What is wrong with incubators and why are we starting a new one?

When Bill Gross created Idealabin 1996, during the early days of the internet boom, startup incubators were a fairly unique concept. Incubators differ from research and tech parks. Incubators are strictly dedicated to startups. Most tech parks do not offer any business assistance services. Business incubation has jump-started our economy in many cases. Now accelerators and incubators have multiplied and are found all over the world. In the most recent count, it was determined that there are more than 6000 accelerators and incubators out there. In theory, they do a great job. In our local market, 1871 is a thriving […] Read More

The hitchhikers guide to part-time non-tech founders

Is it possible to launch a startup while working somewhere else? It’s a question that many new founders face. You have new business ideas – ones that are most likely related to your current job or interests. Unfortunately, most people with these thoughts do not take action and the contemplation of starting a business never amounts to more than a dream. While this is an unfortunate truth for the majority of potential entrepreneurs, a handful of them do actually take the plunge and become successful, full-time entrepreneurs. When I started my software development company, I had a full-time position at […] Read More

MobOffer – Social Demand Aggregation

Why are Groupon and Living Social losing popularity? Customers sent to businesses via daily deal sites are price buyers and not loyal customers. Once the rush of customers wears off, many businesses never see these people again. Deals can be used to increase awareness, but retaining customers is a different story. Another problem is anticipating demand. In the process, some businesses find themselves falling short and running out of product or time in order to handle the sudden surge of business due to the deals. In turn, this can create a lot of unsatisfied customers that will not only never […] Read More

The Crisis of Mid-Career Entrepreneurs

We started iScripts.com in 2005, offering just a few software scripts to build online businesses. Early on, we weren’t exactly sure who would need our products but concluded that target customers would be webmasters managing several websites. Our software made the process easier for them by cutting down on time and effort needed to build elaborate platforms. After some time, we began getting inquiries from entrepreneurs looking to create online businesses. In response to this, we created web software with customizable business models already built into the software. We attempted to produce internet scripts, including optimal business models for each […] Read More

SocialDefender – Social Reputation Management Platform

Social media can be hard to control. From small and medium-sized businesses lacking additional manpower, to large companies requiring a method for scheduling numerous team members, we decided to create a tool that will add additional value to social media efforts. Social Defender provides real-time social media monitoring, insights and gives the ability to accurately moderate social media efforts and understand customer sentiment. By using the tool, businesses can manage multiple social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, G+, blogs and forums using just one login. This social media management tool gives businesses the ability to analyze what is […] Read More