What Should an Entrepreneur Expect from an Incubator?

As a VT KnowledgeWorks member company, I can answer that question.  What an entrepreneur expects from an incubator, Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks, delivers.

Jim was asked to write about incubators for Martin Zwillig, author of a top blog for entrepreneurs, Startup Professionals Musings.  Zwillg has over 100,000 followers on Twitter.

In What to Expect from an Incubator, Jim Flowers wrote:

Here is what I think an entrepreneur should expect from an incubator. In fact, it is what she should demand.


That's it. One word. Relationships. Everything else is trivial – useful, but trivial.

As a VT KnowledgeWorks member company, I can speak to that, too. 

Jim Flowers delivers on that expectation.  Personally.


Please read what else Jim Flowers thinks an entrepreneur should expect from an incubator.


Jim Flowers is a forty-year veteran of technology-based start-ups, Director of the VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, President of the Virginia Business Incubation Association, and author of MOXIE and other fundamental entrepreneurial concepts. He blogs at So you want to launch a business… (www.startwithmoxie.com).


VT KnowledgeWorks is a unique growth enhancement program open to entrepreneurs in the New River Valley of Virginia and beyond.  Acceleration center and incubation facilities are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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