“Seed-stage Accelerator” is the term that I’ve long used for these programs and it’s good to see that the programs are now going to brand themselves as such, to better differentiate them from conventional business incubators, which typically have a bad name among entrepreneurs and investors.
I’ve been collecting some information on why incubators have such a poor reputation among entrepreneurs and investors for a future post. The National Business Incubation Association makes incubators sound pretty good, though.
Why do incubators have a bad reputation? Any good links to incubation horror stories?