Business Incubator or StartUp Accelerator?

Business Incubator or StartUp Accelerator?


The writers, bloggers and consultants who advise you to decide between startup accelerators and business incubators are WRONG for Nevada! We want and need a different and better approach to growing our startup ecosystem in Nevada.

The StartUpNV “Battleborn” version of startup business incubation involves principles and practices that blur the line between traditional definitions of startup incubation and business acceleration in private and government funded startup ventures. StartUpNV breaks the hyper-specialization focus of the expensive, crowded, and over regulated economies of California and other places with similar attributes.

Nevada’s rough and tumble pioneer culture means we’re not politically correct as many others seek to be, rather we focus on results. Our Nevada culture demands that we use what resources we have at hand and create the needed resources that we don’t have. So StartUpNV focuses on pairing good ideas and driven founders with a unique accelerated incubation (“accubation”) process, smart capital, and an economic environment (low taxes and regulation) to make the startup business and the investors successful in better than current 7-8 year average time frame from company formation to IPO, acquisition, or another type of successful exit.

How StartUpNV works for Nevada versus traditional startup incubators or business accelerators


Business Incubator

Startup Accelerator

TimelinePitch every 90 daysNot Specific – up to 5 years10-23 weeks
FundingTailored to capital needs @ specific accubation process point: Post MVP with Initial sales and renewalsNot specified outside of a fund sponsored IncubatorTypically $10-$50k at exit
Equity1-2%Varies – typically 5%+5-10%
Commitment90 days, then monthlyAnnual office leaseProgram length
LocationVirtual, co-work, rent office or combinationIncubator officeAccelerator location
FocusScalable ventures in Nevada – no specified business typesTypically specialized – tech, med, B2C, etc.Typically specialized – tech, med, B2C, etc.
FeesUnder $250/moApplication Fee+ $750+/moApplication Fee + Travel costs ($5k+)
Entry CriteriaOpen Pitch Schedule + Transparent feasibility algorithmApply + pitch to admission boardApply + pay fees (if required)
MentorsHand-picked and rotated to attain specific 90-180 goalsVolunteers from interested membersAccelerator mgmt. and their connections
Organization Type501(c)3 economic development non-profitCommonly DE C Corp formed VCPrivate for profit corp, LLC, and/or VC fund
Capital Partners8 sources and growing: seed, angel, VC, PE and debtNone or funded by a VCFunded by Accelerator

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