Incuba8 (pronounced “incubate”) is all about moving forward ideas, community, start-ups, businesses, products, and events. We are about cultivating action in community to create a positive impact. It’s about mobilizing ideas and concepts with the best design and support possible. Incuba8 is about hatching ideas into reality.
Incuba8 has designed the following elements to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship. Each element focuses on the individual who has ideas and mobilizes them through connecting them to knowledge, resources, encouragement, and opportunities (the four things that can hold people back).
All of Incuba8′s initiatives incorporate the key elements of “hotbeds of Talent” identified by Daniel Coyle in the The Talent Code, including “targeted methods of practicing, specific methods of motivating, and coaching.”
For more information, email Caryn at incuba8 dot com.
As articulated by MI Rick Snyder at the Michigan Emerging Conference, an entrepreneurial ecosystem has 5 main components:
• Great ideas & technology
Incuba8 focuses on creating a culture that incorporates the other elements to naturally spur entrepreneurial activities. Cultivating entrepreneurship can be done through intentional design of the entrepreneurial pipeline to mobilize people realizing their ideas.
This process involves mapping out the entrepreneurship process and making sure there are mechanisms in place to help provide the tools aspiring entrepreneur’s need.
We focus on creating a toolbox within a culture (i.e. the support structures to accelerate the aspiring entrepreneur’s personal ability to navigate the start-up process) and even the owner’s manual of how to use these tools. Incuba8 encourages individuals to pursue their ideas and watches them go. The aspiring entrepreneur’s own their concept; there is no hand-holding. We have simply helped facilitate the pipeline to make it natural.