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ERIC Number: EJ823345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Start It up
Ullman, Ellen
Community College Journal, v79 n3 p14-18 Dec 2008-Jan 2009
Community colleges routinely give life to new businesses, providing test beds for young entrepreneurs to put their ideas into motion--and, in many cases, pump money into local economies. Colleges not only provide access to a brand of idea sharing that breeds innovation, but many also have the wherewithal to help aspiring entrepreneurs pool resources, build prototype products, test theories, and vet their ideas against competition in the open market. This article discusses how business incubation works and the role played by community colleges in its growth. This article also offers a description of four business incubators: (1) Small Business Center/Incubator in Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College; (2) San Diego Technology Incubator in San Diego Community College District; (3) Springfield Business Incubator in Springfield Technical Community College; and (4) Technical Innovation Center in Hagerstown Community College. A description of how an incubator may be sustained is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts