Entrepreneur's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is an eIncubator?
An eIncubator, sometimes called an accelerator, is a business incubator that assists
companies with their online business strategies and online presence. The general
goals of an eIncubator are to create a safe environment for early business development
and to ensure the rapid growth and success of its business ventures. eIncubators
provide a wide range of services, including financial resources, human resources,
office services and equipment, and management advisory services. Like venture
capital firms, eIncubators have a selection criteria and generally focus on a
specific industry or market segment. Many eIncubators will accept companies in
the very early stages of development. In exchange for their support and assistance,
most eIncubators receive equity in the business ventures. Specific eIncubator
policies will vary, due to a wide range of laws and generally accepted practices.
Why should I use
With the need for speed becoming increasingly important, many Internet
start-ups and business ventures are looking for ways to accelerate their
business development and growth. eIncubators can provide the necessary
business resources and credibility to significantly increase your chances
of success. In fact, the Impact of Incubator Investments Study
states that 87% of incubator graduates are still in business. As the one-stop
online resource connecting you with a global network of eIncubators, eIncubator.com
can quickly put you in contact with quality eIncubators in your regional
What are the necessary
is looking for a wide range of applicants. We can assist entrepreneurs
with just an idea to small start-ups that are looking for additional business
services and resources. Depending on the specific requirements of eIncubators
in your regional area, business qualifications will vary.
is necessary to sign-up?
The basic information necessary to register with eIncubator.com
is contact information, regional location, business idea, and eIncubation
services required. Depending on the specific requirements of eIncubators
in your regional area, the amount and level of information will vary.
Therefore, we recommend you fill out as much information as possible on
our Entrepreneur sign-up form.
How much does eIncubator.com
charge entrepreneurs for its services?
Our services are completely free! We want to make sure that
everyone has access to our global network. Therefore, our services are
designed to help companies grow their online businesses quickly and succeed
in the Internet age.
What happens after
After you submit you application, our staff may contact you with follow-up
questions to better understand your eIncubation needs. Based on this information,
we will identify potential eIncubators and start-up services from our
database. We will contact you for approval to circulate your information
to our "targeted" eIncubators and then contact them with the appropriate
information. If there is mutual interest, we will give you the eIncubator's
specific contact information so you can begin discussions directly with
them. It's that simple!
Who sees my application?
As stated in our privacy statement, all of
your information, not just the sensitive information, is kept confidential
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are
granted access to your information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date
on our security and privacy practices.
We do everything in
our power to protect your information both online and off-line. We do
not pass it along without discussion and agreement from you. All submitted
information is treated as confidential by our staff, partners, and advisors.
The information you submit is used to evaluate your business and eIncubation
needs. Because we review so many business proposals, we do not sign formal
confidentiality agreements, since it would be difficult to pinpoint the
origin of an idea. The ability to receive the appropriate resources to
grow your business quickly is often more important than the confidentiality
of the idea. Therefore, we want to make sure that you receive those resources
as quickly as possible. Please do not send us any highly confidential
or proprietary information. We can usually evaluate a business opportunity
without that level of detail.
How long does the
There are many variables that determine how long the process takes. We
will work as quickly as possible to put you in touch with the right eIncubator
and/or start-up services. And, throughout the process, we will keep you
posted on our activities and expected time lines. However, depending on
the number of eIncubators in your regional area and your business needs,
this time will vary. We also recommend that you continue other efforts
to meet your business needs in conjunction with eIncubator.com
to increase your chances of meeting your goals most quickly.
I am NOT a North
American resident; can I still apply?
is a global eIncubator Network! We are committed to working
with entrepreneurs and eIncubators worldwide.
If you have any additional
questions, please send us a note at