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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Entrepreneurs: You have been assigned this mountain…

You have been assigned this mountain to prove that it can be moved. Learn how IdeaGistt's startup incubator can help you move mountains. entrepreneurial...
Memorial Day lead by example

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders can lead by example on Memorial Day

For most of us who have lost loved ones in service to our country, Memorial Day is a day of reflection and reverie. But over the years, the day set aside to remember our fallen veterans can feel like a contradiction when the holiday takes on a celebratory air as...
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Entrepreneurs don’t succeed by following the rules

Entrepreneurs don't succeed by following rules. Learn how Ideagist can help you be a rule-breaker.
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It’s Halloween! Be Creative!

Halloween Halloween is a great opportunity to show your creativity! Find out how IdeaGist can help you sharpen your creative startup chops....

Extraordinary things often come from ordinary people

Do Extraordinary things IdeaGist can help you develop your extraordinary startup...
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What grows in your idea garden?

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IdeaGist 2017 Mentors: Joanne L. Scillitoe, Ph.D.

Joanne Scillitoe 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: Joanne L. Scillitoe, Ph.D. Mentoring: Jens Rinnelt Location: New York, NY IdeaGist...

How a Virtual Incubator can help Entrepreneurs

In my previous blog, I shared my thoughts on the pros and cons of a virtual incubator. I promised to share with you a global list of virtual incubators in my next blog, but I am still working on it; it is taking longer than I thought. For now, you can access a...

IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Jens Rinnelt

Jens Rinnelt, idea maker IdeaGist 2017 Idea Makers: Jens Rinnelt. 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: Human Business – Making Business Human Idea...

Pros and Cons of Virtual Incubator Model

Background In my previous blog on Virtual Incubators, I pointed out the potential for disruption of the traditional incubator industry through the rise of virtual incubators. In this blog, I will suggest some pros and cons of a virtual incubator model. The inspiration...

Virtual Incubators

Background Incubators have been around from the 1950’s, but became increasingly popular in the 1990’s reaching 7,000 incubators worldwide today [InBIA]. There is still a debate on how to define a business incubator. There are many competing ideas that include...

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs (34 of them, by experts)

Time management tips for busy entrepreneurs I came across a great new blog today, offering 34 time management tips for busy entrepreneurs like you! Take away: time management is critical for entrepreneurs. Tips include: •  Taking advantage of just-in-time learning •...

Start-up Ideas

Start-up Ideas The IdeaGist team is hard at work selecting 50 startup ideas for IdeaGist 2017. Stay tuned to hear their stories.   IdeaGist Virtual Incubator helps people with innovative ideas launch their start-ups. IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator...

IdeaGist 2017 Application Deadline is June 30.

IdeaGist 2017 applications are due by June 30! F6S is taking applications for IdeaGist 2017. Simply click here for information, and we'll get you started on your application right away. IdeaGist Virtual Incubator plans to help a large number of people with innovative...

  Start-up news: Great article by Ray Zinn in Entrepreneur June 5 titled  "The 5-Step Formula for Success; Prepare for failure so you know how to avoid it." According to Zinn, "There are many “rules” to success. Here are the most important rules for not failing, plus...

Naming Your Start-Up: Techcrunch Looks at the Trends

"Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short, memorable, descriptive, and easy to pronounce." Techcrunch's article "The Bizarre Naming Trends That Modern Startups Follow" is the result of a search for naming trends among  more...

3 Steps To Make Vision and Action A Perfect Fit In Your Startup

Guest blog by Pascal Finette Are you wasting time optimizing the wrong thing? Talking to the wrong customers and partners? Measuring the wrong metrics? Recently I was asked to look at a friend’s business and provide some candid feedback. He has a strong vision for...

Turning Vision into Action: Tap Your Inner Motivator

Turning vision into action: 3 steps to achieving your dreams Whether it's a start-up idea you've been putting off for too long, or a lifestyle achievement that drives your imagination, success is yours for the taking. Here are three steps that, if you're willing to...

Start-up Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Plan Not to Make

  Most likely, you didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur because you thought it would be easy. Launching a new business is hard work, and the challenges, like the rewards, can seem monumental. Most entrepreneurs make mistakes and those who are most likely to succeed...

Guest blog: The Epic Plan to Transform Government Into a Startup

           The Epic Plan to Transform Government Into a Startup Guest blog by Richie Hecker startup transformation We have the opportunity to transform politics, making it clean and crony-free. As a citizen, this is your chance, your opportunity to participate in the...

6 Steps to Start-Up Growth and Profitability

  by Liz Ernst Entrepreneurs from all walks of life usually start out with a high level of ambition and idealism regarding their pursuit of success. They go after their venture with enthusiasm and determination, only to discover that the enchantment of start-up...

Bootstrapping 101: Self-Funding Your Startup

Bootrapping your start-uo   Guest blog by Liz Ernst Bootstrapping your start-up Whether you’re in the idea phase of starting a business or you’re in the early growth stage, you’re probably already thinking about finances. Launching and operating a business requires...

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 don’t...

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