Tag Archives: NYU-Poly Varick St. Incubator

unusual spaces: new solutions

NetGain has become identified with the cultural community because that’s where we started, in the arts.  However, we quickly discovered that the challenges facing arts organizations were troubling organizations in other fields of non-profit management, as well as in government and the corporate sector.  Soon, our work broadened from the performing and visual arts to…
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Why Government Can Initiate but Must Not Lead

Having gone on and on about the effectiveness of incubators as an economic development tool, some people might think I’m advocating that governments create and run more incubators. A perky little blog may not be the place to try and tighten the focus on an issue like this, but let me try: at the municipal level…
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Metaphors Run Amok: Business Incubation

There’s nothing worse than a metaphor gone rogue. We’ve been doing a lot of work on business incubation lately, and it’s amazing how much liberty is taken with that idea. The idea of hatching new businesses like fertilized eggs entered business jargon in 1959 when Joseph Mancuso created the Batavia Industrial Centre in Batavia, New…
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