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07-21-17

As New Orleans Economy Recovers, Focus Shifts to Growing Inclusive Clusters and Entrepreneurship

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Among its devastating effects, Hurricane Katrina had a destructive impact on regional employment. The storm, and its aftermath, eliminated more than 190,000 jobs in New Orleans alone. In the months following the disaster, employment rolls fell precipitously and remained stubbornly low, even as investment in the city began to increase. Now, over 10 years later, the New Orleans economy is bouncing back, and a focus on clusters and entrepreneurship are some of the major drivers of the city’s post-Katrina growth. Read More


04-03-17

Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Incubators and Accelerators—the Search for Effective Strategies

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Last month, following the announcement of the latest cohort of companies selected for Techstars Seattle, Managing Director Chris DeVore penned a very public plea for help. In a blog post entitled “Techstars Seattle Diversity Update: Failing, Frustrated + Asking for Help,” DeVore writes: “While I am proud and excited about ... Read More


01-09-17

Benchmarking Metrics for High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators

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Despite the proliferation and growing support for incubators and accelerators, especially in the technology sector, data and research measuring their performance is surprisingly limited. Some incubators and accelerators simply don’t capture any data on their programs or the businesses they support. And those tracking robust performance metrics often lack benchmarks ... Read More



11-02-16

Catalyzing a National Conversation: #AccelerateInclusivity

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Until they fully engage women and minority entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators will not truly jumpstart urban entrepreneurship. Last week, ICIC hosted a national conversation at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Boston, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, the Boston Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, about what it will take to create more inclusive entrepreneurial hubs. Read More


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