Curated suggestions for those facilitating startup incubation 2019 planning or summer reading.
Make a cup of tea and enjoy perusing. Let us know what you appreciate or make your own suggestions in the comments or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed any of the 14 editions of the incubation facilitation newsletter you can read the archives. 14 relevant blogs were posted in 2018 including guides for local government, commentary on national startup statistics and international studies on incubator effectiveness. The blogs by Second Muse and Frontier Incubators are also excellent.
For a longer read, StartupAus Crossroads report is essential for Australian startup supporters: https://startupaus.org/document/crossroads-v/
If you like listening more than reading you can use features in iOS/Android or apps (e.g. Instapaper, Pocket) to listen to blog content. Or use a podcast service to listen to This Week in Startups (Australia), StartupWest, Innovation Bay or search for other great content.
Invest in your professional development:
- Apply for a Westpac, Churchill, CSI or fellowship and scholarships
- Join the Meshpoints Practitioner Network, Facilitator Forums or fortnightly action-learning calls
- Sign up for the Frontier Incubator Masterclass Seminar Series with the Convenors
- Check out PeakPersona or other virtual networks and programs
- Join Global Entrepreneurship Network for international best practice and collaborations
Contribute to a festival or conference in 2019:
- In Perth: Social Impact Festival (Jul), West Tech Fest (Dec) etc.
- Around Australia: Pause (Feb), Myriad (May), Launch (June), EightPointEight (Aug), Sunrise (Sept) Spark (Oct), StartCon (Dec), Grind (Dec) etc.
- Go global: GEC in Bahrain (Apr), Rise in Hong Kong (Jul), Slush in Singapore (Sep) etc.
Give recognition to someone else by nominating them for an award:
- WAIITA Incite Awards (open now), Innovator of the Year, WiTWA,
- 40under40, RisingStars, Telstra Business Awards or through your local business chamber
Make the maps better by adding your incubator or venture:
- As a StartupWA affiliate
- To StartupStatus ecosystem map
- To StartupMuster’s list of accelerators
- To JTSI’s list of services
Plan an overseas trip, assisted through government incentives: