Business incubators are programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. Incubators vary in the way they deliver their services, in their organizational structure, and in the types of clients they serve.
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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryincubator (noun)
one that as - incubates
a) an apparatus by which eggs are hatched artificially
b) an apparatus with a chamber used to provide controlled environmental conditions especially for the cultivation of microorganisms or the care and protection of premature or sick babies
c) an organization or place that aids the development of new business ventures especially by providing low-cost commercial space, management assistance, or shared services