Just like humans, companies have life cycles and undergo distinct developmental phases.
While every company is unique, almost all go through certain stages with specific challenges and needs. As a result, organizations such as incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces have been established to help entrepreneurs nurture and scale their companies.
For less capital-intensive organizations, such as software and app startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Uber, this incubator-to-accelerator-to co-working space model has proven to be extremely effective. But for “tough tech” startups like robotics or biomedical there are many barriers to entry and stumbling blocks that traditional startup support organizations are not equipped to handle. Over the last few years, we have begun to see a growing need for a similar ecosystem to support robotics, biomedical, energy and new materials startups.
This has resulted in the emergence of a new type of startup support system: the startup escalator.
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