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

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding Check List for Legal Compliance in the United States We are in the process of launching our first crowdfunding campaign for IdeaGist Blockchain Incubator and our team was tasked to investigate the complex process of legal compliance. Here is our...
innovative students

Innovative students in India win big for their blockchain-based marketplace, AgroChain

“Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation.”                                                                                                                                                                 ~...

Build your startup dream before someone beats you to it

Build your startup dream ...before someone else does. Learn how IdeaGist can help. build your startup dream
start before ready

Habits of successful entrepreneurs:they start before they’re quite ready

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of risk-takers.  Ask any successful startup founder for some words of advice and they're likely to tell you: start before you're ready. Act now before someone else executes your idea. Join the largest virtual incubator in the world....
path to start-up success

Your Path to Start-UP Success

Find out how IdeaGist can help you find your path to start-up success.
Life is short. Create stuff that matters.

Life is Short. Create stuff that matters

Life is short. Create stuff that matters. Start working on your creative and innovative idea today, click here to start   Life is short. Create stuff that matters.

Small Teams Can Accomplish Great Things

Small teams can accomplish great things. Find out how IdeaGist's virtual business incubator can show you how.

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...

Turn Your Product or Service Idea into a Reality—Here’s How

  Guest blog by Liz Ernst You’ve put much thought into developing that product or service idea that’s been on your mind for a long time, and you feel fairly confident people will buy it. But how can you make certain that your product will be a success? If you...
Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Result of All Passed Students of Pilot Cohort

Name Percentage Institution Name Abbas Ahmad 70 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abbas Khan 70 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdul Wakeel 60 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdullah 60 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdullah Bin Saif 60 Abdul Wali Khan...

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding Check List for Legal Compliance in the United States We are in the process of launching our first crowdfunding campaign for IdeaGist Blockchain Incubator and our team was tasked to investigate the complex process of legal compliance. Here is our...

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

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?

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...

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

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...

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

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

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....

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

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 startup

IdeaGist Platform Features

IdeaGist Platform Features

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

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...