instructions to redeem your gift: Visit the community site that is stated on the gift card. Look for words...

Top Blockchain Ideas – cryptocurrencies not included

If you are following technology news, you probably have already thought about bitcoins as a scam or as a great opportunity. Maybe you feel that you missed the boat, or happy that you stayed out of it. Maybe you have made your fortune on Bitcoins. This love/hate...

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Amar Dani

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Amar Dani IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017 IDEA: App to educate and engage kids and teens about wildlife and conservation...

Why mentors help entrepreneurs?

IdeaGist is the largest virtual business incubator for early-stage ideas, connecting 28,000 users from all over the world. The IdeaGist platform also connects entrepreneurs with mentors, advisors, investors, and innovators. Currently, there are approximately 1,100...

IdeaGist 2017 Mentors: Dev Dutta

Dev Dutta, mentor IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017. Mentor: Dev Dutta Mentoring: Debate it Forward Location: Durham, New Hampshire IdeaGist...

Technology trends that will influence startups in 2018

Happy New Years entrepreneurs, startup founders, and innovators. You're the change agents who will make things happen in business and technology over the next 12 months. Forecasters are telling us that by this time next year, India will have grown bigger, cars will...

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Caitlin Marlotte

Caitlin Marlotte, idea maker IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Caitlin Marlotte IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017 IDEA: Instruments in The Cloud Idea owner:...

Be a Goal Digger

Be a Goal Digger for startup success Learn how IdeaGist can help you achieve your startup goals Goal...

IdeaGist 2017 Mentors: Rahul Sethi

Rahul Sethi, mentor IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017. Mentor: Rahul Sethi Mentoring:  Jeff Lippert Location: Mumbai, India IdeaGist...

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Leah Shapiro, Debate it Forward

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Leah Shapiro, Debate it Forward IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. Here we highlight some of the idea makers and mentors involved in IdeaGist2017. IDEA: Debate it Forward Idea owner: Leah Shapiro...

Global List of Virtual Business Incubators and Accelerators

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...

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