Why incubators don't work

Millions are being funnelled into incubation programmes that fail entrepreneurs and damage the industry.

20 March 2018

Business incubators and accelerators have been touted as the ‘magic bullet’ that will take the country’s emerging businesses to the next level.

The concept of setting up a space were startup companies could set themselves up, get mentored and so become better prepared to grow into a going concern is an attractive offering, but there are few if any indicators that incubators and accelerators are actually working.

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