As an incubation manager, you are always looking to identify and nurture science and technology innovators who can become engines of economic growth. The founders of these ideas have contagious energy and passion, but often get bogged down in technical details. Only the exceptional few are “ready” to discuss how their idea is a business opportunity. So, incubation staff spends countless hours trying to decipher whether there is business value in the idea.
Quickly Identify Winning Innovations
The WKI pre-incubation platform provides a proven approach for incubator staff to assess the business viability of ideas, as well as the readiness of founders to leverage incubation services. Our methodology and tools streamline the process of identifying the most market-ready ideas and entrepreneurs. With WKI you can:
- Leverage a systematic process to assess at the early stages those ideas and entrepreneurs which have the best potential to be economic engines in your community
- Assist your local academic institutions to accelerate commercialization of campus innovations
- Get your clients and advisors speaking the common language of business value, accelerating conversations about the business opportunity
- Foster a robust community of market-ready scientists, engineers, and technology entrepreneurs
A Pre-Incubation Program for Pre-Venture Entrepreneurs
WKI’s So what? who cares? why you?® methodology and tools are the basis of a pre-incubation program. It provides incubation centers with a hands-on, interactive system to engage founders in determining whether their ideas are viable business opportunities.
The WKI pre-incubation program is also an ideal platform to collaborate with universities, research labs, institutes and others to help commercialize ideas, projects and programs that are developing on campus. It’s a powerful means for your incubator to become a go-to destination for pre-incubation services for early stage ideas throughout your economic development ecosystem. It gives incubator managers and staff the ability to engage science and tech entrepreneurs at the early stages of idea development in an exploration of the commercial readiness of their ideas. With it, you can offer a high value program that enables you and your staff to coach and collaborate with your entrepreneurial community.
The WKI pre-incubation program is comprehensive, providing everything your incubation team requires to support the pre-incubation process. This includes a proven process, tools, coaching program, and ongoing support.
It is a proven program that is making an impact at incubation centers throughout the world – and it’s proven to deliver results. The program begins with a training and certification program by WKI and is supported by a proven program with rich materials, monthly conference calls and online resources to keep coaches fresh and current on best practices.
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